The Weekend: A Novel
The Weekend is a poignant tribute to the lives of four older women who have been friends for a lifetime. Jude, Wendy, and Adele reunite at their friend Sylvie’s beach house after Sylvie has passed away. Memories are shared around the table as the three women reflect back on their lives. Wendy, widowed by her husband Lance, has Finn, a dog that Sylvie gave to her as a gift. Finn is now old and throughout the book has accident after accident, upsetting Jude at every turn as she just wants things to be perfect for the selling of Sylvie’s house. Adele, a retired actress, still acts as if she is young and carefree, not realizing that people may be laughing at her rather than with her.
This book is wonderfully written from all three women’s points of view. The descriptions of scenery as well as the expressions of the characters really bring the story to life. The Weekend easily evokes feelings of sadness, happiness accompanied by tears, laughter, and sorrow. Although the plot itself is not complicated, it is a satisfyingly peaceful read.
|Page Count||272 pages|
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