The Weird Sisters

by Eleanor Brown

The Weird Sisters

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Book Summary

Unwillingly brought together to care for their ailing mother, three sisters who were named after famous Shakespearean characters discover that everything they have been avoiding may prove more worthwhile than expected.

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Rose, Bean and Cordy were named after the Bard's well-known Rosalind, Bianca and Cordelia, respectively — which tells you something about their overzealous Shakespearean academic father. As he raises them, he continuously recites poetry as a form of parental advice. But the Shakespeare overkill in Brown's fictional family hints at deeper issues that the father and sisters must deal with when they learn that their mother has been diagnosed with breast

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