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The Wednesday Daughters (2013)

by Meg Waite Clayton(Favorite Author)
3.01 of 5 Votes: 3
0345530284 (ISBN13: 9780345530288)
Ballantine Books
review 1: I found this very difficult to read. What I found particularly disconcerting is how the narrator grapples with her identity. Hope's (Asha's) mother is white and her father is from India. How do terms like mulatto, quadroon, octoroon even make it into a book like this?? And supposedly part of Hope's issues with the possibility of having children is as she states "I don't want to be mistaken for my child's nanny". I really could not understand how this made it past an editor. The ending is only so cleanly tied up with all three Wednesday daughters paired up with their soul mate like partners.
review 2: I loved The Wednesday Sisters, and was excited to read this sequel. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The three main characters were neither well-drawn nor
... morelikable, and the story wasn't very compelling. Or perhaps it was that the issues these women are facing were not nearly as compelling as the issues their mothers faced. Gone are the struggles to break away from the strictures and prejudices of the past. The daughters are confronting deaths of loved ones, infidelity, and other relationship crises, any one of which is ordinarily enough to make a story. So why don't we care as much about them as we did about their mothers? Maybe because Clayton seems to want this book to be as weighty as the first was, but it's just not. I don't know. Whatever the reason, this is one case where the the elders really are the betters. less
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I liked the plot about the daughters but the conversations with a long dead author got old fast.
2.75, had trouble keeping characters straight for quite some time.
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