Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 24 June 2009.
A story of two couples and the relationships that build between them. Although the book may start off slowly it draws you in and gets you thoroughly hooked. A great read for a book club with plenty of strands to discuss.
Love came late to Meri, but in a rush: she met Nathan at thirty-six, he moved in a month later, and they married a month after that. Now they are moving to New England and a house of their own – a new life that Meri is not sure she even wants. She loves her husband, but feels there may be trouble ahead. Nathan, however, is boyishly excited that their next-door neighbour is the eminent Senator Tom Naughton, a political hero of his, now in his seventies. The Senator is nowhere to be seen, but Meri strikes up an unexpected friendship with his wife, the elegant Delia, sensing that she has much to learn from her – about marriage, love and motherhood. But soon she comes close to a terrible breach of trust that could ruin everything.
'An incredible story of the dangers of trying to live lives through others. Perfect book-club material' Easy Living
'Shock, deceit, desire and despair come together at once in a way that feels simply like fate. A clever storyteller with a penchant for the unexpected' New York Times
'A complex, rich, haunting novel of marital love and its complication' Woman & Home
'This addictive read had me biting my lip with foreboding' Eve
Publication date: 16/03/2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||16th March 2009|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Sue Miller was born in Chicago in 1943. She is the author of The Senator's Wife, published by Bloomsbury in March 2008 and the bestselling author of eight previous novels including The Good Mother, While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest and Lost in the Forest, and of the acclaimed memoir The Story of My Father. She serves as the chair of PEN, New England. Sue Miller lives in Boston, Massachusetts.More About Sue Miller