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The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  

The Weird Sisters

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

April 2012 Debut of the Month.

A trenchantly observant novel about the often warring emotions between sisters that threaten to pull apart but sometimes even draw together familial ties. It's 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.

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Synopsis

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Rosalind. Bianca. Cordelia. The Weird Sisters. Rose always first, Bean never first, Cordy always last. The history of our trinity is fractious -- a constantly shifting dividing line, never equal, never equitable. Two against one, or three opposed, but never all together. Our estrangement is not drama-laden -- we have not betrayed one another's trust, we have not stolen lovers or fought over money or property or any of the things that irreparably break families apart. The answer, for us, is much simpler. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much.

Reviews

'It's I CAPTURE THE CASTLE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, an eccentric and totally irresistible read'
Glamour

'Three sisters, as different in temperament as King Lear's daughters, each return to their parental home, harbouring secrets ! A funny and insightful mirror to reality'
Easy Living

'If you didn't know, you'd never guess that this thoroughly enjoyable novel was the author's first'
Daily Mail

'What a joy to read. What a VOICE. The Weird Sisters is family drama dissected by verbal scalpel. If wit and language could protect against growing old, these bewitching sisters might never have to grow up.'
Helen Simonson, best

-selling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand '5 stars
Heat Magazine

'Bright, literate debut!the stage clearly belongs to the sisters; Hamlet's witches would be proud of the toil and trouble they stir up.'
Publisher

's Weekly 'Even if you don't have a sister, you may feel like you have one after reading this hilarious and utterly winsome novel.'
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.
J. Courtney Sullivan, best-selling author of Commencement

'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

About the Author

Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown has lived in many places, including San Francisco, Philadelphia, England, and South Florida. She has had many jobs, including wedding coordinator, freelance writer, executive assistant and teacher. The Weird Sisters is her first novel.

Author photo © Joe Henson

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Publication date

12th April 2012

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Eleanor Brown

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007393718

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