The Complication of Sisters- Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan

Disclaimer: I was given this book free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis (from amazon)

An argument with her older sister led author/artist Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan to examine what it means to be a sister. What she discovered is that, even as young sisters grow into women, some of the rivalries and frustrations that marked their early years do not necessarily grow up. With humor and wit, Katherine reveals some of the sisterly baggage that she has been carrying for decades, as well as her conclusion that no matter how complicated the relationship between sisters, there is really no stronger bond. This book, expressed in stories and illustrations, is perfect for any woman who is a sister. It is sure to spark memories, recover early bonds, and to heal old hurts.


This is an extremely short book (less than 100 pages) and I finished it in the space of one 15 minute bus journey.

It wasn’t really what I expected either, it was more a series of musings than of short stories. Sometimes the musings spoke of a specific event, but each one was no longer than a page. Each ‘story’ had a picture to go along with it which was a nice addition.

I certainly felt I gained a sense of Mariaca-Sullivan’s relationship with her sister, but the majority of the time I didn’t feel that it described my relationships with my sisters.

I can see this making a nice gift book for your sister (if it speaks to you), and it would be nice to share and talk about together.


Buy it:

Kindle (£3.83)

Paperback- Colour (£8.87)

Paperback- Black and White (£7.21)


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Filed under Contempory, Fiction review, Short story

One response to “The Complication of Sisters- Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan

  1. Curtisnaby


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