Luanne Rice is an expert at writing fiction that examines family relationships, and her new book The Geometry of Sisters is no exception. This is the story of the bonds between sisters—how they relate, support and help to define each other. After her family is touched by tragedy, Maura accepts a teaching position in Rhode Island. As she and her children struggle to move forward with their lives, they try to reconnect with a run away daughter and an estranged sister. Rice illustrates how destructive family secrets can be and uses the daughter Beck’s abilities at mathematics to explore the complexities of the relationships between the sisters in the story The three sets of sisters in the book relate to each other in various ways—straight lines, angles and parallel lines—illustrating the twists and turns that family dynamics can take.