The Headmaster's Wife Author:Thomas Christopher Greene Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man’s memories of his life and loves. — Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont’s elite Lancaster School. It is the place he feels has given him his life, but is also the site of his undoing as events spiral out of hi... more »s control. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges.
Luminous and atmospheric, bringing to life the tight-knit enclave of a quintessential New England boarding school, the novel is part mystery, part love story and an exploration of the ties of place and family. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, The Headmaster’s Wife stands as a moving elegy to the power of love as an antidote to grief.« less
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Mesmerizing. Twists and turns and just when you think it's over and you are exhausted from emotions there is more to be revealed. This is a story of time through love, grief, betrayal, and love again. The house would have had to of been on fire for me to lay this book down once I stared reading. When I finished I closed the book, stretched my back, reopened the cover and read it once more.I absolutely loved this book. For whom ever does decide to read it don't pass up reading at least the first page of the acknowledgments to learn how this story came about. It had me in tears. Thank you Mr. Greene for entertaining me in every aspect with your novel.