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The Wife
The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzer brings her characteristic wit and intelligence to a provocative story about the evolution of a marriage, the nature of partnership, the question of a male or female sensibility, and the place for an ambitious woman in a mans world. The moment Joan Castleman decides to leave her husband, they are thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean on a flight to Helsinki. Joans husband, Joseph, is one of Americas preeminent novelists, about to receive a prestigious international award, and Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has finally decided to stop. From this gripping opening, Meg Wolitzer flashes back to 1950s Smith College and Greenwich Village and follows the course of the marriage that has brought the couple to this breaking pointone that results in a shocking revelation. With her skillful storytelling and pitch-perfect observations, Wolitzer has crafted a wise and candid look at the choices all men and women makein marriage, work, and life.
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Born.A.Reader
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Made a run to the next town over's library as mine is closed for 3 months. Came home with all this. 😀📚❤

Tamra Smith! 💜💜 4w
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Oldschool_millenial
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On Chapter 3, and it is 11:30 pm in Ireland.
Time for bed 😴

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Come-read-with-me
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#wintergames #thefilthyanimals #24B42020. I finished these four from my TBR stack. Surprisingly my least favourite was “Behold the Dreamers” because I‘d great things about it. My favourite was the tagged book. It made me angry, frustrated, and outraged. The story unfolds slowly but the conclusion is worth the wait!

rather_be_reading 61 for the books. ill be back for ur reading time. 2mo
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Ubookquitous
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👏Wonderful voice, great pacing that moves back and forth in time to show Joan and Joan in the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of a marriage, a literary career and an examination of men and women and the creative process. Great book 👏

Cathythoughts Nice review! I really enjoyed this one too 4mo
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Eggs
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Clever & witty

Cathythoughts It‘s a good one 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
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Cortg
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My first Meg Wolitzer book and I REALLY enjoyed it! Excellent story and I really like her writing style, especially the time line and when/how she executed the the big, awe type events. I heard her speak last year and I‘m so glad I did!

Ruthiella I like her style too. I‘ve only read two books so far however! 5mo
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Andra_library
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the book but it was rather depressing. Does that make sense?

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: I had seen the movie, and this is my first Wolitzer. Her writing just swept me away. Really enjoyed revisiting this story in book form. #BookToFilm

Cathythoughts Great writing! I really enjoyed this book too 6mo
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TrishB
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A good read 👍🏻 Marriages are full of secrets aren‘t they, big and little. Joe is a first class arse though isn‘t he.
#booked2019 #booktomovie
Summer done - now I need ideas about POC/MC paranormal and public domain my remaining ones.

