Author(s): Rachel Simon
Review Quotes: "With tenderness and fury, heartbreak and acceptance...Simon comes to the inescapable conclusion that we are all riders on the bus, and on the bus we are all the same." Beth is a spirited woman with mental retardation, who spends nearly every day riding the buses in Philadelphia. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. When Beth asks her sister Rachel to accompany her on the buses for one year, they take a transcendent journey together that changes Rachel's life in incredible ways and leads her to accept her sister at long last--teaching her to slow down and enjoy the ride. Full of life lessons from which any reader will profit, Riding the Bus with My Sister is "a heartwarming, life-affirming journey through both the present and the past...that might just change your life" (Boston Herald).
An amazing book...a beautiful story of the ties that bind...It touched my soul. (Rosie O'Donnell)