Book Reviews of Single Wife

Single Wife
Single Wife
Author: Nina Solomon
ISBN-13: 9781565123823
ISBN-10: 1565123824
Publication Date: 6/12/2003
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Very captivating story of Grace, whose husband is prone to disappearing without explanation. It is set in present day New York City and it chronicles the months of Grace making various excuses to friends and family about her husband's whereabouts. I would classify it a light mystery. I didn't identify with Grace at all as I would not sit around waiting for the elusive husband to return and make excuses for him. It was, however, an enjoyable read.
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Pretty funny story about a wife who can't face (or reveal to her family & friends) that her husband has left her. She fabricates stories pretending that he is still around.
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This book is an excellent coming of age story about a housewife who finds herself while looking for her husband. Great characters and surprising plot twist.
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Good story - I read in one sitting.
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I loved this book.
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loved it!
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I was a bit surprised at the reviews this book got after I attempted to read it. I read a few chapters but got bored fairly quick and put the book back down. I don't see what everyone else enjoyed about it. I was quite disappointed myself.
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i had high hopes for this book but it took me awhile to read as it was less than i expected. slow moving at best. not a bad book by any means just not as exciting as i had anticipated.
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I really liked this book....good book to read on a cloudy day...i got lost in it
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Good story. Nina Solomon has a nice way of making you feel like you can "see" the people and places of the characters.
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I read this book in one day. It's not a gripping page turner, but I really wanted to find out what happened to the main character, Grace (and her husband, Laz). I liked Grace, she is written well, and I identified with aspects of her. Although, if she were a real person, I would want to shake her to make her come to her senses quicker. This is a modern day drama about a marriage, and about how easy it is for women to slip into being someone they never intended to be.
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Very well written book, but took awhile to get thru it.
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From the back cover: "Grace Brookman has it all. She leads the quintessential New York life with her ideal husband, Laz. That is, until her ideal husband goes out and doesn't come back. Sure, he's always been prone to leaving for days at a time, but this time is different. Weeks pass. Holidays come and go. And still no trace of the man she thought she knew. Suddenly Grace is responsible for everything, including coverig up for her AWOL spouse. Soon she learns that a marriage can be reduced to a few timely excuses, some spilled crumbs here, and some dirty laundry there-fooling everyone around her...just like she was fooled. The deception becomes almost a hobby for her. But then Laz's sordid past shows up on her doorstep, along with a few other surprises. Her life is becoming a New York mess. And as a single wife, she'll have to take matters into her own hands."
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a good summer read.
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I enjoyed this book. At times it was funny, even though the subject really wasn't. Ms. Solomon did an impressive job of fleshing out the characters to the point where I could actually put on them the faces of people I've known with their traits. The message of the book is subtle, but clear.
I read this book following a series of deeper books, and it was like learning to breathe again.