Friday, October 24, 2008

The Wednesday Sisters

Title: The Wednesday Sisters
Author: Meg Waite Clayton
Pages: 304
Yearly Count: 73
Awards: the Happy Chicken Award, by B&b ex libris

Five unlikely women meet at the park, they are all so different, and yet they are all in the same place. They need friends, they need to lean to define themselves for more than just their roles as mother, daughter, wife. The sisters, who are not actually sisters at all, and don't meet on Wednesday anymore, learn though difficulties that their friendship will stand the test of time, hardship and misunderstandings. It takes place in the 60's when women are learning to ask questions, to speak up and to take charge.

I have seen The Wednesday Sisters raved about on blogs over months and months. I can now say that I think every woman should read The Wednesday Sisters. It is not just, "oh, that was a good book, I liked it" it is " I will remember that book for the rest of my life as a powerful portrayal of relationships, love, difficulty and beating the odds". I am so glad I gave it a shot. I cried, laughed, cried, laughed and did it over and over.

Reading the Wednesday Sisters is really more like hanging out with a group of real women, ladies who care about each other, and work through their differences. This book is just a cut above, it is actually the reason I came up with my Happy Chicken award in the first place!! If you have seen this one around, and have been holding out, know that you really are doing yourself a huge disservice.

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Have you read and reviewed the Wednesday Sisters? Leave me your link...I know there are tons of reviews out there!!

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bermudaonion said...

I bought this book this summer and it's still in my TBR pile. I've had some contact with Meg through Good Reads and she is so nice. I'm glad the book is good.

Traci said...

I read The Wednesday Sisters several months ago, and I agree with your review - here's mine, by the way.

Anna said...

I've been wanting to read this one for awhile. Glad you enjoyed it!

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cessie said...

I did not know this one but will put it on my list, sounds like a great read! And now that you have given it your reward it's even more tempting ;-)

Dar said...

Great review Bethany. Glad you liked it. I have seen so many reviews for it and yet this is one book I haven't gotten my hands on yet but really want to read. Your review made it that much so.

avisannschild said...

I really enjoyed this book too! My review is here.

Veens said...

i have also seen so many great review about this book - but i ahve not had luck getting it for me yet :)

whats that award?! it is really nice!