Praise for The Weird Sisters


“Genuinely funny . . . buoyant.”
—The New York Times




“A page-turner from the start.”
Ladies Home Journal


“Likable, gracefully written first novel . . . This is a story about family, about three sisters finding their separate yet interconnected ways in the world. It’s a novel about becoming an adult, at last. Readers who enjoy reading about fraught family relationships, especially among sisters, will find it irresistible.”
The Boston Globe


“Charming . . . you need not be a Shakespeare scholar to fall in love with this feel-good story—or the bewitching sisters.”
Woman’s Day


“This smart, hopeful novel…will be the winter’s tale for any book lover…A family drama, gracefully costumed in academic garb and lit with warm comedy, ‘tis a consummation devoutly to be wished…get thee to a bookstore…Brown is such a clever writer, and she’s written such an endearing story about sisterly affection and the possibilities of redemption, that it’s easy to recommend The Weird Sisters. Take Polonius’s food advice and ‘read on this book.’ ”
 —The Washington Post



“Delightful . . . That’s Brown’s gift: She draws you in and makes you believe her weird sisters aren’t so weird after all.”
The Miami Herald


“Contains much truth…it is equal parts clever and heartfelt…the book very much succeeds…Brown nails the sentiment conveyed by the book’s tagline: ‘We love each other. We just don’t happen to like each other very much’.”
Associated Press


“…a delightful and fascinating book…a magnificent tapestry of a tale…that beautifully illustrates the pull of family and the ties that bind…even when we are about to unravel.”
The Sacramento Bee


“Good writers know the rule of threes, and Eleanor Brown is a very good writer…wonderful.”
American Way


“What a joy to read.  What a VOICE. The Weird Sisters is family drama dissected by verbal scalpel.  If wit and language could protect against growing old, these bewitching sisters might never have to grow up.”
—Helen Simonson, best-selling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand


“Even if you don’t have a sister, you may feel like you have one after reading this hilarious and utterly winsome novel. Eleanor Brown skillfully ties and then unties the Gordian knot of sisterhood, writing with such knowingness that when the ending came, and the three Andreas sisters—who had slunk home for a rest from themselves only to find to their horror their other two sisters there as well—emerge, I sighed the guilty sigh of pleasure and, yes, of recognition.”
—Sarah Blake, best-selling author of The Postmistress


“At once hilarious, thought-provoking and poignant, this sparkling and devourable debut explores the roles that we play with our siblings, whether we want to or not. The Weird Sisters is a tale of the complex family ties hat threaten to pull us apart, but sometimes draw us together instead.”
—J. Courtney Sullivan, best-selling author of Commencement


“Here’s what I adored about this book: the first-person-plural narrative voice (I can still hear it in my head), its realistic take on the pleasures and pangs of sisterly relationships, and a cast of complex, three-dimensional characters who love reading but find that real life sometimes doesn’t fit neatly—or can’t be solved—within the pages of a novel.”
 —Nancy Pearl, author of Book Lust and Book Lust to Go


“Brown’s knockout debut about the ties that bind us, the stories we tell ourselves, and the thorny tangle of sisterhood was so richly intelligent, heartbreakingly moving, and gorgeously inventive, that I was rereading pages just to see how she did her alchemy. Brilliant, beautiful, and unlike anything I’ve ever read before.”
—Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You and Girls in Trouble