Cinfhen I “enjoyed” the movie but couldn‘t read through the book! Glad u enjoyed!!! For MC Paranormal I read 7mo
Cinfhen And any book on @SerialReader app is #PublicDomain 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it was a quick read so I didn‘t dwell on my annoyance! I‘ve read Kindred already and liked. Do you have to download serial reader to see what‘s on it? I‘ll search #publicdomain and have a look. Thanks 😘 7mo
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Cinfhen Serial app is free as are all the books but u have to download the app 7mo
Cinfhen For public domain I choose 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen thanks - I may have a look at serial app. Aww Little Women, I could read again as it was so long ago I‘ve probably forgotten everything.... 7mo
Cinfhen I loved it!! I had never read the whole book before. 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage You can always search the #pocparanormal hashtag. And here‘s a list from GR. Not all are paranormal, but a lot are. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11395.Non_Caucasian_Protagonists_in_Science_... 7mo
TrishB @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks 👍🏻 I‘ve checked the hashtag and not been inspired as yet (or read) I‘ll have a look at the GR list - I‘m not desperate yet 😁 7mo
Reggie I‘m shocked you read this!!! I‘m so glad you liked it, though. Yeah, the husband was such an a-Hole and I just felt so bad for the kids because subconsciously, they knew he was a prick. Also, its never too late to take a step in the right direction. 7mo
TrishB @Reggie it was a gift and I try to always read gifts 😁 I think you need to do a positivity post for me every day to turn my thinking around!! I thought what a waste of your life and you thought it‘s never too late, I need more of that thinking! 7mo
Reggie 3 years ago, I picked my Grandma up so she could stay with us for a week. The drive was 4 hours. When we left her house her new husband was so cute telling her bye and then he called an hour into the ride asking if she was ok. She talked him up so much saying he was the best husband she ever had. I said gah grandma what about grandpa? She told me that when they were younger, she would stay home and watch the kids at night and he would take off👇🏼 7mo
Reggie take off to the bar. She said, “Do you know how embarrassing it is to have your comadres (woman friend) call you the next day asking you where you were last night because compadre was here, dancing with a woman. She told me that when they worked the farm for a rancher she caught him more than once with another woman in the barn. That my mother and her siblings have a half brother they don‘t know that exist in a town an hour away. That even 👇🏼 7mo
Reggie though he was a good dad and a great grandfather, he wasn‘t the best husband. I never told my mother or anyone else that story. Lies, I told my brother. But we‘ve never told anyone in the family. I think about my grandmother and how she had an 8th grade education and what options there were for her out there. She had almost none. When he passed away she started living for herself. I see a little bit of her in Joan. Sorry for the long story. 7mo
TrishB @Reggie thank you for sharing. My mum had similar in that my dad just treated her like part of the home furniture and I had to accept my Dad was a good dad but a lousy husband!! She remarried 10 years after he died and had 3 years of being treated like number one. You‘re right - it‘s never too late and I wish your Grandma many happy years of being treated like a princess ❤️❤️ 7mo
Reggie ❤️❤️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Oh I read this one too for #booktomovie 👍🏻 I thought it was great 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts did you watch the film too? 7mo
Cathythoughts I didn‘t see the movie ... sinse I joined Litsy I never watch telly anymore .. only if a match is on I want to see . Did you ? 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I‘ve never really watched telly (except the match like you!) so I haven‘t seen. Most films I have watched are generally when the kids have made me 😁 Charlotte made me watch Captain Marvel this week as she said it‘s the feminist film of the year! It was good fun and feminist 😁 7mo
Cathythoughts That sounds like fun ! I‘d watch a movie with my daughters too when they are home or maybe a cartoon with my granddaughter... but otherwise I‘d rather be reading. I hope you feel better & have a lovely lunch with your friend X 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts thank you 😘 7mo
Reggie @TrishB I‘m just throwing this out there but I think you would love this book. Not cause you need therapy but cause there‘s a little correlation of what was said here. Just have tissues handy. 6mo
TrishB @Reggie thanks Reggie- self help books are my worst nightmare so I have pretty much avoided this! But you never know, if an offer appears 😁❤️ 6mo
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JacqMac
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Meh. It‘s a well written book. And the character development is great. But I kept asking why? Why did she put up with being disrespected like that? Why didn‘t she leave him sooner? Why didn‘t she like herself? It left me feeling frustrated.

Tamra I want to see the movie just because Close is in it. 7mo
Palimpsest I haven‘t read the book, but I liked the movie. I understand the frustration though. 7mo
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JacqMac
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“Genitals like marzipan fruit.”
That‘s some descriptive writing. 😂

Megabooks Wut!!?? 🤣 7mo
JacqMac @Megabooks That‘s what I said! I‘m listening on audio and I had to go back to make sure it‘s what I heard. 😆 7mo
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Blueberry
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Currently reading for movie/bookclub.

