Friday, May 23, 2008

Review of The Wednesday Sisters

The Wednesday Sisters

Meg Waite Clayton


Early Reviewer Edition

Kath, Frankie, Ally, Brett and Linda are The Wednesday Sisters. They met in a park in CA in the late 1960s and developed a close friendship which spans over 30 years. These 5 women couldn't be more different but soon realize that they share an affinity for literature and share a secret desire to write.

I really identified with Frankie. I am from Chicago and grew up in the 70s so I really appreciated all of the references to the Cubs and Northwestern University but more importantly I felt that the author really captured the Midwestern "mentality" of the era.

While reading I couldn't help but be reminded of all of the hardships my mom went through as a young woman in the 60s and 70s. She divorced when I was young and was an outcast at my Catholic Elementary School. I can see why Kath stuck it out! She was not able to go to college for the same reasons as Frankie.

There were times when I laughed out loud and had to hold back the tears while reading. Meg Waite Clayton really captured the bond that women have when they develop meaningful relationships and friendships. I can't wait to pass this book on to one of my Wednesday Sisters!

Click here to see more great reviews of The Wednesday Sisters. Edited to add that Meg Waite Clayton linked my review to her blog. Very exciting!


Michele said...

Thanks for the review. I'm excited to read this book. I love the 'women bonding through life trials' books these days. I've put it on order at the library.

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Michele - You'll love it then. Send me a comment when you are done and I'll link your review to mine. Enjoy!

naida said...

great review! I just finsihed reading this one today actually. I really enjoyed it, I think Ally and Kath are my fav sisters.