After recently reading 'Friends and Lovers' and 'Milk in my Coffee', I felt the urge to reread 'Sister,Sister', and I loved it again. Warm, poignant and so real. The trails, and expectations of everyday living were so prevalent, it made me give serious thought to people and how we relate. Inda had me stomping my feet and laughing, but she was telling it like it is. I'm glad Chiquita realized Raymond was a 'Pie Dog' and that she deserved better. EJD subtly imports the important role that family or lack there of, plays in our lives. And in the three books we see positive career minded brothers and sisters, awesome. At some point in all of his books he no longer has characters, but what feels like people, like family or friends. And that is where Eric excels, that's part of the mystery of his penmanship. I love how the couples he puts together, fit like a puzzle, they seem to have the same karma. Your descripitons are so vivid, you have me wanting to go to 5th Street Dicks to lizten to jazz. I can hardly wait for July, to see what has happened in everyone's life. Please keep the press rolling. EJD, YOU ARE ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS.