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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Waite Clayton Narrator: Julie Dretzin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wednesday Series Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781436170710
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Meg Waite Clayton, St. Martin’s Fresh Fiction Pick author and Bellwether Prize Finalist, delights millions with her endearing stories and authentic characters. In this compelling tale of humor and poignancy, five young California homemakers forge a bond of friendship that sustains them through the turbulent 1960s and beyond. Meeting weekly, the Wednesday Sisters share a love of writing, literary classics, and the Miss America Pageant—in a moving testament to the mysterious link between friends. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Hollihan | 2/2/2014

    " amazing book!!! I loved every page and you can't put it down :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 1/31/2014

    " This might appeal more to those who have a perspective of what the late 60's, early 70's meant to women, but it is really a story of friendship -- a fast, engaging read. Meg Waite Clayton (Lara's alum) does a great job of developing characters you actually care about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandie | 1/21/2014

    " I wanted to give it 4 stars, but it didn't quite live up to its full potential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie | 1/20/2014

    " Good idea for a story, and I could relate to the events during that time period. I just could not connect with the characters. The writing toward the end of the book got better. Crude remarks about breast cancer that the author must have thought relevant to the '60's-early 70's. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betsy | 1/17/2014

    " Just opened the book... I will let you know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janna | 1/14/2014

    " Good character development and, if you are a woman who loves to read and have good friends who also love to read, quite charming. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brooke | 1/11/2014

    " The first two-thirds of the book is interesting enough (about a small group of women supporting one another as close friends during their child-rearing years), but then I ran into trouble. There was a crude plot twist that offended me enough to decide to stop reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Care | 12/28/2013

    " I enjoyed this. Not great exactly but I didn't notice the wavering viewpoints - a quick fun look at the roller coaster of life in the early 70s and what it means to have a wonderful friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 12/25/2013

    " ...what would we do without our women friends? Not something I want to know! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 12/11/2013

    " One of the best I've read in a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Waldrip | 11/22/2013

    " I think this book threw me a little at first. In the beginning I was amazed at how slow it was and wasn't sure I'd hang on but I'm glad I did. I really liked all of the women and each story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 11/14/2013

    " I liked this better than her other book, The Four Ms. Bradwells. A nice progression with these writing friends through many events affecting women from the 70's to today. It made me cry at times, and I love books that can do that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/11/2013

    " Just ok. Easy summer read but nothing memorable for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Korrine | 6/4/2013

    " I wish I could give half stars! This would definitely get 3 1/2 stars. Good book with a good story about friendship and the evolvement of the women's movement in early 1970s. Definitely would recommend for light pleasurable reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tinkteacher | 12/15/2012

    " This was a nice read. Solid story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Lapacka | 12/13/2012

    " This was a good book. I liked the topics that it touched on, but I found myself having to push through the prose from time to time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dixie | 10/8/2012

    " Good book! I really liked reading about the 60s in California. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Floyd | 5/30/2012

    " LIked the setting, Started in the 60's to present. Thought there was a lot of filler in the book.Just an okay book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 3/13/2012

    " A fun, happy read! It would be so fun to have friends like this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri | 1/5/2012

    " I liked this book overall but I thought some of it could have been cut short. I liked the concept of the story though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 12/4/2011

    " Absolutely amazing; beautiful writing, lovable characters. It made me want to start a writing group with my friends! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 9/1/2011

    " Light entertainment. Formulaic and predictable. I hope Meg Clayton doesn't read this review because I'm sure she's a really nice person. I could tell that she tried really hard when writing this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Wochos | 7/30/2011

    " I'm not sure why I ended up with this book. It was ok...an easy read...but seemed like Forrest Gump with 5 female leads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 7/1/2011

    " I didn't expect to like this book so much. The characters had a lot of depth to them, I liked the story line, and by the end of the book I had a lot of feeling for the all of the women. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 5/17/2011

    " I'm not sure why I ended up with this book. It was ok...an easy read...but seemed like Forrest Gump with 5 female leads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristen | 5/11/2011

    " It was heart warming and shows the struggles of friends learning to be friends. It was a very good read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 5/6/2011

    " Brought back many memories about the past. Would only recommend to the older generation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 5/4/2011

    " It was a fine book. Just okay. Nothing wrong, but nothing great. A tad cliche in parts, but overall, fine. Didn't love the main character a ton. Liked some of the side characters better. Easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 4/25/2011

    " It just hit exactly the right notes for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 4/25/2011

    " This was a quick read. I did wish that there had been more character development for the 'sisters' . It left me wanting more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 4/20/2011

    " LIked the setting, Started in the 60's to present. Thought there was a lot of filler in the book.Just an okay book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/17/2011

    " A wonderful story about friendship...great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/12/2011

    " It started out a bit slow for me, but after a few chapters of reading I wanted to see what would happen next. Nice read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KathyG | 4/11/2011

    " a quick read ... great for a weekend away. Great story about the bond of friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 4/11/2011

    " Fun read about a group of young mom's and their trials and tribulations through the years, paralleling the political travails of women and the major events of the 60s-70s. Not great literature but a quick and easy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bluejay4 | 4/7/2011

    " There was something touching about this book, something that moved me.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meleece | 4/7/2011

    " I loved this book! I didn't want to put it down and I was sad when it was over. The characters are so real and your heart breaks for them as they deal with all their personal struggles in the almost alien world of the 1960's and 70's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hmom | 4/5/2011

    " It was an ok book, not the best, not the worst. However, the author did do a great job in showing how the early 70s really was. "

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About the Author
Author Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton is the author of The Language of Light, a finalist for the Bellwether Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in Runner’s World, Writer’s Digest, and numerous literary magazines. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and their two sons.

About the Narrator

Julie Dretzin is an actress, who has appeared in Breaking Bad and several motion pictures, including the film adaptation of Alex Flinn’s Beastly.