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April 2021 Book Club | The Wednesday Sisters

This month’s Library Book Club pick is

The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

When five young mothers—Frankie, Linda, Kath, Ally, and Brett—first meet in a neighborhood park in the late 1960s, their conversations center on marriage, raising children, and a shared love of books. Then one evening, as they gather to watch the Miss America Pageant, Linda admits that she aspires to write a novel herself, and the Wednesday Sisters Writing Society is born. The five women slowly, and often reluctantly, start filling journals, sliding pages into typewriters, and sharing their work. In the process, they explore the changing world around them: the Vietnam War, the race to the moon, and a women’s movement that challenges everything they believe about themselves. At the same time, the friends carry one another through more personal changes—ones brought about by infidelity, longing, illness, failure, and success. With one another’s support and encouragement, the Wednesday Sisters begin to embrace who they are and what they hope to become, welcoming readers to experience, along with them, the power of dreaming big.

Interested? The next meeting will be held at the Swanton Library on April 21st at 5pm. A discussion guide can be found HERE.

The Library Book Club is organized by Cheryl Messier and is open to any who are interested. For more information about the Book Club and past picks click HERE.

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