The Senator's Wife (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 8, 2008 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Meri is newly married, pregnant, and standing on the cusp of her life as a wife and mother, recognizing with some terror the gap between reality and expectation. Delia—wife of the two-term liberal senator Tom Naughton—is Meri's new neighbor in the adjacent New England town house. Tom's chronic infidelity has been an open secret in Washington circles, but despite the complexity of their relationship, the bond between them remains strong. Soon Delia and Meri find themselves leading strangely parallel lives, as they both reckon with the contours and mysteries of marriage: one refined and abraded by years of complicated intimacy, the other barely begun. With precision and a rich vitality, Sue Miller—beloved and bestselling author of While I Was Gone—brings us a highly charged, superlative novel about marriage and forgiveness.

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Great writing, however the story was slow-moving. - LibraryThing
Plus, the ending was stupid, weak, and unpleasant. - LibraryThing
A book like this reminds me of what good writing is. - LibraryThing
But most of the book was just too hard to read. - LibraryThing
... the ending is somewhat unsetteling. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - nancynova - LibraryThing

rabck from dvg; Mostly about Delia - the Senator's wife, although I didn't understand why part of the story was about Meri also until the end. Delia has been married for years to former senator Tom ... Read full review

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User Review  - Connie Williams - Goodreads

The thing I really liked about this book is that I felt like a really knew the women at the center of the book. I didn't always like them, or their choices, but I could say that about a number of my ... Read full review

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Sue Miller is the best-selling author of the novels Lost in the Forest, The World Below, While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, and The Good Mother; the story collection Inventing the Abbotts; and the memoir The Story of My Father. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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