Saturday, April 26, 2014
Book Review: The Weird Sisters
There is no problem that a library card can't solve.
The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.
A book about sisters, after they are grown. All three have returned home, presumably to care for their mother as she recovers from cancer. But they have all made mistakes in their lives that they must also nurse. Being that their father is a Shakespeare professor, they all use quotes in their daily conversation. Their father barely speaks anything else. Their is so much love and support fom the parents, but the sisters need to work on being more compassionate to each other and themselves.
This story was so engaging, even my husband picked it up. I coulldn't put it down. I did't want to. I loved the family, the small college town, the conversations. If you like Shakespeare, you will enjoy this book full of beloved quotes. If you like books about families overcoming problems, you will love this bookk.