Cathythoughts I just finished this last week ... I thought it was really good 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
Macnjen Movie was really great!! 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019 #BooktoMovie An interesting read on fame & fortune & love .. The relationship of Joan , &
Joe ( her famous writer/husband ) great story as she looks back on their 45 + years of marriage. The ending was So-So for me , but I don‘t always put too much pressure on the ending ... so it‘s a winner for me 4⭐️ Another one done ✅ & enjoyed ♥️👍🏻

AmyG I thought this was a very good movie. 8mo
Cathythoughts @AmyG I havnt seen the movie ... loved the book 8mo
AmyG Ha...I didn‘t read the book. 8mo
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Tamra I want to see the movie because I love Glen Close‘s acting! I haven‘t read the book. 8mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I‘d like to see the movie too ... 👍🏻 8mo
Cinfhen I saw the film and I thought Glenn Close was brilliant!!! I had started the book a few years ago and wasn‘t enjoying it. Saw the film on my last flight to the States 😂😂 8mo
Cinfhen Nice way to kick start your summer prompts!!! 8mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I really enjoyed the book. Yes Im on my way in the summer part of our challenge 👍🏻♥️🥳🥳 8mo
Caroline2 I enjoyed this one too. I know what you mean about the ending, bit of an anticlimax. It was kinda apt though, given the rest of the book. 8mo
dariazeoli I saw the movie a couple weeks ago! Stacking... 8mo
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 it was very apt. It was just a bit predictable... but I enjoyed the journey of the book - that‘s the main part for me 8mo
Cathythoughts @dariazeoli I imagine the acting is excellent 8mo
dariazeoli @Cathythoughts Yes - the climax was well-acted by both! 8mo
Caroline2 Yeah it was very predictable. I‘m looking forward to checking out the film, will you watch it do you think? 8mo
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 I might ... I‘d rather be reading. Not a big fan of telly. I like the cinema though 8mo
youneverarrived Glad to hear you liked this one. I have it on kindle. 8mo
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived it‘s good Katie, it had me straight away & until the end 👍🏻 I hope you like it when you get there 8mo
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#booked2019 I wouldn‘t be reading this otherwise & I‘m so enjoying it 👍🏻📚

BarbaraTheBibliophage What prompt are you reading it for? I‘ve always heard she was such a good writer, and reading this passage explains why. 8mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraTheBibliophage it‘s #BooktoMovie I havnt seen the movie ... but the book is ✨ 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Oh, of course! I‘m looking forward to your review! 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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Great weather here today & Great book , and The quote is the main character at her Bookclub ... ♥️what could be finer ...

Lindy ❤️close reading. 8mo
Cathythoughts @Lindy close reading ♥️ 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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I was finding it hard to settle into a new book .. but I‘ve landed, this one is good & it‘s for #Booked2019 #BooktoMovie ... the writing, the story, the characters, loving it 👍🏻♥️

MicheleinPhilly That was what I read for this prompt too! 8mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly it‘s so good ♥️ I never saw the movie. Book is a fine read 8mo
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t seen the film yet. It‘s on our DVR as it has been playing on one of the movie channels. I absolutely loved the book! 8mo
Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly I love her writing style, I‘m already looking for more books by her 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
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Caroline2
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Oh this was good! Following the wife of a successful writer through decades of marriage, children and disappointments. This was right up my street! Truly terrific writing and fantastic characters, I was sucked in from page one. What stops it being a 5 star read for me was the dragging out of the, oh so obvious, reveal. But still a solid 4 stars and would defo recommend. 👍🏻

TrishB That shelf looks fab ❤️ 8mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @TrishB 😍 8mo
Caroline2 @BarbaraBB @TrishB thanks ladies! I do love my rainbow shelves! 😉 8mo
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squirrelbrain Also echoing @TrishB and @BarbaraBB - looks amazing! 8mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain thanks! 😀 I love organising my shelves by colour now!! 😆 8mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think you tagged the wrong book, fyi - but I loved The Wife! Such a thrilling read. Shelves look 🙌 amazing! 8mo
Caroline2 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled oh yeahhh!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️ thanks for the heads up! 👍🏻 8mo
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KarenUK
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#WanderingJune #FlyAway
"The moment I decided to leave him, the moment I thought enough, we were thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean, hurtling forward but giving the illusion of stillness and tranquility. Just like our marriage.”
The 1st line of the book sets up the story of Joan, self-proclaimed King-maker and Wife to her narcissistic novelist husband. I think this is Wolitzer‘s best novel, with sharp writing full of bitterness and regret.

