The Weird Sisters – Eleanor Brown

Three sisters: Rosalind, Bianca, and Cordelia.  The best summary of these sisters’ relationship? “See, we love each other. We just don’t like each other very much.” But when their mother is diagnosed with cancer, they return to the small college town where they grew up – each with her own secret to hide. Angry, hurt, confused and scared, they each try to deal with their mother’s illness and their own problems while slowly realizing that they can help each other, and become more than three women who share DNA and insults. I enjoyed all of the literary allusions, but perhaps the most interesting and enjoyable thing about the book is the novel way it’s told – the narration is done by a third-person voice that encompasses all three sisters as a single “we.”  (submitted by GH)

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2 thoughts on “The Weird Sisters – Eleanor Brown”

  1. Our library just got this in, and being the Shakespeare nerd that I am, I was immediately drawn to the title. Do any of the literary allusions you mentioned actually have to do with “Macbeth”? Or is it just meant to be a good sounding title?

    1. The title certainly sounds like a Macbeth reference to me – I’m not sure what the author intended, but that’s what I get from it.

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