The Wright Sister


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$16.99  $15.63
Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Patty Dann has published three novels, Mermaids, Starfish, and Sweet & Crazy. Her most recent nonfiction book is The Butterfly Hours: Transforming Memories into Memoir. Her work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Mermaids was made into a movie, starring Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci. She has taught at the Fairfield County Writers' Studio, Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute, and the West Side YMCA in NYC. New York Magazine named Dann one of the "Great Teachers of NYC". Dann is married to journalist Michael Hill and has one son and two stepsons.


"The Wright Sister is a marvel--a perfect, very dear and brilliant novel whose characters are now stored in my heart like favorite, absent friends. Long live the remarkable Katharine Wright, her famous brothers, and author Patty Dann, who brought them back to life for this gobsmacked, grateful reader."
--Elinor Lipman, author of Good Riddance and On Turpentine Lane
"No longer hidden by history, the wind beneath Wilbur and Orville's wings--their brainy sibling Katharine--soars in The Wright Sister. Patty Dann's cunning epistolary page-turner chronicles a woman taking flight past fifty while it reflects on sexual awakening, early feminism, and the unbreakable bonds of filial love. Immensely readable!"--Sally Koslow, author of Another Side of Paradise and the international best-seller, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx
"From the first sentence to the last Patty Dann captures the voice of Katharine Wright with uncanny verisimilitude. Poignant."--Sheila Kohler, author of Once We Were Sisters and Open Secrets