As Husbands Go: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 6, 2010 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A rare mix of wit, social satire, and suspense, along with characters who leap from the page to speak directly to the reader -- a moving story about a love that just won't give up, As Husbands Go is the latest from critically acclaimed, bestselling author, Susan Isaacs.

Call her superficial, but Susie B. Anthony Rabinowitz Gersten assumed her marriage was great -- and why not? Jonah Gersten, M.D., a Park Avenue plastic surgeon, clearly adored her. He was handsome, successful, and a doting dad to their four-year-old triplets Dashiell, Evan, and Mason. But when Jonah is found in the Upper East Side apartment of second-rate "escort" Dorinda Dillon, Susie is overwhelmed with questions left unanswered. It's bad enough to know your husband's been murdered, but even worse when you're universally pitied (and quietly mocked) because of the sleaze factor. None of it makes sense to Susie -- not a sexual liaison with someone like Dorinda, not the "better not to discuss it" response from Jonah's partners. With help from her toughtalking, high-style Grandma Ethel who flies in from Miami, she takes on her snooty in-laws, her husband's partners, the NYPD, and the DA (is the person arrested for the homicide the actual perp, or just an easy mark for a prosecutor who hates the word "unsolved"?), as she tries to prove that her wonderful life with Jonah was no lie. Susan Isaacs brilliantly turns the conventions of the mystery on end as Susie Gersten, suburban mom, floral designer, and fashion plate, searches not so much for answers to her husband's death as for answers to her own life.
 

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User Review  - mariabiblioteca - LibraryThing

I thought this book was going to be cute and funny, and it was, sort of, but I also kind of hated it. I think I just can't relate to books about rich people. Especially when they wear designer clothes, which are described in detail. Read full review

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User Review  - shearon - LibraryThing

A "mystery" with an interesting, and generally likeable, set of core characters. A young widow attempts to prove that her recently murdered husband was in fact the loving, faithful spouse she believes ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
23
Section 4
29
Section 5
42
Section 6
52
Section 7
60
Section 8
69
Section 20
199
Section 21
214
Section 22
220
Section 23
231
Section 24
240
Section 25
249
Section 26
258
Section 27
268

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
144
Section 16
153
Section 17
168
Section 18
178
Section 19
192
Section 28
277
Section 29
283
Section 30
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Section 31
299
Section 32
308
Section 33
314
Section 34
322
Section 35
340
Section 36
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About the author (2010)

Susan Isaacs is the author of thirteen novels, including As Husbands Go, Any Place I Hang My Hat, Long Time No See, and Compromising Positions. She is a former editor of Seventeen and a freelance political speechwriter. She lives on Long Island with her husband. All of her novels have been New York Times bestsellers.

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