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A Book for My Sister [Hardcover]

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Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.6" Width: 8.14" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.96 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2003
Publisher   Laughing Elephant
ISBN  188321145X  
EAN  9781883211455  

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This book celebrates the many pleasures of having a sister. It is written by a woman who has matured and made a life of her own, who looks back warmly on growing up with a sister, and reflects on the continuing pleasures of the relationship. She speaks of the bond created by memories, the pleasure in having someone to trust and confide in. She says her sister is "a mirror in which I can see what I was, and what I have become," and calls the sisterly bond "a peaceful island in my life." Welleran Poltarnees has exercised his research talents to find pictures that bring each thought to deeper life.

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Welleran Poltarnees characterizes himself as "a normal, perhaps boring, member of the human race." Most would not agree with his assessment. Poltarnees spends his life searching for the memorable image. This search leads him to a relentless siege of garage sales, auctions, libraries, flea markets and antique stores. He has collected thousands of pictures books, old and new. He travels extensively, always searching. He loves the rain, usually wears a fedora, and attends more than one hundred classical music concerts a year.

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Siblings Unrivaled  Jul 27, 2008
It was on a summer weekend that my sister came to visit me that we soon realized this was an occasion to celebrate our sisterhood. Our lives had gone in two such very different directions that we sometimes struggled to find common interest or even common experience. We were more a case of opposites attract, in this case, sibling bond. For the bond between sisters is a real one, and strong, and enduring. Despite all.

By weekend's end, my sister surprised me with a gift: the breathtakingly beautiful book, "A Book for My Sister," by Pamela Winterbourne, published by Laughing Elephant Books. Here were the words, along with the visual representation, of our sibling ties. Part of a series (there are similar books for daughters, mothers, fathers, friends), it appears at first much like a picture book for children. The words are few, the pictures large and colorful. But then, why not? Some things are said best in few words, and we all know how many words a picture contains. A thousand and more ...

Pamela Winterbourne is a portrait photographer by trade, and it was during a photo session with her young daughter that she recalled herself at a young age, along with her sister. From this flash of memory came this book, a kind of letter to her sister about how important she was to her. The art images are selected by Wellerna Poltarnees, and they capture what perhaps the words only hint at, bringing to show such classic artists as Mary Cassatt, Frederick Bosley, Robert Reid, William Adolphe Bouguereau, John Singer Sargent, and a long and lustrous list of others.

"You know me, in some ways, better than I know myself," Winterbourne writes. "And we have both been enriched by our various interests and experiences... I feel safe in your esteem, which allows me to share my dreams and aspirations..."

And so I embraced warm and long - my sister. Who gave me this book so that I might remember not only a special weekend of renewing our bond across time and space and varied life experience, but also to remind me that in all the world, regardless of how diverting our paths, I will always find in her, my sister's heart, a safe and lasting oasis.

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