The Wednesday Sisters

I just finished this book.

The Wednesday Sisters.  It’s about a group of wives/mother’s set in 1967, insecurities, keeping secrets, opening up, trusting, marriage, having babies.

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One passage made me chuckle:

The party was going swimmingly, maybe a dozen couples filling our living room and dining room and entry hall, Danny mixing drinks as everyone chatted about the costumes.  Some of the follows Danny worked with were already clinging together, slipping into shop talk, but Danny and I were working hard to introduce people to each other so that neighbors would mingle with Danny’s work cohorts and nobody would hanging at the edges of the rooms.  Music was playing on the record player-a Beatles song, “Come Together”-but not too loudly, so people could converse, and we’d launched the first game, an icebreaker called “Adam and Eve” in which each guest has the name of one character from a pair pinned to his back (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, say , or President and Mrs. Nixon), and everyone asks each other yes-or-no questions-Am I male?  Dead? A movie star?-the object being to be the first to figure out who you are and to find your mate.

It just reminded me how things change so much, but also, how things don’t change at all.

It’s a great book about girlfriends, so if you have some you should read it.  You’ll love it.

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  1. thanks for the book recommendation!

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  2. Anonymous

     /  February 4, 2009

    I can’t wait to read it now that I know its truly about us! jc

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