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Mrs. Kimble
Mrs Kimble
Author: Jennifer Haigh
In her masterful first novel Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh delivers the riveting story of three women who marry the same man.Ken Kimble is revealed through the eyes of the women he seduces: his first wife, Birdie, who struggles to hold herself together following his desertion; his second wife, Joan, a lonely heiress shaken by personal trage...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060509408
ISBN-10: 0060509406
Publication Date: 1/1/2004
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 250 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I bought this on a complete whim because the cover and premise called to me. I didn't expect to really like it, but wow, was I in for a surprise. This is a surprisingly insightful book into one man, whom we never really meet; told by his 3 wives. Stuck in the middle of all of it is his son, who your heart just aches for. Definitely worth a read, I'm glad I picked this one up!
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Helpful Score: 4
great story of 3 different women all married to the same man, who becomes a different man himself w/ each of the 3 women. Each woman's story is riveting and surely you will find some aspect to relate to your own life. An excellent read!
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Helpful Score: 3
Absolutely wonderful book. Drew me in with the first sentence. A book about different lives revolving around one man. NOT a romance, dark in some places, but an interesting book that is easy to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
The premise was original and thought-provoking. It was kind of a slow-moving book, something I'd picture as a dark movie that is very quiet and slow, very IFC-esque. I read this quickly, within a couple days because I wanted to know if Mr. Kimble would ever be exposed for the creep he was, and I liked Joan & Dinah. Good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this story of a man who touches (and not usually in a very good way) so many lives. He can turn on the charm initially and draw women in only to leave them empty and wondering what went wrong. I particularly enjoyed the journey each woman took to reflect on the relationship with Ken and see the progression that they didn't realize was happening at the time. It raises questions about the importance of how the other person makes you feel both in the short and long term. Ken really seemed to be quite immature, only really able to connect with much younger women. I was intrigued by the character of Brendan the most, though he was only in the very end of the book. He seemed to embody the way we are shaped by our home environment and the potential we all have to rise out of our circumstances.

I'm glad I finally got around to reading this one. It raises so many questions in my mind about relationships and what draws us to others. This is truly great book, especially given that it is the author's first novel.
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Love Jennifer's writing. She invites you right in from the start. A unique story line. I could have her write another book that follows the future of some of the characters. Very enjoyable.
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What a fantastic read!! I have been holding onto this book and have moved it more than once. I am so upset with myself for not reading it before now.

A twisted story about a man who has relationship ADD. He can't handle a wife after they become in his mind boring or complacent. I loved how she wove the story through not only the views of each of the three wives, but also of his first son. The different perspectives between the women and the son make this story deep and moving. It also made me wonder what we don't know about the people around us. This man was able to switch identities at the drop of a hat and begin again.

I would absolutely pass this book along to all of my friends and family.
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Enjoyable story of three women all married to the same guy. Good beach read.