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The Wednesday Sisters
by Meg Waite CLayton

PBR Review I found this book slightly hard to get into, initially it felt like it was going to lack depth and fall into the “too light” chick lit category. But it wasn’t long before I was glad I persevered. Not only was this book delightful to read, it was also a poignant, moving story that dealt foremost with the bonds of friendship, but on another deeper level the start of the women’s movement of the late 60’s when women first dared to think “equality”. This was also a time when the civil right movement was taking place and the plot realistically shows the impact of the accompanying shift in values within a family, a community and between close friends. The characters, their struggles and the portrayal of their day to day lives are all very real and believable. It’s sprinkled with humor but also evokes enough emotion to bring tears to your eyes at times. In short a nicely written light read with punch.Back.
Talking Points: This book takes place during the late 60's and early 70's when the women's movement was just beginning and civil rights were a part of everyday conversation. Book clubs will enjoy discussing both these issues and also the change in social mores from then to present day. The strong bonds that develop between the "Wednesday Sisters" will also spark conversation on the meaning and importance of friendship. This book will appeal to book clubs that enjoy a light but emotionally engaging story.
PBR Reader Comments:
This is a quick and inspiring read. It beautifully portrays the friendship between five women who meet in a local park and gradually become friends and so much more.
by-Ruth 2009/11/22, 12:31 PM

Each of the five women in this book seems real to me. I can relate to their hopes and frustrations as each struggles to find acceptance and purpose in life. A wonderful story about friendship.
by-Sandy 2009/07/29, 05:24 PM

If you’re in the mood for a story about friendship and the healing powers of bonding, don’t miss this one. It was a light read with strong believable characters dealing with real life issues. When you are finished you will want your to start your own group of Wednesday Sisters.
by-Lyn 2009/07/12, 06:08 PM

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