Sister Sorrow, Sister Joy by Mariah Robinson

Ann Cabot, upscale art gallery owner, is struggling to find a pathway to lasting happiness while coping with the sorrows of relinquished love. There is George, her kind but stifling boyfriend, and Max, her intelligent but corrosive ex-husband.

Enter the Pied Piper—Maggie Lambert—Ann’s newly commissioned and exquisitely gifted art conservator.

Charismatic, enigmatic, and abrasively tough-minded, Maggie awakens something foreign and insistent in Ann that promises a new freedom. Deeply wise and deftly written, Sister Sorrow, Sister Joy is about the risks of love—with all its joy, sorrow, and uncertainty.

Sister Sorrow, Sister Joy in the media

Sister Sorrow, Sister Joy was featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Book Notes section! Columnist Jay Strafford says the following:

“With skillful dialogue… a wealth of Richmond locations (including some long-gone and greatly lamented restaurants), and a storyline that vibrates with external and internal conflict, Robinson creates a novel at once wise and witty.”

Read the rest of the review here.

About the Author

Mariah Robinson lives in Richmond, Virginia. Her first novel, Love and Other Illusions, was nominated for Best in Literary Fiction by the Library of Virginia. Her next work, a children’s book, Joseph Bottomley Squirrel, is slated for publication in 2018.