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The Wife
The Wife
Author: Meg Wolitzer
The moment Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean on a flight to Helsinki. Joan's husband, Joseph, is one of America's preeminent novelists, about to receive a prestigious international award, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flame...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743456661
ISBN-10: 0743456661
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Wife on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A beautifully written examination of a marriage and a wife's decision to leave her author husband. Although the "twist" at the end is apparent early on, knowing that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. This might also be a good book-club book, leading to an in-depth discussion about ethics and how far one should go to help one's mate. Recommended.
justaskjulie avatar reviewed The Wife on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I tried to read it but it bored me. It was just too wordy and took too much time to get to the point of the story, which I never got to.
jules72653 avatar reviewed The Wife on
Helpful Score: 1
Not chick lit despite the intriguing hot pink cover.
reviewed The Wife on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I wasn't sure about this book in the beginning. Somehow it overcomes your initial impressions that it's another middleage woman's quest to free herself from a long unsatisfying marriage. It catches your attention and you comes to a shocking conclusion.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyable ascerbic wit of Meg Wolitzer, filled with her type of engrossing, funny, humor and pathos. She is a one in a million author.
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