Zhou San Zi Mei Tao =The Wednesday Sisters (Wednesday #1)
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...more
Clayton's stories will help third- and fourth-wave feminists avoid political matricide. The pungent stench of fear and powerlessness that Clayton's characters face at critical junctures in their lives are--in a large part--history because of the work of second wave feminists.
I offer the following in a desperate attempt to convince high-school and college-aged women to read this scandalous book.* With their mothers. And the...more
The story is about 5 young mothers who meet in a park in the late sixties. They discover their shared love for reading and writing. They decide to meet once a week in the park to read and critique each o...more
First: The narrative
In most stories, the narrative starts and the beginning and moves toward the end. Sometimes, there are flashbacks. Sometimes those are brief, sometimes they are lengthy (think of Rosalie and Jasper in Eclipse). However, those flashbacks tell us something about the characters, or give...more
The writer als...more
There was also a bit too much history, and that took away from the story. I found myself getting caught up in the story, then the next chapter would start by announcing the y...more
What I love about this book:
*They push (sometimes demand), inspire, and give each other permission to reach for their d...more
However, as an enjoyable read, I found it lacking. The characters are a bit stereotyped, and although I love the time period, it didn't truly come alive for me. I think everything just fell a little flat for me--setting, characters, plot, etc. Some of the ideas were...more
To be honest this book could have been much better if she had written it from each woman's perspective. So one chapter where woman tells about her life and the other one where another woman does.
What I did not like was the writing style. Yes I did enjoy it and want to read the book about the daughters so it is definitely not bad.
What made this book remarkable was that how much the a...more
I think this book probably arose when the author asked, "What did young mothers do as a creative outlet before mom blogs?" and the answer was, of course, they wrote on old-fashioned paper or bonded in little groups in the park....more
1. Women need each other. Good friends are gold, they get us through the roughest parts of life. I wouldn't be where I am now without my own set of "sisters". They come in all shapes a...more
From back cover:
"When five young mothers-Frankie, Linda, Kath, Ally, and Brett-first meet in a neighborhood park in the late 1960's, 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...more
|Novel Readers : Frankie's Book||3||8||Oct 24, 2013 06:33PM|
|Novel Readers : The Old Mansion||1||4||Oct 22, 2013 04:54PM|
|Novel Readers : First impressions||5||9||Oct 20, 2013 07:52PM|
|Sisterhood of the...: The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton||41||26||Aug 26, 2013 04:18AM|
|52 weeks, 52 books: Week 23: The Wednesday Sisters||13||79||Jul 19, 2013 02:22PM|
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“I like the family that comes together in the barn,” Ally said without hesitation. “I like that they aren’t all the same thing; one is human and one’s a spider and one’s a pig. I like that it has nothing to do with blood relations, and everything to do with love.”