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Senator's Wife, the (2008) [Novel]
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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 Naughton—wife of the two-term liberal senator Tom Naughton—is Meri’s new neighbor in the adjacent New England town house. Delia’s husband’s chronic infidelity has been an open secret in Washington circles, but despite the complexity of their relationship, the bond between them remains strong. What keeps people together, even in the midst of profound betrayal? How can a journey imperiled by, and sometimes indistinguishable from, compromise and disappointment culminate in healing and grace? Delia and Meri find themselves leading strangely parallel lives, both reckoning with the contours and mysteries of marriage, one refined and abraded by years of complicated intimacy, the other barely begun.

Original title: The Senator's Wife
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction

Edition #1: Senator's Wife, the

Senator's Wife, the (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "It was probably inevitable that Sue Miller, a gifted storyteller, would eventually unleash her talents on the topic of political marriage. As Miller explained recently in an interview with NPR's Linda Wertheimer, she has long been intrigued by the dynamics of such marriages, particularly those in which a wife's loyalty seems to outlast her husband's worthiness. Politics breeds the sacrificial wife..." Washington Post Book Review
  • "Miller brings into stark yet uplifting relief the limitations of morality when confronted with love." Kirkus Reviews
  • "An incandescent tale of betrayal and the perpetual divide between men and women, and a galvaninzing novel of life's imperative to use yourself up." Booklist
  • "A rich, elegantly plotted tale of two women's and two generations' experiences of marriage and motherhood...It's intentionally ambiguous: both bright and dark, celebratory and desolate. Nothing at all like a Lifetime Channel movie, but a lot like real life." Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Senator's Wife, the (January 8, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307264206
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9.3 x 1.3 in
Pages: 320

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