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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Wednesady Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton


The Wednesday Sisters explores the ties of friendship that bind five women together. Set against a backdrop of the turbulent 1960's and 70's, Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally come together each week as they form a sort of writer's group. It soon evolves into much more than that as they share in each others' successes, failures, heartbreaks, and joys.

I really enjoyed this book. The story was compelling, and the setting was perfect. Having not experienced the time period first hand, I gained a lot of insight into the roles of women before the liberties I take for granted were ever realized. It actually helped me to understand and appreciate my mother a little more. The Wednesday Sisters is a beautifully written and touching novel that speaks to every woman's desire to find her place in the world. The characters are vivid and real, and the first-person narrative left me feeling as much a part of the group as any of the 'sisters.' I cried, laughed, and cheered right along with them. We should all be so lucky as to find our own 'Wednesday Sisters.'

3 comments:

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Hi Traci, I just started reading The Wednesday Sisters last night. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'll post a review as soon as I finish it.

kbookreviews said...

Hi, found you via LibraryThing. Hmm looks good. The summary, well without the writing part, makes me think of that movie "Now and Then"... Yet another to go on my TBR list!

kbookreviews said...

I've also just added you to my LibraryThing Bloggers page, so drop by to make sure your name and link are correct :)