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The Doctor's Wife
The Doctor's Wife
Author: Elizabeth Brundage
"The memory starts here, in my apron pocket, with the gun." — So begins The Doctor’s Wife, a stunning debut novel about four people and the cataclysmic intersection of their lives. Michael is a rising OB/GYN at a prominent private practice in Albany, New York; he also moonlights at a local women&rsqu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780452286917
ISBN-10: 0452286913
Publication Date: 11/29/2005
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 671 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 23
From the back cover, "Abortion, local evangelism, marital disenchantment, and the rifts of social class: Brundage takes on the fault lines of our era with a deft hand. The Doctor's Wife is an accomplished, page-turning novel."

It took me two days to finish this novel...and two weeks later, I can't get the characters out of my head. This book will grip your heart and mind, and it will haunt you. Not for the faint of heart.
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Helpful Score: 15
a psychological thriller that is as riveting as it is replusive.i couldnt put it down
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Helpful Score: 15
Fascinating book about so many different controversies: religion, abortion, adultery and it goes on. But handles all of this gracefully and a good book that kept me reading until the end. Would highly recommend.
dangerouscrochet avatar reviewed The Doctor's Wife on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
This book was a very slow read. I don't really care for books that start with the ENDING of a story. Kind of takes the fun out of the story. Not my cup of tea.
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Helpful Score: 10
Interesting story about a stressed young family and the temptations and ambitions that threaten to ruin them. Very suspenseful dark tale.
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Excellent writing, awful story. Characters that will stay in my mind but not in a good way. I had this book on my shelf for years; when I picked it up, it was hard to put down! It was like an accident that I couldn't look away from. Infidelity, child abuse, abortion, fractured families, prostitution - too much sadness for me. I read for relaxation! The fact that I felt compelled to read it to the end says a lot about the writing because it was not a relaxing experience. I honestly don't even know how to rate something like this. 2 stars because I didn't like it, but really deserves more stars because it's a good book -just one that I didn't like.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed The Doctor's Wife on + 1291 more book reviews
Compelling study of two marriages, both crumbling from outside pressures, and the complications of madness, religious fundamentalism, and the battle over abortion rights.
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So this book had a lot going on in it. It is from 4 different people's perspectives and it was difficult at times to figure out who was talking. I just finished it and still trying to digest the ending. It seems to come to an abrupt end and didn't answer a lot my questions before i was done reading it. It was an easy read and an interesting story, nothing to write home about or I would recommend to other to read.
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Very good book! I found it very hard to put down which is bad because I have two kids. So, I had to only read at night when the house was sleeping.
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I enjoyed this book. The only book I have read by this author but it was nicely written and kept me on my toes. It has lust, suspense, fear, lots of in between...


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