Literary Wives: The Inquisitor’s Wife, by Jeanne Kalogridis

If you missed the Literary Wives introductory post, here’s the summary:  I’ll be joining bloggers Ariel, Audra, Cecilia, Kay, and Lynn  as we post every other month about a different book with the word “wife” in the title. When we read these books, we have two questions in mind: 1. What does this book say about … Continue reading Literary Wives: The Inquisitor’s Wife, by Jeanne Kalogridis

Literary Wives: The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress, by Ariel Lawhon

If you missed the Literary Wives introductory post, here’s the summary:  I’ll be joining bloggers Ariel, Audra, Emily, Cecilia, Kay, and Lynn, as we post every other month about a different book with the word “wife” in the title. This month, we’re writing about Ariel Lawhon’s novel The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress, which will … Continue reading Literary Wives: The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress, by Ariel Lawhon

Literary Wives: Una Spenser and DIY Wifehood

If you missed the Literary Wives introductory post, here’s the summary:  I’ll be joining founding bloggers Ariel, Audra, and Emily, as well as fellow newcomers Cecilia and Lynn, as we post every other month about a different book with the word “wife” in the title. This month, we’re writing about Sena Jeter Naslund’s Ahab’s Wife, … Continue reading Literary Wives: Una Spenser and DIY Wifehood

Index of Reviews by Author

A Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper’s Wife Chloe Aridjis, Asunder Kate Atkinson, Life After Life Kate Atkinson, A God in Ruins Margaret Atwood, Stone Mattress: Tales Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last Jane Austen, Persuasion Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility Mona Awad, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl B Nick Bantock, The Griffin and … Continue reading Index of Reviews by Author

A Book in Need of a Book Club: Jill Alexander Essbaum’s Hausfrau

I found Jill Alexander Essbaum’s Hausfrau* to be well-written, intriguingly structured, and deeply frustrating. This last characteristic is a measure of the skill Ms. Essbaum, who is a very well-regarded poet, brings to her characterization of Anna, the eponymous hausfrau. Anna is an American who’s lived in Switzerland for many years, but who’s never felt … Continue reading A Book in Need of a Book Club: Jill Alexander Essbaum’s Hausfrau