The Weekend

The Weekend

Book - 2020
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"For nearly four decades, lifelong friends Jude, Wendy, Adele, and Sylvie have seen each other through romances, child-rearing, changing careers, divorces, medical recoveries, and general aging. But now Sylvie has died, and the three remaining women are tasked with cleaning out her beach house before it's sold. Thrust together In this weathered old house on the ocean, where the ghosts of their younger selves compete with their current realities, the women ponder a collective lifetime of loves and grievances, disappointments and successes, and ultimately, how a life can change in a single unexpected instant - or over the course of a weekend"--
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2020
Edition: First edition, First American edition
Description: 262 pages ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780593086438
Branch Call Number: Wood


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Aug 25, 2020

4.5 stars. I was completely engrossed by Charlotte Wood's short novel about three friends in their seventies who meet to clear out the home of a fourth mutual friend, now deceased.

Wood's razor-sharp descriptions of each woman's interior world, their reflections on aging and on their past lives, their biting judgments of their friends' actions combined with their willingness to overlook or excuse their own foibles, made for compelling reading. I devoured the book in one huge gulp and now look forward to reading more of Wood's work.

GSP2104 May 19, 2020

Could not get into this one at all. Sadly, I found none of the characters particularly engaging or interesting, or the writing.

Nov 25, 2019

Very gentle insight throughout this novel - very different from 'The natural way of things'

Library_geek Nov 23, 2019

Brilliant piece of writing by Charlotte Wood. The writing is quality, interesting and complex.

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