The Wednesday Sisters

Ok, so Meg Waite Clayton's The Wednesday Sisters was every bit as enjoyable as you all said it was.

The Wednesday Sisters follows five friends as they navigate marriage, children, broken families, health crises, racism, women's lib and dreams. Oh yeah, and the Miss America pagent.

I liked it and I came close to having to return it to the library late in order to finish it. It was, as I've said, enjoyable. It was also predictable. I'm sorry  but there so much foreshadowing about just about everything that I really wasn't surprised by anything in the book. I also felt like some of the characters weren't quite as fleshed out personality-wise as the others. There were a few times where I found myself wondering who they were again. I remembered their issues but not necessarily their personalities. It made me wonder if maybe there was one too many main characters.

I really, really liked the writing angle. It made me thinking of online communities, particularly blogging. I've seen the kinds of friendship that these women have online. That's one of the great things about the internet - our Ally/Linda/Brett/Kathy/Frankie doesn't need to live next door for us to have that kind of friendship. We can have them across states and borders.

It wasn't perfect but I liked it and I can see it getting lots of blog and book club love.