The Wife The Wife

The Wife

A Novel

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Publisher Description

One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer’s most beloved books—an “acerbically funny” (Entertainment Weekly) and “intelligent…portrait of deception” (The New York Times)—also a major motion picture starring Glenn Close in her Golden Globe–winning role!

The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they’ve kept for decades. The novel opens just as Joe is about to receive a prestigious international award, The Helsinki Prize, to honor his career as one of America’s preeminent novelists. Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop.

Important and ambitious, The Wife is a sharp-eyed and compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she’s made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. “A rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph…Wolitzer’s talent for comedy of manners reaches a heady high” (Los Angeles Times), in this wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2007
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
4.5
MB

Customer Reviews

new yorker 2019 ,

Loved the writing

I loved the author’s writing style and wit. The wife is very identifiable. Good story. I will see the movie soon too.

Limmon 85 ,

The Wife

I found this book predictable and a bit high drama.
While I could relate to the wife’s plight, I didn’t believe the turnaround at the end.

Lwilkner ,

Very satisfying

Superb writing and a compelling story. This is well worth your time to read.

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