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The Good Wife
The Good Wife
Author: Stewart O'Nan
From a writer who reveals 'the plainness of everyday life with straightforward lyricism' (The New York Times Book Review), the story of one remarkable, average woman. — On a clear winter night in upstate New York, two young men break in to a house they believe is empty. It isn't, and within minutes an old woman is dead a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780374281397
ISBN-10: 0374281394
Publication Date: 4/28/2005
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
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This was just a story about what a wife does while her husband does time. I didn't find it great or inspiring or anything - maybe blah.
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When her husband is convicted of the murder of an elderly, blind woman during a home invasion, Patty is left on her own to raise their son while Tommy serves out his 25-year sentence. Stewart O'Nan is a master at allowing his readers to see the characters' lives fom both the wide perspective and the narrower day-to-day existence. Patty's loyalty to her husband results in a life restricted by prison rules and regulations. It is a sad story because the consequences of his terribly bad decision on one night result in more than one lost life.
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