THE WEIRD SISTERS - Eleanor Brown
A novel of three sisters, ages 27-33, who've come home to Ohio to help their mother who is undergoing cancer treatment. Named Rosalind, Bianca, and Cordelia by their Shakespeare professor father, and renamed Rose, Bean and Cordy by themselves, the sisters are each at crossroads in their lives. Two are struggling for redemption, and one for freedom. In the family they often speak to each other by quoting Shakespeare, which certainly enlivens the dialogue and provides a common denominator for these three very different women. In the course of six months, they all manage to make decisions that promise happy beginnings ahead. I'm not sure their good sense and good luck are realistic, but since I had grown to like them, it was good to leave the now not so weird sisters in the glow of Christmas cheer.
Rockport Public Library