Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

This is a quirky little book about a family who regularly quokes Shakespeare as part of their everyday conversation and three sisters who are all back home, hoping to find themselves and a direction in which to continue their lives.  This book didn't leave a lasting impression on me, but I remember enjoying it as I made my way through.  Plus, it takes place in Ohio, so reading those references was kinda fun.  :)
Book description from Amazon:

This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere-the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much...

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to.

The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents' frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them...

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