The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters: A True Story of Family Fiction


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$28.00  $25.76
Riverhead Books
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5.79 X 8.6 X 1.06 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Klam is the author of the New York Times-bestselling You Had Me at Woof, Love at First Bark, Friendkeeping, Please Excuse My Daughter, and The Stars in Our Eyes. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, People, and other publications. She lives in New York City with her family.


Praise for The Almost Legendary Morris Sisters

"Julie Klam opens the vault of her family history to tell the stories of four amazing women. The Morris sisters lived with pluck, passion, and vision at a time when women were encouraged to live lives of quiet desperation. In learning about them, Julie acquired new perspectives on work, family, and love. This is a life-changing primer for those looking to live out loud." --Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife

"In a world where more and more people think a DNA test will solve all their family mysteries, Julie Klam reminds us that investigating our personal myths takes resourcefulness, curiosity and, yes, bravery. Because as she deconstructs the legends about the Morris sisters, Klam also has to challenge the legends she has manufactured for herself. A moving, insightful family detective story that will leave readers wondering if they dare to examine their own lives and the stories on which they rest." --Laura Lippman, New York Times-bestselling author of Lady in the Lake

"This is the America I want to see--the one where four orphaned immigrant sisters can transform themselves into chain-smoking millionaires. Julie Klam's trademark wit and generosity make this family history a balm for the soul." --Mira Jacob, author of Good Talk

"Within the first few pages of Julie Klam's memoir, I, too, became obsessed with the mysterious Morris sisters, and thrilled at every new insight into their fiercely nonconformist lives. Klam is a witty and engaging guide, following the trail from a small Romanian town to an orphanage in St. Louis to a bohemian townhouse in the West Village. Part history, part confessional, and wholly entertaining, this book explores the nature of mythology and how unanswered questions leave an indelible mark on our lives." -- Abbott Kahler, author (as Karen Abbott) of The Ghosts of Eden Park