suzisteffen I need to read the book because her character in the movie made me so angry. 8mo
suzisteffen I mean he‘s an ass and of course he was infuriating! But what the HELLLLLLL was she doing the entire movie?!?!!! Her entire life? Ugh! 8mo
Cinfhen I thought the movie was good but I‘m definitely NOT a fan of Wolitzer 8mo
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Cinfhen Great pick!!! 8mo
BarbaraBB I have this one stacked and I think the first sentence is great! 8mo
KarenUK @BarbaraBB Isn‘t it! Her POV has that same edge all the way through.... Our book club loved it and had a great discussion too... 8mo
KarenUK @suzisteffen I liked the movie but I liked the book way better. I think as reader it‘s easier to see why Joan led the life she did, how different both marriage and the publishing world would have been for a young woman like her in the 50‘s.... 8mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen I‘ve only read three by her.... the others were just OK, but I thought this one was great.... (edited) 8mo
suzisteffen @KarenUK thank you! 8mo
RaimeyGallant Great quote! 8mo
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Latest scores from my building‘s book exchange. I heard Meg Wolitzer speak at the Sydney Writer‘s Festival so I am looking forward to her one. There must be at least one other avid reader in my building as the other book is an ARC of a book I wanted. I love the cover. Of course the author is a dancer who teaches adults ballet so now I am following her on Litsy. It‘s the first book I‘ve opened that mentions Litsy. Woo hoo!

TheCuriousHousecat The wife is one of the best books I‘ve read this year. 9mo
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TheCuriousHousecat
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This book by the end made me angry. I wanted Joe exposed for the fraud he was. It didn‘t quite happen like that but in my imagination I have Joan writing and being published long after Joe is dead. An exposure of sorts. You‘ll know what I mean if you‘ve read the book. I haven‘t seen the movie yet but it‘s on my list to watch. I hope it doesn‘t disappoint but alas most movies aren‘t a patch on a brilliant book. I‘m giving this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌛.

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GripLitGrl
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Even though this was a predictable read the writting style flowed nice & quick. I really enjoy Wolitzer's character development in her writing style. She goes back & forth in time in a perfect way it's not too long or drawn out. She gives the reader the perfect amount of detail that keeps you interested in turning the pages wanting to know more.
Full review:
https://griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2019/03/30/the-wife-by-meg-wolitzer/

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JenFowler
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Oh my gosh, whyyyyyyy am I choosing super depressing books about marriage this month? I love this author. That is why I had it on my to-read list. It just happened to become available on Overdrive, so I snatched it quick.
I cannot STAND how the women in this book put up with such ***holes for YEARS. To be married in that day and age was like being trapped. Once again this is a book in which every male sleeps around. Ugh. 😩 I need a new genre.

Tamra I wonder how the movie is? I love Glen Close. 12mo
JenFowler @Tamra I love her too! Since this is the cover I first saw for the book, I imagined her as the character throughout. 12mo
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Getting some backlist in; looking forward to seeing Glenn Close portray Joan Castleman, now that I‘ve finally caught up and read the book first!

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monalyisha
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I tried to rave about this book, halfway through reading it, to my book club; we read “The Interestings” together a few years back. One friend immediately asked, “Does it have a plot?” 😅 And the answer is: “I mean, no. Not really.” Here‘s the outline: The wife of a renowned male novelist (of debatable talent) reflects on their lengthy courtship on the cusp of her decision to leave him.

The plot *isn‘t* what makes it good.

