The Weird Sisters is a find - a well written, amusing, sometimes touching book about the complicated relationships of three sisters. No fantasy, no wild plot, no out and out comedy, just a straightforward novel... dipped in Shakespeare. The father is a Shakespearean scholar, which warps his family in a way I found entertaining, but the situations and people are essentially realistic and truthful. A likable book.
Given the backlog of Really Good Novels already written, it's tough to write a new plain ol' novel worth reading. As this one is. A debut - I'll be interested to read the next one.
Book cover image borrowed from Eleanor Brown.com