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Husband and Wife

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Leah Stewart, Husband and Wife | Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart

Husband and Wife

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Leah Stewart
publisher:
HarperEntertainment
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B

In Husband and Wife, the latest from Leah Stewart (The Myth of You and Me), young mother and poet Sarah learns that her novelist husband’s latest work, Infidelity, involved ?a very Method kind of research. Shattered by his affair and questioning the dreams she gave up for settled domesticity, Sarah spirals through rage, despondency, and regret. That her attentions turn to her own romantic temptations isn’t surprising; but Stewart, in her guileless, plainspoken style, makes her protagonist neither an avenging woman scorned nor a blameless angel. As universal as Sarah’s pain is, there’s a certain constraint — sometimes bordering on claustrophobia — to her story, even if it never for a moment feels untrue. B

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