Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Weird Sisters

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Having grown up with a twin sister and two stepsisters, I'm pretty familiar with how complex the relationships between sisters can be. I also love reading, and so add those two together and you have the upcoming release The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown, coming February 17, 2011 from Amy Einhorn Books.
The Andreas sisters were raised on books – their family motto might as well be, ‘There’s no problem a library card can’t solve.’  Their father, a renowned, eccentric professor of Shakespearean studies, named them after three of the Bard’s most famous characters: Rose (Rosalind – As You Like It), Bean (Bianca – The Taming of the Shrew), and Cordy (Cordelia – King Lear), but they have inherited those characters’ failures along with their strengths.

Now the sisters have returned home to the small college town where they grew up – partly because their mother is ill, but mostly because their lives are falling apart and they don’t know where to go next.  Rose, a staid mathematics professor, has the chance to break away from her quiet life and join her devoted fiance in England, if she could only summon up the courage to do more than she’s thought she could.  Bean left home as soon as she could, running to the glamour of New York City, only to come back ashamed of the person she has become.  And Cordy, who has been wandering the country for years, has been brought back to earth with a resounding thud, realizing it’s finally time for her to grow up.
The sisters never thought they would find the answers to their problems in each other, but over the course of one long summer, they find that everything they’ve been running from – each other, their histories, and their small hometown – might offer more than they ever expected.
The Weird Sisters is Brown's first book, but the description already has me hooked and I can't wait to dive in this February. What book are you looking forward to?


  1. This sounds like it's going to be amazing! I love the family's motto too :) Great pick!

  2. I like the sound of this one. I may have to add it to my wish list of books to pick up next year!

  3. This sounds like a perfect book for book glad you highlighted it!

  4. Thanks for sharing this WoW pick. I hadn't heard of The Weird Sisters, but the description drew me in. I'll have to add it to my TBR list.

    - Violet @ The Eager Readers

  5. I'm so glad to hear you're excited about The Weird Sisters - I'll admit, I'm pretty excited myself. :)

    Good news - the publication date has been moved up to January 20, so now you have less time to wait!

  6. This sounds excellent. I'll be looking forward to it, too!


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