This is a well written book that made the story of three young women interesting to even an old man such as myself. The eldest is so terrifed of change that she is using her mother's illness as an excuse to not visit her finance in London; the middle sister has been fired for embezzeling money from her employer to buy designer clothes and never considered she could be arrested and the youngest is pregant from a 2-night stand where she exchanged sex for a place to stay but is excited to have the baby since this will be "all her's" rather than a "hand me down" from her sisters. On the other hand, I do believe that we often revert back to habits and interactions of childhood when returning to the nest of the family, no matter what our age. I'm working on a novel about love and weddings and marriage and divorce, and what happens when they all intersect.
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PW Talks with Eleanor Brown".
The New York Times. How could I aisters be pulled into a story about sisters and the dynamics of small town life, that celebrates books, the Bard, and new beginnings. My TBR pile has grown ridiculously huge of late my house is hoarding half my public library's precious cargo. The story would kinda jump around without a lot of preparation and you'd be here or there.
And as that story goes on, Ferris cleverly whittles down who the narrator s might be. I mean, I come from a family with three sisters--I'm the youngest and I know a little bit about Shakespeare--happen to love Othello and The Taming of the Shrew. Here, allow me to distract you with some giffery. Do you think that's the big secret adults keep from you?
Ultimately, it is a story about identity. What a way with words!
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
She doesn't have one. As Rose, Bean and Cordy show us, no matter how much a life seems utterly derailed, it's never too late to start over. The Weird Sisters 3. Bianca because she has been fired for stealing from her job, and Cordelia because after years of living irresponsibly on the road, she has discovered that she is pregnant.
Books: Eleanor Brown's 'The Weird Sisters,' reviewed by Ron Charles
As soon as she can let go of those unladylike old-maidish dreams of hers It's also true that the characters often are self absorbed malcontents as one good read reviewer put it but their struggles, while they may seem superficial to some, feel genuine and their pain real. I would want to get weied too.
That was a bit fresh.
The author ekeanor included a positive disinterested role for a church pastor--something many secular authors fail to do. I don't remember mention of cell phones or other mobile zisters and there were things that happened that would not fly in these enlightened years but I also never picked up any hints at other decades, either.
I really wanted to like this book, but when I found myself putting it down time after time I knew I was kidding myself. But I am not barren to bring forth complaints. This is the first book I have read that uses a first-person-plural narrative style, and it was so completely appropriate; you get the sense that this book came together with these three sisters sitting around a Pensieve after the events of this book have transpired, looking at them playing out again, and dictating the story to the author, who has set up shop with a typewriter in the adjacent corner of the room.
Oh Cordy, Cordy, Cordy… the youngest.
What I love about the book is how expected each moment can be, yet there is a dash of twist in each way the story was told. This made for frustrating reading because I would have loved a complex story about sisters. Jan 20, Pages. I had a number of fits and starts on a story of three sisters, but when I finally got serious about it, it took me about a year to write the first draft.
All three are escaping their failures in life, all of which are different. Even their names carry the burden of his obsession into adulthood: Instead, Brown has created her own charming story about star-crossed siblings who just so happen to know the greatest English verse much better than they know themselves.
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Apr 05, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: She holds an M. Before I finish, I want to clear up a couple of misconceptions, should someone not realize this story is not representative if the way the world works.