There is a sense of connection as powerful as a rope--or those chains around the ankles that convicts wear when they're shuttled to and from prison. Lifelong, irreversible connection is like that. So writes best-selling author Anna Quindlen on the nature of relationship with one's brothers and sisters in Siblings, her latest collaboration with photographer Nick Kelsh, a finely nuanced exploration of the many sides to the sibling bond. Her essays, often deeply emotional, explore the ways in which the sibling relationship is both the introduction to life and the laboratory within which the social skills of co-existence are practiced. Perfectly framing and illustrating Anna's musings are Nick's timeless, memory-provoking black and white photographs. These images capture the raw emotional energy of real siblings interacting at a time in their lives when feelings have yet to be tamed and thus can truly be revealed. Together Nick and Anna evoke memories long forgotten, reminding us of what once existed and of what persists. Readers recognizing themselves, each other, their children and grandchildren in this profoundly touching volume will wish to share it with anyone they love.