families are weird

January 28, 2011

Eleanor Brown’s “The Weird Sisters” captures family dynamics perfectly with the following teaser:

See, we love each other.  We just don’t happen to like each other very much.

the back teaser?

There is no problem a library card can’t solve.

and from the publisher’s blurb:

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…. 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.

need more?  Brown’s debut is receiving quite a bit of attention: four positive reviews (link to Amazon) from Booklist, LJ, Kirkus (i know, i know!), and PW plus praise from Janet Maslih at the NYT who commends Brown for her “storytelling talent.”  another recommendation comes from Shelf Awareness.

so get it while it’s hot and beat the holds queue –  free arc to the first Sno-Isle Libraries employee to comment!

posting by marin


2 Responses to “families are weird”

  1. Anne Says:

    Sounds interesting…

    Good luck in your new endeavors – we’ll miss you!

    (you can send it to OAK)

  2. bbuckingham Says:

    I will send it to you Anne.

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