The Wednesday sisters: a novel

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &; Friendship, loyalty, and love lie at the heart of Meg Waite Clayton&;s beautifully written, poignant, and sweeping novel of five women who, over the course of four decades, come to redefine what it means to be family. For thirty-five years, Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally have met every Wednesday at the park near their homes in Palo Alto, California. Defined when they first meet by what their husbands do, the young homemakers and mothers are far removed from the Summer of Love that has enveloped most of the Bay Area in 1967. These &;Wednesday Sisters&; 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 gloves with her miniskirts. But they are bonded by a shared love of both 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 for 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. Humorous and moving, The Wednesday Sisters is a literary feast for book lovers that earns a place among those popular works that honor the joyful, mysterious, unbreakable bonds between friends. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Meg Waite Clayton&;s The Wednesday Daughters.Praise for The Wednesday Sisters&;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&;I read The Wednesday Sisters in one delicious gulp. With a smart, entrancing voice, Meg Waite Clayton sweeps us into the world of the tumultuous 1960&;s and beyond, and gives us the gift of five young women coming into their own as friends, mothers, wives and writers. . . . Up until the last page, I found myself fervently rooting for each of them as if they were my friends too.&;&;Lalita Tademy, author of Red Riverand Cane River
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subject_facetDomestic fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Housewives -- Fiction
Housewives as authors -- Fiction
Nineteen sixties -- Fiction
Palo Alto (Calif.) -- Fiction
title_displayThe Wednesday sisters : a novel
title_fullThe Wednesday Sisters A Novel
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Housewives
Housewives as authors
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Nineteen sixties