Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

Alice Buckle has been with William for almost twenty years and they've grown apart. Married and living in Oakland with their two teenage children, they hardly spend time alone.  When the opportunity comes along for Alice to participate in a marriage study online, she agrees and becomes Wife 22.  Alice tells her assigned researcher her deepest thoughts and feelings rather than confiding in anyone else.  Soon, Alice and the researcher begin to correspond online separately from the study.  Will this relationship endanger the life she's built with William?  Wife 22 is a light, often humorous tale of a woman balancing her needs and those of her family.  Read-alikes would be Jeanne Ray, Cooking for Harry by Kay-Marie James, and Jane Austen in Scarsdale by Paula Marantz Cohen.  It will be published later this month.

1 comment:

Canada said...

I really enjoyed reading this book! Melanie Gideon's style of writing reminded me of Emily Giffin (witty, smart and relatable). Although this story has a serious tone pertaining to a long marriage that has become stale and the challenges that come with raising teen children, I found myself laughing out loud many times. I really like Ms. Gideon's sense of humor and talent for story telling. The twist at the end was very clever. I can honestly say that I didn't want this book to end, I really loved it!