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The Wednesday Sisters

(2008)
(The first book in the Wednesday series)
A novel by

 
Friendship, loyalty, and love lie at the heart of Meg Waite Clayton's beautifully written, poignant, and sweeping novel of five women who, over the course of four decades, come to redefine what it means to be family.

For thirty-five years, Frankie, Linda, Kath, Brett, and Ally have met every Wednesday at the park near their homes in Palo Alto, California. Defined when they first meet by what their husbands do, the young homemakers and mothers are far removed from the Summer of Love that has enveloped most of the Bay Area in 1967. These "Wednesday Sisters" seem to have little in common: Frankie is a timid transplant from Chicago, brutally blunt Linda is a remarkable athlete, Kath is a Kentucky debutante, quiet Ally has a secret, and quirky, ultra-intelligent Brett wears little white gloves with her miniskirts. But they are bonded by a shared love of both literature - Fitzgerald, Eliot, Austen, du Maurier, Plath, and Dickens - and the Miss America Pageant, which they watch together every year.

As the years roll on and their children grow, the quintet forms a writers circle to express their hopes and dreams through poems, stories, and, eventually, books. Along the way, they experience history in the making: Vietnam, the race for the moon, and a women's movement that challenges everything they have ever thought about themselves, while at the same time supporting one another through changes in their personal lives brought on by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success.

Humorous and moving, The Wednesday Sisters is a literary feast for book lovers that earns a place among those popular works that honor the joyful, mysterious, unbreakable bonds between friends.

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"This generous and inventive book is a delight to read, an evocation of the power of friendship to sustain, encourage, and embolden us. Join the sisterhood!" - Karen Joy Fowler


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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wednesday Sisters (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 1-60285-224-3 / 978-1-60285-224-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 0-345-50282-5 / 978-0-345-50282-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wednesday Sisters
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 0-345-51873-X / 978-0-345-51873-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 0-345-50283-3 / 978-0-345-50283-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Wednesday Sisters
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 1-4361-0530-7 / 978-1-4361-0530-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   


2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Wednesday Sisters
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 1-4361-0533-1 / 978-1-4361-0533-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wednesday Sisters
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wednesday Sisters
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 1-4361-0529-3 / 978-1-4361-0529-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2008 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Wednesday Sisters
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
ISBN: 1-4361-0532-3 / 978-1-4361-0532-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wednesday Sisters: A Novel
Author(s): Meg Waite Clayton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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