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ISBN13: 9780425244142
ISBN10: 0425244148
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This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere — the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much....

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father — a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse — named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to.

The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents' frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them...

Review:

"Lovely....This novel should appeal to Shakespeare lovers, bibliophiles, fans of novels in academic settings, and stories of sisterhood. The narration is a creative and original blending of the three 'Weird Sisters' as one." Library Journal

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"Brown writes sweetly of the transition so many adults struggle to make before their parents' eyes, from children to caretakers themselves." The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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"[A] charming debut novel...cleverly written from the sisters' perspective....Though the book is named after witches in the play Macbeth, you need not be a Shakespeare scholar to fall in love with this feel-good story-or the bewitching sisters." Woman's Day

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"A family drama, gracefully costumed in academic garb and lit with warm comedy." The Washington Post

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"Hilarious and utterly winsome." Sarah Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Postmistress

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"Delightful...pulls us into the heart of the family circle....That's Brown's great gift: She draws you in and makes you believe her weird sisters aren't so weird after all." The Miami Herald

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"What a joy to read. What a VOICE." Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Synopsis:

A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home.

There is no problem that a library card can't solve.

The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from — one another, their small hometown, and themselves — might offer more than they ever expected.

About the Author

Eleanor Brown's writing has been published in anthologies, magazines, and journals. She holds an M.A. in Literature and works in education in South Florida but will be living in the Denver area, Colorado at pub date.

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Ivette, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Ivette)
A coming of age story about three sisters who aren't exactly brimming over with sisterly love and affection (I was certainly able to relate), the obstacles they face and the choices they eventually make.
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VTCozy, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by VTCozy)
I love Shakespeare...With that said .This eccentric Family has all the moments spend together thru Joy and Illness...Love ...Quite a special book..Dissecting each other and realizing how much alike the sisters are...But getting to that point took time...and Eleanor took us on their Journey with such finesse ..I must say I loved The Weird Sisters...and Did buy one as a Gift...Book clubs would have the best time Discussing "The Weird Sisters"
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Sonja D, August 6, 2012 (view all comments by Sonja D)
Enjoyed getting to know these three sisters very much. All three sisters are very different and have spent years going it alone. The constant reference to Shakespeare was interesting and so diferent. Funny and Sweet! Very entertaining to watch them get back to what is important in life - family!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425244142
Author:
Brown, Eleanor
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
S-Boxed Set
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes readers guide
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
30 x 13.5 x 6.75 in 20.2 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Plume - English 9780425244142 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Lovely....This novel should appeal to Shakespeare lovers, bibliophiles, fans of novels in academic settings, and stories of sisterhood. The narration is a creative and original blending of the three 'Weird Sisters' as one."
"Review" by , "Brown writes sweetly of the transition so many adults struggle to make before their parents' eyes, from children to caretakers themselves."
"Review" by , "[A] charming debut novel...cleverly written from the sisters' perspective....Though the book is named after witches in the play Macbeth, you need not be a Shakespeare scholar to fall in love with this feel-good story-or the bewitching sisters."
"Review" by , "A family drama, gracefully costumed in academic garb and lit with warm comedy."
"Review" by , "Hilarious and utterly winsome."
"Review" by , "Delightful...pulls us into the heart of the family circle....That's Brown's great gift: She draws you in and makes you believe her weird sisters aren't so weird after all."
"Review" by , "What a joy to read. What a VOICE."
"Synopsis" by , A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home.

There is no problem that a library card can't solve.

The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from — one another, their small hometown, and themselves — might offer more than they ever expected.

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