What would you do if you were fated to be in a family of oddities?
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players."
The Merriweather Family, a 69,000-word novel set in small-town Pennsylvania in 1900, is a whimsical blend of the comedic and dramatic coupled in a light-hearted story about the age-old intertwining of love and misunderstanding. At its heart is Sofia Merriweather, young and reputedly sensible, whose decision to ward off an undesirable suitor by brandishing a teapot sets the tone of the novel. Not only does that tempestuously wielded teapot give Sofia unwanted attention from curious neighbors, it also ultimately directs the course of her adventures.
Although The Merriweather Family canvasses serious subjects such as disappointed dreams and youthful infatuations, it is determined not to take itself too seriously. Runaway chickens and misplaced false teeth keep its characters grounded in the prosaic absurdities of real life.
Note: Cover Art is a painting by Childe Hassam, copyright 1889~ "Reading in the Garden at Villers le Be" at
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