|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||May 2009|
|Number of Pages:||306|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.5|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.5 x 1.0|
Verdict: Clayton's well-developed characters embody the best and the worst qualities in all women. They are endearing, infuriating, and real, so much so that you won't want to say good-bye to them when this engaging book ends. Background: In the spirit of lady lit classics like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Hot Flash Club, and The Knitting Circle, this book celebrates the loyalty and love that lays at the heart of women's friendships.
Frankie, Linda, Brett, Ally, and Kath are young marrieds when they meet in 1967. Their lives are rooted in convention even though the world is in chaos, what with men walking on the moon, feminists protesting the Miss America Pageant, and war raging in Vietnam. But the Wednesday Sisters, as they come to call themselves, share a love of writing and literature that helps them transcend the hardships of their daily lives, which include infertility, adultery, illness, prejudice, and failure.
-Jeanne Bogino, New Lebanon Lib., NY
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Five women, one passion, and the unbreakable bond of friendship
When five young mothers—Frankie, Linda, Kath, Ally, and Brett—first meet in a neighborhood park in the late 1960s, their conversations center on marriage, raising children, and a shared love of books. Then one evening, as they gather to watch the Miss America Pageant, Linda admits that she aspires to write a novel herself, and the Wednesday Sisters Writing Society is born. The five women slowly, and often reluctantly, start filling journals, sliding pages into typewriters, and sharing their work. In the process, they explore the changing world around them: the Vietnam War, the race to the moon, and a women’s movement that challenges everything they believe about themselves. At the same time, the friends carry one another through more personal changes—ones brought about by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success. With one another’s support and encouragement, the Wednesday Sisters begin to embrace who they are and what they hope to become, welcoming readers to experience, along with them, the power of dreaming big.
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