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“iris & Lily” has something for everyone in your club
Iris & Lily - the Amazon #1 Bestselling novel - makes an ideal book for clubs. Rich in themes, characters, plot, and structure, Iris & Lily is sure to generate provocative and interesting discussion. (We’ll even provide questions to start the conversation!)
About the story: Book One
Iris and Lily are inseparable sisters growing up in the '60s and '70s. They are the youngest daughters in a family of fourteen, struggling to survive in the chaotic Capotosti household. The rage of their hot-blooded Italian-American father, the demands and dictates of the Catholic church, the abuse and intimidation meted out by half a dozen domineering brothers, and the oppression of poverty pave their lives, forcing them to tackle physical and emotional feats beyond their comprehension and power.
During childhood, Iris and Lily lock arms to care for and protect one another, but as they grow, outside forces begin to drive a wedge between them. The blatant favoritism of an aunt, the shame of sexual abuse, socioeconomic shifts, and the eruption of the women’s movement become the catalysts that transform their childhood camaraderie into conflict and their affection into alienation.
Is the love between two sisters strong enough to survive the truth they have avoided for so long? Can the deeply ingrained dynamic that governs their relationship – and their destinies – be altered?
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Loved the Iris & Lily trilogy
This saga of these two sisters lives ring true and deals with important issues and resolutions. I am so glad I read all three books. Excellent storyline, well written and wonderful character development. I highly recommend this book.
This story has made me a better person
I listened to all three books on Audible… I looked forward to my twice daily commute to and from Washington, DC. Hearing the stories have made me a better person. Thank you!
I found myself deeply touched by each character and often forced myself to stop reading in order to think more deeply about the ramifications of what they were doing, sometimes asking myself what I would do at that point. This created such a range of emotions that it surprised me over and over again. I have recommended IRIS & LILY to several friends and hope to bring this to my book club in the near future.
Best books I’ve read in… forever!
“I felt like I knew these people, and loved them. Thank you for the wonderful experience of enjoying Iris & Lily.”
Words can’t express
“I’ve read them all now and I just don’t have the words to express how very much I loved these books. I didn’t want their story to end.”
Fantastic cover to cover
“Absolutely everyone who wants a fantastic cover to cover read - purchase these books! You will not want to put this book down. I know I didn’t!”
Falling in love
“I’ve fallen in love with these books and these characters. I don’t want the story to end.”
I want to read them again!
“I don’t know when I have enjoyed three books so much. I’ll be glad when some time passes so I can read them again.”
A true modern-day literary gift
“Iris & Lily captures your heart and doesn’t let go, page after page.”
You’ll miss the family when you’re done with the books
This was a huge series that put you right into the center of a family almost as if you were one of the 12 children. The story is told by 2 of the sisters who are the youngest girls. There are so many life changing moments that happen to both girls as you follow them into womanhood. I know I missed them when I finished the books. You’ll encounter lots of surprises, some good and some not! I highly recommend Iris and Lily.
Curl up with Iris & Lily
I absolutely adored these books. Exactly what I needed. Whenever I was having a bad day, I would curl up with Iris & Lily and forget.
Now my sister is hooked too, lol!
This is an awesome book. I suggested that my sister read it and now she is hooked, too!
I can’t put it down!
Just started reading the series. I think I may have a problem with putting it down!
A superb book
"The Scipioni sisters have made Iris and Lily into living people with this book. Their intelligent and perceptive descriptions of the relationships in the lives of Iris and Lily strongly resonate with me.”
A story of sisters and family!!
"I could not put this book down!! An emotional ride!!"
I thoroughly enjoyed this gem
"One of my favorite books of all time...poignant and raw yet also sweet and loving."
Great fiction that read like non-fiction
"Loved the three book series… Now our book club is reading the trilogy so we can discuss the women's issues addressed in the novel."
Best book ever in my opinion. Very captivating, and I did not want it to end!
"Best book I have read in a long while! The authors described people, places, & events so well - draws the reader right in. I didn't want this book to end!"
Could not let this story go
“I started the book series and could not let it go. It touched me on so many levels. As a sister, daughter , wife and mother of a girl and 2 boys.”
“I wish that I could share this wonderful story with my sisters who unfortunately have passed. I feel however they were with me throughout this read laughing crying teasing all the way.”
I miss Lily & Iris!
“This is one of the very best books I have ever read. I am going to miss Lily and Iris. This is a must-read.”
A Must Read
“A Must Read! This is probably one of the most important series that I have ever read. Whoever reads this will realize how family and love shapes our lives.”
“This is one of the best books I have ever read and I read many. The authors' unique style kept me excited and turning the next page.”
I am still thinking about who I am
“I think this is the first time I've ever read a book that made me look at my life closer. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. Well done, ladies.”
“A true test, for me, is when I can get so lost in a book that I see myself in the characters. I loved this tale and I too will wonder from time time to time how Lily and Iris are doing.”
Best book ever
“Very captivating, and I did not want it to end! Best book I have read in a long while! The authors described people, places, & events so well - draws the reader right in. I didn't want this book to end!”
My new all time favorite
“Iris &Lily has moved The Thornbirds and Pillars of the Earth to 2nd and 3rd place as my all time favorite books.”
Hard to put this book down
“It is a page turner and you really don't want it to end. Their lives as children and then as adults who were so affected by that childhood is told very frankly and truthful.”
Saga of sisters
"This very authentic tale of two sisters growing up in a large family took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride. I found myself wanting more…"
If you have ever been part of a family, you will love this book
"Iris and Lily became like a part of my family as I read this book. I laughed and cried and thought about the story when I was busy doing other things."
Group discussion guides
To assist you in facilitating meaningful discussions at your next group, we offer three downloadable documents below. Each document offers a brief synopsis of the respective volume (spoiler alert if you haven't yet read!), followed by some questions to "prime the pump" for your group.
What’s more, your club members can get “Iris & Lily” in the format that works best for them. We offer it in print as a trade paperback, as an ebook for Kindle, and as an Audible book for those who prefer to listen to their stories.
Download Synopsis and Discussion Questions
Iris & Lily: Book One
Iris & Lily: Book Two
Iris & Lily: Book Three
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