*Cont‘d below 👇🏻

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ever since I saw the movie, I want to read this one now. 12mo
monalyisha 1/1: What makes any Wolitzer novel good is her writing: the way she describes orange juice; walnuts; Sno-Balls. The way she *notices* the small details of living. The way her characters relate to one another (or don‘t). The way she‘s so fucking funny, sometimes in a painful way. This particular book is no exception. It‘s my second-favorite of her books. Although, I have to say: I have NO idea how it would translate well to film. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 12mo
monalyisha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve gotta watch it. I saw the trailer &, based on the small snippet, the whole mood & tone feels *completely* different. 12mo
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monalyisha I‘m interested to read “The Female Persuasion” now, & compare the ideas about gender in it vs. in this book (published in 2003) vs. Wolitzer‘s own, observable, lived experience. (edited) 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @monalyisha oh interesting... now I‘ll really have to read the book. 12mo
monalyisha @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Haha okay. We each have our missions & shall report back. 😉 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @monalyisha Sounds like a plan! 12mo
8little_paws She definitely has a way of observing things. I still remember a scene in the interestings where one character observes the butthole of another naked character climbing a bunk ladder 🙈 12mo
monalyisha @8little_paws Ha! I don‘t remember that one, in particular, but that sounds about right. 😅 12mo
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monalyisha
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“Bone did literary profiles and book reviews, commentary on different topics from both high and low culture, the kind of pieces in which he somehow managed to mention the names Jacques Lacan and George Jetson in the course of a single paragraph.”

What a dream career! 😉
I don‘t know about George Jetson, but I once wrote a paper for my Critical Theory class about Lacan & #buffythevampireslayer (“Restless,” s.4, ep. 22) featured prominently). 🖤⚰️

lorannen This was just going to be a test comment, but seeing the Jetsons illustration totally brightened my evening! 12mo
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Night_Reader
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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟

Well written book but I don't understand why it took her so long to leave him - he was a selfish, arrogant cheat. The ending was not surprising nor satisfying.

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monalyisha
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Things Meg Wolitzer has me worried about:

“Shit. My hair isn‘t the color of a manila envelope...is it?”

🙈😅😆

cariashley 😂 (definitely not, by the way) 12mo
tournevis Is she describing a woman the way a white male novelist™ would or is it just me? 12mo
monalyisha @tournevis Ha! It‘s a one-time observation of a woman who‘s flirting with her husband in a crowded room. But also...maybe! 😆 12mo
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tournevis @monalyisha She's good enough a writer for this to be intentional! 😁😁😁 12mo
monalyisha @tournevis I just love her. 12mo
monalyisha @cariashley That‘s reassuring. 😅 Thank you! 12mo
tournevis @monalyisha 👍👍👍 12mo
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Samplergal
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Betrayal. The Wife, which is excellent. #bookishbingo

KarenUK Such a good book. 💕 12mo
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“Everyone knows how women soldier on, how women dream up blueprints, recipes, ideas for a better world, and then sometimes lose them on the way to the crib in the middle of the night, on the way to the Stop & Shop, or the bath. They lose them on the way to greasing the path on which their husband and children will ride serenely through life.”

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monalyisha
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#itme 💕

TimSpalding I've become a little less proselytic as I've aged, but this is me too. I write in everything and let people borrow. At one point I decided to start buying extra copies of cheap favorites just to give out. For fiction that's Nabokov's Pnin and Pale Fire, Davies' Fifth Business. For Classics it's books that—not having become a professor—I have less occasion to give out now: Herodotus, Thucydides, Moses Finley, Arnaldo Momigliano, Daphnis and Chloe. 12mo
monalyisha @TimSpalding That‘s a smart idea! (I‘ve only read Nabokov‘s “Lolita” - in a “Beauty & Desire in American Novels” course in college. I loved it. Sounds like I need to read some more!) 12mo
TimSpalding @monalyisha Pnin is the most accessible and appealing of his novels, with—finally—a main character who's not a monster. People err when they say Nabokov is trying to show off and trick you—he was happy with whatever people "got." But it feels like a "relaxed" Nabokov. (Someone once did a great commentary on it, though; it's as bottomless and intricate as any of them.) 12mo
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monalyisha
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I freaking love Meg Wolitzer. 💕 And Drella.

