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Sister, Sister

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  6,801 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews
Sassy, comical, and true-to-life, this book tells the tale of three young African-American women--perky wife Valerie, scheming social worker Inda, and broken-hearted flight attendant Chiquita--and how their lives are coming together, and apart, in Los Angeles. Fresh and in-your-face, this witty novel depicts a world where women sometimes have to alter their dreams, but nev ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Dutton (first published 1996)
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This was my first experience with Eric Jerome Dickey and I must say it won’t be my last. This book specifically focuses on three women who are linked in a variety of ways including the fact that all three have had their heart broken. I listened to this book on audio and it made the experience really fascinating and interesting. I’m still amazed that a man was able to write with such thorough accuracy about the experiences of women. This book takes the reader on a roller coaster ride as the three ...more
Destiny Hawkins
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a very good book. I listened to the audiobook. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the lives of Chiquita, Inda and Valerie. These were three very different women with relationship issues going on. It amazed me how the friendship between Inda and Chiquita started and blossomed. I keep hearing about these relationships in books, but never in real life. Sounds like a question I need to pose on fb. LOL. The brotherly and sisterly relationship between Inda, Valerie, and "Brown" was beautiful ...more
Winter Sophia Rose
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, Realistic, Heart Warming,Touching, Hot, Eye Opening & Addictive! An Awesome Read! I Loved It!
Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was ok
I did enjoy the book enough to finish the whole thing and even enough to want to read another book by Eric Jerome Dickey. But for some reason, sometimes the characters bothered me, I got tired of the sistuh gurl references all the time. Some of the book was corny, other parts were good. It was a waiting to exhale type of book about two sisters, their brother, and a friend. Their love life's and friendships.
Tara Brown
Sep 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
I thought I liked this author but maybe his books don't age well. I wonder at the time that he wrote this if he actually knew women who spoke like this. I didn't and don't know anyone that did. He just over did it on the sistuhs and the brothers. We know the characters are black. He didn't have to keep reminding us with the simple and silly dialogue. It doesn't ring true for 29 year olds. At times when he limited this, the writing could be decent but then he was right back at it.
Jan 09, 2017 rated it liked it
“I was too deep into our second groove, had gotten way too bold for my own good, pulled my gold sundress over my head and stripped booty-naked so I could get the full effect of the ocean breeze molesting and caressing my sweaty body while [he] molested and caressed me." (ch. 50)

Natallie Woods
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Enjoyed the book glad I read it couldn't stop once I started. Wonder if there is a sequel to this one!
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
EJD almost never disappoints Mi🙂GoodRead!
Black Carrie
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great story about women and sisterhood and how some of us need to behave in certain situations. Eric Jerome gives such great descriptions of the characters and their lives you feel like you're apart of the story. I love E.J.D late work his new stuff just does not hold my attention like the older ones . . . Inda & Valerie were my favorite characters from the book !!! Chiquta just did not hold my attention like the other two did there was not enough of her in the story I'm sure ...more
Feb 20, 2010 rated it it was ok
Two sisters in their late 20s or early 30s have trouble with their men. Their parents were one black and one white so one sister is light skinned and known as Red, the other dark skin and known as Black. They have a brother called Brown--you figure it out. Anyway, Black meets another young woman on the steps of her boyfriends house. Inside they find the mutual boyfriend in bed with a third woman. Black and Chiquita bond over this incident and go out and party. Red, on the other hand, has a real ...more
Set in sunny Los Angeles, two unlikely women bond after discovering each have been in a "relationship" with the same man. Inda solid career as a social worker, absolutely the comedian of the group, but a divorce has made her antsy about men and flight attendant Chiquita dealing with mama abandonment issues (very intense visit with her mother). Sub-story, Inda's younger sister Valerie faced with a problematic marriage, but wife is the only thing she believes she knows how to do. Sister, Sister is ...more
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ejd, completed-books
Where do I start? This book gives a great insight, for the most part, into black women struggles within relationships. Chiquita's story brought tears to my eyes because of the relationship with her 'birth' mother. Inda represents the scorn black women due to her trials & tribulations with her past encounter with men. Valerie transformed from a hopeless romantic to a realist when it comes to love. Walter? She handled that situation well!
I read this book again because Valerie's chapter abou
Aug 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ipad, lacpl-ebook
Very Engaging Storytelling.

