Carol Saline is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author of three books, and co-author of three photo-essay books.Since 1974, Carol Saline has worked as a senior writer at Philadelphia Magazine, where she specializes in health, profiles, and investigative reporting. Her articles have appeared in many national magazines, including Reader's Digest, Family Circle, More, Redbook, and Cosmo Girl. At present, Carol Saline serves on the boards of The National Osteoporosis Foundation, The Center for Literacy, and The Philadelphia Theater Company. Her roster of community activities includes several years as a volunteer telephone counselor for Contact 609, a mentor with Philadelphia Futures, and board membership with Jewish Family Service of South Jersey, Planned Parenthood of Camden County, The Mayor's Commission on Literacy, and Philadelphia CASA. Sharon J. Wohlmuth is an award-winning photojournalist, lecturer, and co-author of eight photo-essay books. For more than two decades, Wohlmuth was a staff news photographer and photo editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. She shared a Pulitzer Prize for public service for her coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and was nominated again for her searing images of dying children in a Somalian refugee camp. Wohlmuth received numerous honors and awards during her journalistic career at The Philadelphia Inquirer a Nieman Foundation for Journalism finalist at Harvard University, The World Press Photo Competition Feature Award, Sigma Delta Chi Best Feature Photograph, New Jersey Press Association: Best of Show, and varied awards from the Philadelphia Press Photographer's Association and the Pennsylvania Press Photographer's Association.
Saline (Straight Talk) interviews 36 sets of sisters ranging from preschoolers to octogenarians. Some are well known (tennis star Chris Evert and sisters Jeanne and Clare; model Christy Turlington and sisters Erin and Kelly; Coretta Scott King and her sister Edythe). Others (Donna, Debbie and Shirley Masiejczyk, each a police officer; Catherine and Mary Glackin, both nuns) are also worth knowing. This exploration of a special relationship is made even more affecting by the black-and-white photographs of the sisters taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Wohlmuth. 50,000 first printing; $35,000 ad/promo. (Oct.)