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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?

4 comments:

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.