Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton


I just started listening to this book. It seems like this is going to be a good summer read (or in my case summer listen). Here is a review from Booklist on amazon.com. When I'm done with the book I'll post my review.

"Set during the summer of 1968 in Palo Alto, California, Clayton’s novel chronicles the lives of five women who conduct a weekly writing group at their neighborhood park. Frankie is an unassuming midwesterner whose inventor husband brings them to the burgeoning Silicon Valley. She meets Linda, the all-American athlete; Kath, the southern belle; Brett, the enigmatic scientist; and Ally, the shy bohemian. The women share their feelings about marriage and motherhood and together mourn the assassination of Robert Kennedy and watch as man walks on the moon and feminists protest the Miss America pageant. They support one another through illness, infertility, racism, and infidelity—and encourage each other through publishers’ rejections. Readers will be swept up by this moving novel about female friendship and enthralled by the recounting of a pivotal year in American history as seen through these young women’s eyes."

6 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sounds like it would be a good summer read. Looking forward to your review.
Penny

mysteryhistorymom said...

I have been meaning to read this. I can't wait to hear what you think! Lori

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Sounds good, I will be anxious to see how you like it. Have a great weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Donna said...

That one sounds like a good one!

Hugs,
Donna

ANGIE said...

This sounds so good! I have to put it in my list of books to read in the future!

Karen said...

I loved this book! My book club read it earlier this year and it was a hit. We all liked it and it made for some great discussions. It's one of those books where every woman can relate to at least one of the characters in the story.


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