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.
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"
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!
by Library Journal,
"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."
by The Cleveland Plain Dealer,
"Brown writes sweetly of the transition so many adults struggle to make before their parents' eyes, from children to caretakers themselves."
by Woman's Day,
"[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."
by The Washington Post,
"A family drama, gracefully costumed in academic garb and lit with warm comedy."
by Sarah Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Postmistress,
"Hilarious and utterly winsome."
by The Miami Herald,
"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."
by Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand,
"What a joy to read. What a VOICE."
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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