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The Senator's Wife (Vintage Contemporaries)

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ISBN13: 9780307276698
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Once again Sue Miller takes us deep into the private lives of women with this mesmerizing portrait of two marriages exposed in all their shame and imperfection, and in their obdurate, unyielding love.

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.

Here are all the things for which Sue Miller has always been beloved — the complexity of experience precisely rendered, the richness of character and emotion, the superb economy of style — fused with an utterly engrossing story.

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"Pure Miller...tasteful, elegant, sensuous...insightful, complex...The Senator's Wife is Miller's latest extended contemplation of marriage, and a master class in the refinement of craft." The Boston Globe

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"I won't reveal how the final betrayal occurs, but will just say that in this particular moment Miller plays her hand in a masterly fashion." Judith Warner, The New York Times

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"[A]n extremely powerful novel of women, marriage, and friendship. The characters are fascinating, the story engrossing, and the novel incredibly readable. Highly recommended." Library Journal

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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. Miller takes readers deep into the private lives of women with this mesmerizing portrait of two marriages exposed in all their shame and imperfection, and in their stubborn, unyielding love.

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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.

About the Author

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 Abbots; and the memoir The Story of My Father. She lives in Boston, Massachussetts.

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fran_gelica, May 20, 2012 (view all comments by fran_gelica)
The Senator's Wife is one of the most amazing stories that I have read (and, I have read MANY!), in that it was written with clarity, depth, and gentle directness. It was easy to read, but, difficult to put down. It is one of the few books that will go into my library to be read again...and, again, to rethink what I have read...to further understand the story told about the connection between two women.

The climax, the finale, and, what led up to it, was...well...disgusting to me when I realized what was happening. I had to put the book down and I had to force myself to pick it up again. I couldn't believe what was happening, not that these things don't happen in real lives, but, that it was actually written by a person, an author. It was created by the author. What a creative and thougfhtful mind had created this story, this horrible event.

Sue Miller, you are an amazing author. Congrats! I will read more of your books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307276698
Author:
Miller, Sue
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.7 in 0.55 lb

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Product details 320 pages Vintage Books - English 9780307276698 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Pure Miller...tasteful, elegant, sensuous...insightful, complex...The Senator's Wife is Miller's latest extended contemplation of marriage, and a master class in the refinement of craft."
"Review" by , "I won't reveal how the final betrayal occurs, but will just say that in this particular moment Miller plays her hand in a masterly fashion."
"Review" by , "[A]n extremely powerful novel of women, marriage, and friendship. The characters are fascinating, the story engrossing, and the novel incredibly readable. Highly recommended."
"Synopsis" by , 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. Miller takes readers deep into the private lives of women with this mesmerizing portrait of two marriages exposed in all their shame and imperfection, and in their stubborn, unyielding love.
"Synopsis" by , 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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