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60-Day Book Meme - Day 22

Day 22 - Favorite non-sexual relationship (including asexual romantic relationships)


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Feb. 18th, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm going to go with another pairing from J.D. Robb's In Death series, Lt. Eve Dallas and Detective Delia Peabody. These two make a great pair. As with Eve and Roarke, Dallas and Peabody bring out the best in each other. The banter between the two is witty and enjoyable. Robb does a great job developing their relationship over the course of the series. As each character grows and changes, their relationship evolves as well. I always enjoy the way these two interact.

A number of books I've read recently have had relationships that were well-written and brought depth and richness to their stories, of particular note is the relationship between Hettie "Handful" Grimke and Sarah Grimke in The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd.

(From GoodReads) Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty-five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

I wasn't ready to say good-bye to these characters when the book ended. Their relationship is complex, intriguing, and moving. Sue Monk Kidd does an amazing job crafting the course of their relationship from childhood well into adulthood.
Feb. 18th, 2014 04:20 am (UTC)
an automatic answer is "TullyandKate" from Kristen Hannah's firefly lane. Its classic friendship through time with a roller coaster of emotions through love, betrayal, forgiveness, and grief.

digging deeper in my memory of books, I recall Rose and Ruby. I discovered them when reading "The Girls" by an author I do not remember.
They were twin sisters joined at the head.
"put your hand up to your ear as if you were trying to hear something better... that is where my sister and I are connected."
Feb. 19th, 2014 06:59 pm (UTC)
Lori Lansens wrote The Girls. (l liked her The Wife's Tale even better and got Rush Home Road for Christmas. I'm a big fan)
Feb. 18th, 2014 09:50 am (UTC)
Cimourdain and Gauvain in Quatrevingt-treize by Victor Hugo made me cry a lot.
Feb. 20th, 2014 11:09 am (UTC)
Hmm probably Eizabeth and Jane in Pride & Prejudice.
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