Often cute, sometimes silly, but always engaging, SISTER, SISTER: A Novel, by Eric Jerome Dickey, is a quick and easy, fun and enjoyable, summertime read, with quirky characters that grow on you. Although not quite up to the riotous wit and whimsy of THE SUPREMES AT EARL'S ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, by Edward Kelsey Moore, it comes close.

Recommendation: Sister, Sister is a very entertaining read--especially for anyone familiar with Southern California. The locations in this nove
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read!
Sep 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: black-men
Wow. I don't know what is going on with me but I have been picking the worst books to read lately and this one tops the list. These women... what make Eric Jerome Dickey think that women act like this? This was some of the most unbelievable mess I have ever read. The voices were weak, the characters were weak and one dimensional, and when I finished, I was like... what exactly was the point of this book? Fail.
Feb 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first read an Eric Jerome Dickey novel about seven years ago, I was eager to read more of his by the time I finished it...however a lot has changed in seven years, and by the time I was finished with this book, I was kind of disappointed ---at times, I found that it was rather far fetched. It seemed a bit silly at times, but it made the story all the more amusing and heartwarming.
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it
This was an entertaining read. The plot development is typical for Eric Dickey. Once I read a couple of his books, I never read another because they are similar.
Shayla Robinson
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very good book. I would recommend this read to any girlfriend.
Sister Sister
4/5 stars

This one was a reread for me but it's been somewhere between 8 to 10 years since I first read it so besides like 2 big events I forgot all of it.

For a majority of this book, Valerie was my favorite sister to follow, and I found it interesting that hers was the only perspective the was in 3rd person. I hated the fact that she stayed with such a piece of shit such as Walter but I loved her character development by the end of the book. I just wished the best for her,
SD Johnson
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Unfortunately, unless I have a serious change of heart this will be the last book I read by Eric Jerome Dickey. His reading style for me is a little on the junior high and high school level. Its easy to believe that he was at some point a middle school teacher. It took me days to finally finish this book, not because of it's length, but due to the lack of structure. EJD has several different writing styles in one book. I'm more familiar with authors choosing a writing style and sticking with tha ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I started reading Eric Jerome Dickey books in the 4th grade and he has always been my favorite African American fiction author. Re visiting this book at 29 during the season I am in was definitely a reminder of why his books have always been my favorite escape! Started it Sunday and literally stayed up all
Night and couldn't put it down.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ready for another one

Second read by this author and I’m already ready for the next. He’s got an awesome way of keeping you locked in and making you want more. The characters are so realistic and entertaining and the details about the setting and the way everything ties together is at times shocking.
Joanne Haywood
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely encouraging read

This was a great book about love lust pain and healing. It also about friendships finding yourself. Great book. Loved it
Jolie Adam
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I read EJD so it was nice to read one of his older novel. He was always a good writer and great storyteller. His ability to develop and embody the characters is admirable.
LaKeisha Richardson
I love EJD!

I already have the book & now doing my ebook collection. I have every book this man has written. MY FAV AUTHOR!!!
Sep 24, 2017 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ty-s-books
starting off slow so far
10-2-17 didn't finished seemed boring put it down and started reading another book
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
(FROM JACKET)Meet Valerie. She became the perfect wife to please a husband whose career-along with their marriage-has gone nowhere. Meet Inda. Valerie's divorced sister. Her new man has a hard body, smooth moves-and another girlfriend on the side. Then there's Chiquita. She thinks she's found the ideal man in Inda and Valerie's brother. But has she? Really? Three women. One's looking for passion. One's hot for revenge. And one's searching for something else entirely.
Totally fresh, true to life,
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Book about sisters Valerie and Inda. Both are in questionable relationships; one married and the other attached. Their story flows freely and chapters alternate from one to the other.

I'm not really sure why the author chose to focus so much on complexion in this story but the characters seem to take notice of everyone's shade even when it is totally irrelevant to what is actually occurring in the story. Perhaps it was a, way of demonstrating the result of their father inadvertently teaching the
Tobi A
Sep 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-other
I love, love, love Eric Jerome Dickey's books even to the point of rereading, which I don't do. I read this a while ago but still remember how I couldn't stop reading it. Raw, real and makes you want to read all his books.
Jeanna Brown
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he earned his degree in Computer System Technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.

After landing a job in the aerospace industry as a software developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a
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“Sometimes you have to let people change and grow on their own, you have to back off and hope it turns out for the best.” 2 likes
“And we all know when a sistuh gets mad, a sistuh gets athletically creative.” 2 likes
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