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Discussion Questions

Sisters and Husbands

1. For those who have read Sisters & Lovers, how have Beverly, Charmaine, and Evelyn grown or changed over the past ten years?

2. Which of the three sisters has grown the most? Which has grown the least?

3. Did Beverly make the right decision about whether or not to marry Julian? If so, why? If not, why not?

4. Do too many American women have unrealistic expectations of marriage? Do they expect marriage to be a perfect life, or like a fairy tale?

5. What are Beverly’s greatest strengths and weaknesses?

6. What are Charmaine’s greatest strengths and weaknesses?

7. What are Evelyn’s greatest strengths and weaknesses?

8. Which sister is your favorite and why?

9. Which sister is you least favorite and why?

10. Was Charmaine right to go to bat for her son Kenny, even at the risk of destroying her marriage?

11. Do you think that Beverly and Julian will last?

12. Do you think that Charmaine and Tyrone will last?

Sisters and Husbands
by Connie Briscoe

  • Publication Date: June 2, 2009
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0446534897
  • ISBN-13: 9780446534895