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Ah, but there's more life for Candida yet. A small, unexpected inheritance is left to her, and so she organizes her friends--all female, mostly aged, mostly unmarried--into a tour of Naples as Virgil describes it in The Aeneid. Their holiday is a fictional tour-de-force: by turns a hilarious send-up of group dynamics, a metafictional lark, a feminist rant, and a dark acknowledgement of Candida's mortality. In the end, Drabble's novel is a very serious one, and a very good one. --Claire Dederer
I was unable to finish this book; the character went into excessive detail about going to the gym, writing in her diary and other minutia about her life.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I try very hard to enjoy Drabble's books but while reading I keep remembering how she declares her hatred for America. Read morePublished 14 months ago by gayland Preacher
Each book is a journey and author Drabble's novel 'The Seven Sisters' is indeed a trip. At first I wondered where this book was going and it took some investigative reading. Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. E. Cooke
I couldn't finish this book. After getting about a third of the way through the book and still not seeing any indication of a plot, I put it down. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Theresa M.
.... and that adoration continues after reading "The Seven Sisters." Maybe because I'm in my 70's now and wonder what it would be like to be widowed at this age. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lulu