When they were young, Susan and Edna, children of Holocaust refugee parents, were inseparable; Susan’s life became even more complicated when, just short of her sixteenth birthday, she learned that she’d been born without a uterus and would never menstruate or give birth to children. As she coped with this trauma, Edna continued loving her unconditionally, as she always had. In her adult years Edna lived a life of dignity in a spiritual community, becoming a model for how Susan could live hers. In her forties, Susan realized her dream of motherhood when she adopted a daughter. Throughout, Edna remained a teacher and loving presence in her sister’s life. Susan Rudnick’s memoir, Edna’s Gift: How My Broken Sister Taught Me to Be Whole (SheWrites) celebrates a long, complicated and loving relationship between the sisters.