This installment of Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Carry the One by Carol Anshaw. Carry the One begins in the hours following Carmen’s wedding reception, when a car filled with stoned, drunk, and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. For the next twenty-five years, those involved, including Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives in response to this single tragic moment.
On Monday, we asked for recommendations for books about siblings. We got a lot of fantastic responses. Here’s a round-up of what you guys suggested in the comments, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Fables by Bill Willingham
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Stone Arabia by Dana Spiotta
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson