Book Club Kit: The Wednesday Sisters

The Wednesday SistersThe Wednesday Sisters
by Meg Waite Clayton
First Published: 2008
6 Copies & Reading Guide

For thirty-five 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.

Reading Guides:
Author’s Website – Includes Historical Context, Introduction to the Book, Discussion Questions, and more
LitLovers – Includes Info about the Book, Reviews, and Discussion Questions

Deseret News – “Wednesday Sisters Celebrates Friendship” by Jessica Harrison
Nashville Scene – “The Girls, They Are A’Changing” by Faye Jones

On the Web:
Official Author Website –
Authors@Google – Meg Waite Clayton (Video)
Video – Sisterhood in the 60s

If you liked The Wednesday Sisters, you might like:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Book Club Kit) by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Help (Book Club Kit) by Jeffrey Zaslow
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler


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