If you are among the sisterless, the title of this book may cause you to roll your eyes and think, "Oh, please ." But if…
Book Review

Book Review: 'Sisters'

If you are among the sisterless, the title of this book may cause you to roll your eyes and think, ''Oh, please.'' But if you can bear to open it, Wohlmuth's striking black-and-white photographs will seduce you immediately. As for Saline, she has used the subject matter as a brilliant device to get up close and personal with the famous and not-so-famous. There are the Turlington sisters talking about their supermodel sister, Christy; Coretta Scott King writing to her sister Edythe about Martin Luther King Jr.; and Janice Coffey speaking about her sister Elizabeth, who used to be her brother before his sex-change operation. The essays — and photographs — range from the strange to the utterly familiar. A

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints