How can you not love the Weird Sisters, portrayed in Eleanor Brown’s first novel? Their motto is “There is no problem a library card can’t solve.” Also, their Shakespeare-besotted, but emotionally distant father insists that they communicate via quotes from the Bard.

On NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Brown talked to Liane Hansen about how she found the right Shakespearean phrases. But, even with this elaborate conceit, says Brown, she wanted to write “…the kind of novel that I like to read — a novel about relationships and about family and about people getting lost but then finding themselves again.”


The Weird Sisters
Eleanor Brown
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam – (2011-02-17)
ISBN / EAN: 0399157220 / 9780399157226

Penguin Audio; 9780142428948

Coming in Large Type from Thorndike in May, ISBN 13: 9781410437051, $30.99

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