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.
I'm a Reader's Advisory librarian who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Relunctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I still do substitute work at the Downers Grove Public Library.