Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Chekhov's Sister ” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Chekhov's Sister
 
by
W.D. Wetherell
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Chekhov's Sister

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A novel about history, devotion and memory, which pays homage to Chekhov's literary vision, and is set against the violence and devastation of the 20th century. The author also wrote Hyannis Boat and Other Stories and The Man Who Loved Levittown.
Hardcover, 343 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Little Brown & Co
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Chekhov's Sister, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Chekhov's Sister

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Steve Kettmann
Aug 22, 2011 Steve Kettmann rated it really liked it
Here is my review from the San Francisco Chronicle in April 1990:

CHEKHOV'S SISTER

By W.D. Wetherell

Little, Brown; 343 pages; $ 17.95

The title of this majestically restrained novel by W.D. Wetherell -- a truly exciting talent -- suggests that he is responding to Virginia Woolf's famous lament about what a brilliant sister of a brilliant male writer could achieve in prefeminist times. But the novel has more in store.

Consider Yalta, the setting for most of the story, which takes place during the Naz
...more
Judy
Apr 06, 2014 Judy rated it liked it
The title of the book kept me both interested in, and away from, this book for many years! Overall, I found the characters interesting, the style of using prose & play innovative and interesting, and wonder how much of the history is accurate (what is fiction? what is not?). I thoroughly enjoyed the second half of the book where the conflict between art and politics comes to the forefront but I was hoping for a more climactic ending.
Nancy Jensen
Nancy Jensen rated it liked it
Oct 17, 2011
Elisabeth
Elisabeth rated it liked it
Mar 30, 2011
Bob
Bob rated it liked it
Aug 30, 2012
Lydia
Lydia marked it as to-read
Jun 11, 2011
Sophie
Sophie marked it as to-read
Oct 16, 2011
Ellen
Ellen marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2011
Mike
Mike added it
Sep 04, 2014
T.P. Davis
T.P. Davis marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book