“What a joy to read… If wit and language could protect against growing old, these bewitching sisters might never have to grow up.” — Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
About The Weird Sisters
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (January 20, 2011)
The Andreas sisters were raised on books – their family motto might as well be, ‘There’s no problem a library card can’t solve.’ Their father, a renowned, eccentric professor of Shakespearean studies, named them after three of the Bard’s most famous characters: Rose (Rosalind – As You Like It), Bean (Bianca – The Taming of the Shrew), and Cordy (Cordelia – King Lear), but they have inherited those characters’ failures along with their strengths.
Now the sisters have returned home to the small college town where they grew up – partly because their mother is ill, but mostly because their lives are falling apart and they don’t know where to go next. Rose, a staid mathematics professor, has the chance to break away from her quiet life and join her devoted fiance in England, if she could only summon up the courage to do more than she’s thought she could. Bean left home as soon as she could, running to the glamour of New York City, only to come back ashamed of the person she has become. And Cordy, who has been wandering the country for years, has been brought back to earth with a resounding thud, realizing it’s finally time for her to grow up.
The sisters never thought they would find the answers to their problems in each other, but over the course of one long summer, they find that everything they’ve been running from – each other, their histories, and their small hometown – might offer more than they ever expected.
As Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress says of this sparkling debut, “Even if you don’t have a sister, you may feel like you have one after reading this hilarious and utterly winsome novel.”
Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Eleanor has lived in St. Paul, San Francisco, Philadelphia, South Florida, and Oxford, London, and Brighton, England. She works in educational technology and lives in Colorado with her partner, writer and new media superstar, J.C. Hutchins.
Eleanor’s writing has appeared in anthologies, journals, magazines, and newspapers. The Weird Sisters, her first novel, will be published by Amy Einhorn Books on January 20, 2011.
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Monday, January 24th: Caribousmom
Monday, January 24th: Caribousmom – author guest post
Tuesday, January 25th: I’m Booking It
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Tuesday, February 1st: Rundpinne
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Thursday, February 3rd: At Home with Books
Friday, February 4th: Luxury Reading
Monday, February 7th: Simply Stacie
Wednesday, February 9th: Life in the Thumb
Friday, February 11th: In the Next Room