Tina Jordan
June 04, 2010 AT 09:20 PM EDT

The Guardian had a terrific column earlier in the week about the greatest sister acts in literature that gave me pause. A few great sister pairings immediately came to mind–Amy and Jo March; the Bennet sisters; Celie and Nettie in The Color Purple; the Wakefield twins in the Sweet Valley High books; Maggie and Rose in In Her Shoes–but honestly, though I’ve been racking my brain, I’m having trouble coming up with more. I remember plenty in the kids’ books I read growing up. But more recently? That’s a challenge.  (Brothers, no problem. I could talk about brothers in literature all day long. That’s definitely a separate column.)

Sisters, anyone?

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