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Wednesday Sisters, the (2008) [Novel]
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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
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionBooks, Scholars, And Librarians
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindFriendship

Edition #1: The Wednesday Sisters

The Wednesday Sisters (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "This generous and inventive book is a delight to read, an evocation of the power of friendship to sustain, encourage, and embolden us. Join the sisterhood!" Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club
  • "If you've ever had a best friend, buy a copy for her." Masha Hamilton, author of The Camel Bookmobile
  • "Move over, Ya-Ya sisters!" Amanda Eyre Ward, author of Forgive Me
  • "This is the kind of book you don't just want to pass on to all your friends. You have to." Caroline Leavitt, author of Coming Back to Me
  • "I read The Wednesday Sisters in one delicious gulp." Lalita Tademy, author of Red River
  • "I simply couldn't put The Wednesday Sisters down until I'd turned the last page." Ellen Baker, author of Keeping the House
  • "A heartwarming novel about the joys and complications of friendship, and an inspiring story for anyone who has dared to dream big." Michelle Richmond, author of The Year of Fog
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The Wednesday Sisters (2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345502827
Dimensions: 9.28 x 6.48 x 1.03
Pages: 288

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