The Compulsive Reader: Shelf Discovery: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Shelf Discovery: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Shelf Discovery is a feature in which I highlight one book that I have found while prowling the shelves of the independent bookstore I work at it. These books aren't necessarily YA books; they're books that have discovered and find interesting or unique. I hope you do too.

We just got The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown in the store in paperback, and I was attracted to it first for its cover (gorgeous) and the title (which reminded me of the band in Harry Potter, but is named for a quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth). I can't put it out til Tuesday, but I sure had fun just looking at it! Here's what it's all about:
"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..."
I think it sounds interesting, and a little different from what I would normally read. Though the description doesn't really grab me as much as the cover does, I have to think that the title gives you an idea that the writing would be interesting.

What do you think? What have you discovered lately?


Mandi Kaye said...

This was an interesting book. I got it on Audible last year and listened to it, and I did actually enjoy it.

It's nice to take a break from all of the paranormal stuff I usually read and just read about someone's life written really beautifully.

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

I really like the title and the cover, for some reason. It sounds very intriguing--love forcing myself out of my reading comfort zone.

Lizzy said...

I haven't started this one yet, although it has been on my shelf for pretty long, I think I will give it a try now, as I really enjoyed your review and I also listened to the review on The Book Report, which is a really nice show you can listen to online, you can follow this link if you want to give it a try - http://www.bookreportradio.com/

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This is a wonderful debut novel and I look forward to reading more from Brown. If you love a sister story, Shakespeare or reading in general, this will be a perfect read for you. HIGHLY recommended.