His Lovely Wife

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - Fiction - 282 pages
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When tall, blond, and beautiful Ellen Baxter enters the Paris Ritz the day before Princess Diana dies, she's mistaken for her by the paparazzi. The next morning, as Ellen's older, Nobel-laureate husband attends a physics conference, she goes to the site of the fatal crash and finds an uncharacteristic photograph of Diana. Surprised by how deeply the death has affected her, Ellen pockets the photo. As she hears Diana's voice in her head and begins to understand the parallels between their lives, she tracks down the person who took the photograph, hoping that this man who deals in surfaces can penetrate her beauty, as he did Diana's, and help her love the woman inside.

Elizabeth Dewberry's complex, surprising novel uses string theory to weave together two women's lives and explore a culture that celebrates women for their beauty-then exacts a terrible toll.
 

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HIS LOVELY WIFE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In Dewberry's fourth novel (Sacrament of Lies, 2001, etc.), a woman staying at the Ritz in Paris the night that Princess Diana dies finds herself re-examining her own identity as the trophy wife of a ... Read full review

His lovely wife

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"His lovely wife"-these words are meant to compliment, but often they reduce the spouse of a famous man to not much at all. Dewberry (Flesh and Blood ), at the risk of seeming autobiographical (her ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
45
Section 3
54
Section 4
56
Section 5
76
Section 6
93
Section 7
132
Section 8
142
Section 11
206
Section 12
220
Section 13
223
Section 14
230
Section 15
233
Section 16
262
Section 17
266
Section 18
283

Section 9
156
Section 10
201

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About the author (2006)

Elizabeth Dewberry has written three previous novels, including Sacrament of Lies. Her plays have been produced in a variety of venues. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband, Robert Olen Butler.

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