After wading through 900 plus pages of Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, I was looking for something light and sunny when I came across Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen. This is a story of two sisters. One is married, in the public eye and mixes with local celebrities and socialites. The other is single and works at a women's shelter in the Bronx. Despite their differences, their lives overlap. Anna Quindlen does a great job at exploring the complexities of relationships within the family.