The Wife – Meg Wolitzer

Wolitzer is a wonderful writer (The Interestings). This is an insightful book about a woman married to a writer who has become famous. There is a precise description of life in the 1950s for women – confronting boundaries and restrictions; the power of withholding. The slow reveal of the depth of what appears to be a one-sided relationship is enticing. This book reminded me of a Kate Christensen novel, The Great Man, also a great read.


Amy notes: in 2018 this book was released as a movie. The movie is fine, but Glenn Close as the titular wife is excellent. 

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