Wednesday

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 110 ratings

The Wednesday Sisters Publisher's Summary

For 35 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.

©2008 Meg Waite Clayton; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • The Wednesday Sisters

    • By: Meg Waite Clayton
    • Narrated by: Julie Dretzin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    For 35 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Denise Wallace on 06-26-09

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • The Wednesday Daughters

    • Wednesday, Book 2
    • By: Meg Waite Clayton
    • Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Hope Tantry arrives at cottage in England's pastoral Lake District where her mother, Ally, spent the last years of her life. Ally - one of a group of women who called themselves the Wednesday Sisters - had used the cottage while she worked on her unpublished biography of Beatrix Potter. Traveling with Hope are friends Anna Page and Julie, first introduced in The Wednesday Sisters, now grown women grappling with issues of a different era.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing Sequel

    • By Ssloane on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $34.99