This. This is a good book.
I’ve been privileged to read a number of books for the BlogHer book club, but I can say with a degree of certainty that this one is my favorite thus far. The Weird Sisters are 3 siblings from a sleepy little place called Barnwell. Though each of them have already created lives for themselves outside of the small town grasp of their childhood home, they quickly return upon learning that their mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer. There, along with their father, the girls battle the stress of their mother’s illness, as well as their own inner secrets and conflicts. Rosalind (Rose) is the oldest, most practical of the bunch, and she typically assumes a protective role over her parents and younger sisters. Bianca (Bean) is the goal-seeking middle child who moved to New York seeking a more exciting life. Cordelia (Cordy) is the free-spirited nomad who has spent most of her adult life couch-hopping from one city to another, unable to settle.
Have you noticed a theme with the names yet? Their father is a professor of Shakespeare and prefers to communicate with his daughters by peppering his conversations with quotes from plays and sonnets. Several times throughout the book, comparisons are made between each of the sisters and her namesake. A charming little addition, I thought. :-)
Each of the girls is dealing with trouble in their own lives. Bean and Cordy have a “dirty little secret” that they are trying to keep hidden as long as possible, but Rose, always the good girl, is dealing with a less scandalous, though no less difficult situation. I won’t give away too much, you’ll just have to try the book for yourself, but it’s a fast read and you won’t regret giving it a whirl.
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This book was sent to me for review. As always, all opinions are my own.