(From the publisher):
Friendship, loyalty, and love lie at the heart of this novel of five women who, over the course of four decades, come to redefine what it means to be a family.
In the late 1960s, Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally find themselves meeting every Wednesday at a park in Palo Alto, California. Defined at first mainly by what their husbands do, the young homemakers and mothers are far removed from the Summer of Love. These "Wednesday Sisters" otherwise seem to have little in common: Frankie is a timid transplant from Chicago, brutally blunt Linda is a remarkable athlete, Kath is a Kentucky debutante, quiet Ally has a secret, and quirky, ultra-intelligent Brett wears little white goves with hier miniskirts. But the women are bonded by a shared love of literature, Fitzgerald, Eliot, Austen, du Maurier, Plath, and Dickens, and the Miss America Pageant, which they watch together every year.
As the years roll on and their children grow, the quintet forms a writers' circle to express their hopes and dreams through poems, stories, and, eventually, books. Along the way, they experience history in the making, Vietnam, the race to put a man on the moon, and a women's movement that challenges everything they have ever thought about themselves, while at the same time supporting one another through changes in their personal lives brought on by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success.
The novel is a literary feast for book lovers and a celebration of the mysterious, unbreakable bonds among friends.
Original title: The Wednesday Sisters
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Books, Scholars, And Librarians
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind→ Friendship