Book Review of The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives
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A gloriously dark and witty satire, "The Stepford Wives" has entered our vocabulary lexicon and is a riot to read. Telling the story of a charmingly bohemian woman and her family moving to the surreal, backwards town of Stepford, Connecticut, the novel presents a fun and engaging mystery as the woman, Joanna Eberhart, slowly discovers that the seemingly perfect town, where all women live to serve their men, houses, and children, is harboring a dark and dangerous secret. This is a light, quick read with serious implications all set against a delirious, suspenseful, and often-times quite funny, backdrop.