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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,810 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor Brown Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home.

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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.

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  • Even if you don't have a sister, you may feel like you have one after reading this hilarious and utterly winsome novel. Eleanor Brown skillfully ties and then unties the Gordian knot of sisterhood, writing with such knowingness that when the ending came, and the three Andreas sisters—who had slunk home for a rest from themselves only to find to their horror their other two sisters there as wel—emerge, I sighed the guilty sigh of pleasure and yes, of recognition. – Sarah Blake, best-selling author of The Postmistress

    "At once hilarious, thought-provoking and poignant, this sparkling and devourable debut explores the roles that we play with our siblings, whether we want to or not. The Weird Sisters is a tale of the complex family ties that threaten to pull us apart, but sometimes draw us together instead.

  • The Weird Sisters is a chronicle of real women, because it tells the truths of sisters. Eleanor Brown has written a compelling novel about love, despair and birth order—the themes the Bard himself had claimed and burnished. – Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires
  • Brown's knockout debut about the ties that bind us, the stories we tell ourselves, and the thorny tangle of sisterhood was so richly intelligent, heartbreakingly moving and gorgeously inventive, that I was rereading pages just to see how she did her alchemy. Brilliant, beautiful, and unlike anything I've ever read before. – Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You and Girls in Trouble

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by DiDi | 2/19/2014

    " Nice enough story of three sisters, their trials and tribulations and finally figuring out what makes them happy. Slow read. Did not care for the narration as it really wasn't narrated by any one person. Apparently it was narrated by the sisters, as a whole. Never got used to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/12/2014

    " Quick read about 3 sisters, two of whom come home to their Shakespearian quoting dad and mom dealing with breast cancer,after their individual "perceived" failures and end up finding themselves again. This book was given to me by a patient and I read it in 3 days. I would recommend it as an easy read, but not particularly challenging one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chantal | 2/5/2014

    " eccentric is the word. and truthful. i found some of myself in here. from books all about the house and taking one wherever you go, but other truths too. more private ones. this book will definitely count amongst my favourites. and one to keep on my shelf to read again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine | 2/3/2014

    " Really liked this book. It was well written and engaging. Highly recommend it! "

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