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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
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Apr 24, 12

bookshelves: general-fiction
Read in April, 2012

The Shakespearean professor father, Dr. James Andreas, is constantly reading, shooing away conversations. His wife has breast cancer and a masectomy. He is devoted to her and spends nights at her bedside.

Daughter Rose (Rosalind) has always been the eldest and feels it is her duty to hold the family together. She has a doctorate in mathematics and has been teaching in Columbus, OH, but has been waiting for a position to open at Barnwell. This conflicts with Jonathan, who has accepted a position at Oxford and wants to leave Barnwell and their families there.

Bean (Bianca), is a fashion plate, has been in New York and gotten into trouble. Cordy (Cordelia) also returns with her own secret which will soon become evident.

Their three personalities are portrayed as being very different but we're told while they snap at each other the three are also kind when hearing the traumas of their sisters. And they are all reading constantly and all the family speaks in lines from Shakespeare.

And, wouldn'tyaknow, at the end two are hooked up with the men we assumed they would be when we first met them, and Bean has found her calling in life.

It pales after reading Swamplandia! and their many adventures!

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