July 12, 2012

On My Bookshelf: Wife 22


I've been reading Wife 22, written by Melanie Gideon, for The Everygirl book club and so far, I LOVE it.

The book is about Alice Buckle, failed playwright, drama teacher, mother of two, and wife to William. Whether it's the fact that Alice is about to be 45 (same age her mother was when she died) or the fact that her once lively marriage has lost its spark, she is one step away from a midlife crisis. 

Alice receives an email inviting her to participate in an anonymous marriage study and immediately takes the plunge. This begins the relationship between Wife 22 and Researcher 101, the vivid storytelling and the brutally honest question-answering:

7. Sometimes I tell him he’s snoring when he’s not snoring so he’ll sleep in the guest room and I can have the bed all to myself.
61. Chet Baker on the tape player. He was cutting peppers for the salad. I looked at those hands and thought, I am going to have this man’s children.
67. To not want what you don’t have. What you can’t have. What you shouldn’t have.
32. That if we weren’t careful, it was possible to forget one another.

Wife 22 caught my attention from page one and I have not been able to put it down since. Buy a copy for yourself here or download the kindle edition here, you will love this one! 

1 comment:

  1. It sounds great. Thks for the recommendation! xA

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