The Wednesday Sisters
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 306 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2009|
Friendship, loyalty, and love lie at the heart of Clayton's beautifully written, poignant, and sweeping novel of five women who, over the course of four decades, come to redefine what it means to be family.
About the Author
Meg Waite Clayton is the author of "The Language of Light, "a finalist for the Bellwether Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in" Runner's World, Writer's Digest, " and literary magazines. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and their two sons.
"From the Hardcover edition."
"This generous and inventive book is a delight to read, an evocation of the power of friendship to sustain, encourage, and embolden us. Join the sisterhood!" --Karen Joy Fowler, author of "The Jane Austen Book Club"
"I read "The Wednesday "Sisters in one delicious gulp. With a smart, entrancing voice, Meg Waite Clayton sweeps us into the world of the tumultuous 1960's and beyond, and gives us the gift of five young women coming into their own as friends, mothers, wives and writers. "The Wednesday Sisters" takes their writing group as its core, and up until the last page, I found myself fervently rooting for each of them as if they were my friends too." -- Lalita Tademy, author of "Red River" and "Cane River"
"Long before there were book clubs and play dates, there were the Wednesday Sisters-a group of women whose shared love of literature transports them above the pains and pitfalls of ordinary life. While these women may seem like typical suburban housewives, each character has an intriguing secret and a rich interior life that drew me into the story and held me there. This remarkable group of women demonstrates that no matter what period of history in which we live, no matter what race, creed or class we are, no matter what pains we endure, our one unifying salvation can be books. And this book reminded me of why I love to read."-- Lolly Winston, author of "Good Grief" and "Happiness Sold Separately"
I simply could not put down "The Wednesday Sisters." I gave my heart to Meg Clayton's vivid characters, and I read their intertwined stories breathlessly. Move over, Ya-ya sisters!--Amanda Eyre Ward, author of "Forgive Me" and "How to be Lost"
"Meg Waite Clayton gives us a group of spunky women-mostly young, married mothers-who make the unlikely decision in 1967 to form a writers' group. Their diverse journeys over the next years in their writing and in their lives add up to a compelling and deeply moving testament to the power of women's f
|Publisher: ||Ballantine Books|
|Dimensions: ||21.03 x 12.65 x 1.75 centimeters (0.24 kg)|