Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton. 0.00
Bunner Sisters is a 1916 novel by Edith Wharton. Like “The Age of Innocence”, it is set in 1870s New York, however the lives of Ann Eliza and Evelina Bunner reflect impoverished New York. The sisters run a “very small shop, in a shabby basement, in a sidestreet already doomed to decline.” Shabby as it is, the sisters are happy in their small orderly community of supportive women. The story tells of the destruction of this life, and how the once content sisters are thrown into the world outside of their little shop.