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The Wednesday Sisters
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  • Paperback
  • Jun.17.2008
  • 9780345502834

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"Meg Waite Clayton's stirring novel will appeal not just to those who secretly wish to be writers, but to anyone with a love of great books; anyone who has felt truly moved by a book or an author; and anyone who has had their dreams bolstered by good and faithful friends … You'll want to share THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS with anyone who believes in the power of a good book—to inspire those close to us, and for those who inspire." — Bronwyn Miller, BookReporter Five women, one passion, and the unbreakable bond of friendship A National Bestseller A Bookmovement Top 20 Book Club Pick for 2010     based on Readers' Choices  The Target Bookmarked Selection for Summer 2009      - their #1 Recommendation for Book Clubs A Pulpwood Queens National Book Club Read, August 2008 A Random House Reader's Circle...
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"Meg Waite Clayton's stirring novel will appeal not just to those who secretly wish to be writers, but to anyone with a love of great books; anyone who has felt truly moved by a book or an author; and anyone who has had their dreams bolstered by good and faithful friends … You'll want to share THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS with anyone who believes in the power of a good book—to inspire those close to us, and for those who inspire."
— Bronwyn Miller, BookReporter

Five women, one passion, and the unbreakable bond of friendship

A National Bestseller
A Bookmovement Top 20 Book Club Pick for 2010
     based on Readers' Choices 

The Target Bookmarked Selection for Summer 2009
     - their #1 Recommendation for Book Clubs

A Pulpwood Queens National Book Club Read, August 2008
A Random House Reader's Circle Selection for Book Clubs


When five young mothers—Frankie, Linda, Kath, Ally, and Brett—first meet in a neighborhood park in the late 1960s, their conversations center on marriage, raising children, and a shared love of books. Then one evening, as they gather to watch the Miss America Pageant, Linda admits that she aspires to write a novel herself, and the Wednesday Sisters Writing Society is born. The five women slowly, and often reluctantly, start filling journals, sliding pages into typewriters, and sharing their work. In the process, they explore the changing world around them: the Vietnam War, the race to the moon, and a women's movement that challenges everything they believe about themselves. At the same time, the friends carry one another through more personal changes—ones brought about by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success. With one another's support and encouragement, they begin to embrace who they are and what they hope to become, as The Wednesday Sisters welcomes readers to experience, along with its heroines, the power of dreaming big.

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THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS

CHAPTER 1

The Wednesday Sisters look like the kind of women who might meet at those fancy coffee shops on University—we do look that way—but we’re not one bit fancy, and we’re not sisters, either. We don’t even meet on Wednesdays, although we did at the beginning. We met at the swings at Pardee Park on Wednesday mornings when our children were young. It’s been thirty-five years, though—more than thirty-five!—since we switched from Wednesdays at ten to Sundays at dawn. Sunrise, whatever time the light first crests the horizon that time of year. It suits us, to leave our meeting time up to the tilt of the earth, the track of the world around the sun.

That’s us, there in the photograph. Yes, that’s me—in one of my chubbier phases, though I suppose one of these days I’ll have to face up to the fact that it’s the thinner me that’s the “phase,” not the chubbier one. And going left to right, that’s Linda (her hair loose and combed, but then she brought the camera, she was the only one who knew we’d be taking a photograph). Next to her is Ally, pale as ever, and then Kath. And the one in the white gloves in front—the one in the coffin—that’s Brett.

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Brett’s gloves—that’s what brought us together all those years ago...

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About Meg

Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels: THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS, THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS, THE LANGUAGE OF LIGHT, (all from Random House/Ballantine and all major book club picks), and the forthcoming THE WEDNESDAY DAUGHTERS (July 16)....

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