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The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown
The Weird Sisters
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"There is no problem that a library card can't solve." The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home,... show more
"There is no problem that a library card can't solve." The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. "See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much". But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399157226 (0399157220)
ASIN: 0399157220
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
3.0 The Weird Sisters
There is no problem that a library card can't solve. The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly t...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it
3.0 The Weird Sisters
The Andreas family of Barnwell, Ohio is a bookish one. Father is a professor of English at Barnwell College, renowned as a Shakespeare scholar and more than a little obsessed with the works of the immortal bard. Each of his daughters is named for a Shakespearean heroine: Rosalind, called Rose, Bianc...
The Book-Addled Brain
The Book-Addled Brain rated it
4.0
The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown I loved the use of the first person plural narrator. You don't see that very often, but in this case it fit the story perfectly. I enjoyed hearing the story told by the sisters as one entity. The authors use of quotes from Shakespeare peppered through the dialogu...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
4.0 The Weird Sisters
I picked up this book because it is the story of 3 adult sisters (I come from a family of 3 girls) who have all returned home when their mother is diagnosed with breast cancer. Their father is a professor at a liberal arts college whose passion is Shakespeare and rather than giving advice or an opi...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 The Weird Sisters
Three sisters, Cordy (Cordelia), Bean (Bianca) and Rose (Rosalind), who were brought up by parents ensconced in the world of academia, with the father, in particular, speaking to them using quoted verse from Shakespeare, and a mother whose mind wandered at times, leaving them adrift and who thought ...
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