4 Best Reads on Sibling Relationships

by August 11, 2014 0 comments

In the beginning were those hair pulling days, arguing over who will get the last slice of cake, making faces at each other, spurting out the secrets, telling on each other, fighting over the remote control to watch your favorite cartoon, trying to wrestle and punch each other, alleging to be momma’s / dada’s best baby…. And then there were also those days where you’d hug each other, support each other, cover up for each other, hold on to each other’s secrets, wait to talk until they reached home and so on. You wish you’d not have them yet have them too. This Love-Hate relationship is best seen in our home amongst our siblings. And thank goodness, we don’t get to choose our siblings. Else we’d be in serious trouble to find the one we already had. With the celebration of Raksha Bandhan right around the corner, here’s a list of books on Sibling Relationships that could cheer you up and make you treasure those lovely moments you had with your siblings or just simply accentuate the extraordinary relations we share with our siblings. If you are the only child, I’ll bet these books will make you wonder what life would be like, growing up with a sibling. Happy Reading!

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A book describing fraternal rivalry and love, that most often go hand in hand. Colt through his book gives us insight into the lives of 4 brothers and how they depend, influence, support each other and are competitive and get into conflicts with each other too. Siblings though born from the same womb, are distinctly apart in their thinking, behavior and personalities.

Author:George Howe Colt

ISBN No(ISBN-10): 1416547789 and (ISBN-13): 978-1416547785

Where to find? : Amazon.in

Formats Available: Kindle – INR 664.37

                              Hardcover – INR 1164.75

                              Paperback – INR 850

                              Audio CD – INR 2677.87

 

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In his book, The Sibling Effect, Jeffrey Kluger talks about the significance of siblings in our lives and the role that science, psychology and sociology play in it.

‘A provocative and surprising exploration of the longest sustained relationships we have in life—those we have with our siblings. Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters. Our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role models and cautionary tales. They teach us how to resolve conflicts and how not to, how to conduct friendships and when to walk away. Our siblings are the only people we know who truly qualify as partners for life.’

Author: Jeffrey Kluger

ISBN No- (ISBN-10): 1594486115 and (ISBN-13): 978-1594486111

Where to find? : Amazon.in

Formats & Prices AvailableKindle – INR 628.90

                                              Hardcover – INR 1155.92

                                             Paperback – INR 755

                                             Audio CD – INR 2614.63

 

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In her book, Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn shares with us the loss of her sibling Ted, whom she also considered her best friend.

‘The Empty Room is DeVita-Raeburn’s unflinching, often haunting recollection of life with Ted, woven into a larger exploration of the enormous — and often unacknowledged — impact of a sister’s or brother’s death on remaining siblings.’

Elizabeth has further shared the experiences of many others that have encountered a similar loss.

Author: Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

ISBN No- (ISBN-10): 0743201523 and (ISBN-13): 978-0743201520

Where to find? : Amazon.in, Infibeam.com

Formats & Prices Available: Hardcover – INR 2363.69

                                              Paperback – INR 766

 

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‘Almost every life is profoundly touched–and complicated–by a sibling relationship. In intimate childhood portraits of brothers and sisters, Siblings joins Nick Kelsh’s exquisite black-and-white photography–free of all sentimentality–to Anna Quindlen’s wry and tender essays. Here are forgotten moments, naked emotions and conflicting urges, to be treasured in the rediscovery. Infant toes curl against each other, brothers fight tooth and nail, a toddler views a new baby with horror and later touches it with love. The raw reality of their interactions, transcending the children’s own loveliness, is mirrored in nuances wittily pinpointed by the text. Siblings captures and reveals an undying dynamic at its very source–for siblings now grown, and for their parents and grandparents.’

Author: Nick Kelsh & Anna Quindlen

ISBN No- (ISBN-10): 0670878820 and (ISBN-13):  978-0670878826

Where to find? : Amazon.in

Formats & Prices Available: Hardcover – INR 2940.95







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