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The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
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Mar 05, 11

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Read in July, 2010

This book spans several years and several friends’ lives in the 60’s. Against the backdrop of major events (“women’s lib” protests, the first moon walk, Nixon), it describes the lives of 5 women friends and the lives of their families, and how they all interact and overlap with each other. They meet at the local park, and first they talk about starting a book group but eventually it morphs into a writing group. Through their writing, they get to know each other, as well as to better get to know themselves. They also find that their personal views and prejudices are no match for their friendships. An act of solidarity toward the end of the book shows how far they have all come in their empathy for one another. They also more clearly learn what their own values are, or should be, and try hard to live according to them. They witness each others lives and try not to judge each others choices. A book worth reading; easy to finish because it was so very hard to put down.
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