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Penguin Twitter Book Club Parts IV and V: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Tonight marked the final Penguin Twitter Book Club discussion of The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. I’ve loved discussing this book with the author and my fellow tweeters and am kind of sad for it to come to an end, although I know the great discussion will continue with our next read, the incredible A Discovery of Witches.

Again, a quick synopsis from Penguin:

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can’t solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard’s heroines. It’s a lot to live up to.

The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents’ frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them…

Previous recaps are available here

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