wordzie 😁😂❤❤ 12mo
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monalyisha
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It‘s Sour Power Hour. 💪🏻🍓🍺📖

I‘m really hoping tomorrow will be a snow day. 🤞🏻We‘re expecting 7 inches but y‘all know that the library closes for (almost) NO act of god!

Pruzy This beer sounds amazing 👌 12mo
monalyisha @Pruzy It‘s so freaking good. 🤤 12mo
Pruzy @monalyisha And as to your current read, have you seen the movie or are you reading the book first? 12mo
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monalyisha @Pruzy Reading the book first! Have you seen it yet? 12mo
irre I‘m hoping for a snow day too. 🤞 12mo
Pruzy @monalyisha I have. And I felt like the movie was missing something. Seemed like the book would be much much better 12mo
monalyisha @Pruzy I have now read about half the book & watched the trailer for the movie (despite being worried about spoilers). It seems like the movie has a completely different tone. Was it funny? Because the book is hilarious. 12mo
monalyisha @irre Did your wish come true? (I ended up taking half a vacation day & then going in for the second part of the day, once it finally stopped snowing & I shoveled myself (or, rather, my husband shoveled me 😆) out. We got about 13 inches where I live. The library opened at 9:30. 😣) 12mo
irre No snow day but a delayed opening. I only had 10 students so a calm day. I was hoping to stay home and read though. We got about 6.5 inches. 12mo
monalyisha @irre The thing we‘re *always* hoping for... 🙏🏻😇📚 12mo
Pruzy @monalyisha The movie was very serious in my opinion (edited) 12mo
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I enjoyed this book. The writing was beautiful. A glance into the power trade offs within this marriage and the concept of the wife as a caretaker.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 12mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 12mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 12mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 12mo
Bklover Welcome to Litsy ! 12mo
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Susanita
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1. I stop by every week on my way home from handbell practice, plus special trips for events or to pick up a hold.
2. I have 14 items checked out from four libraries.
3. Fiction, travel, poetry, ebooks, and one lonely audiobook that‘s waiting patiently for me to catch up on some podcasts.
4. Not yet!
5. I‘ve got 17 items on hold at two libraries, unless I‘ve forgotten something.
6. Movie for the tagged book.
#librarylove

monalyisha I live under a rock & didn‘t know there was a movie coming for a Wolitzer book! I love her! 12mo
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KarenUK
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A re-read on Audio for a bookclub.
I just love the character of Joan (played by Glenn Close and her daughter as the young Joan in the movie!)
I really love the writing - so sharp edged, bursting with bitterness and regret. Joanie is a self-proclaimed “king-maker” yet this is HER story - full of choices made in different time, defining the life she lives.
Easily the best thing Meg Wolitzer has written. Really compelling, even second time around.

HippieChickHomeschool I LOVED the movie and thought Glenn should have won the Oscar! I saw mixed reviews of the book, so I wasn‘t sure if I should read it. I think Glenn Close is the only person who could make me wonder if the movie was better than the book! 😂 12mo
KarenUK @HippieChickHomeschool I loved the movie too.... Glenn was amazing! But I thought the book was better. It‘s all from Joan‘s POV.... and really captures all her frustrations... 12mo
HippieChickHomeschool I‘ll put it on my TBR- thanks! 12mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I watched this one earlier this week and I have to say I wasn‘t expecting much from this one, it isn‘t up for best picture, but it is for Best Actress. Such a twisty and timely moment for this movie as Women‘s Marches and #MeToo are currently news . Definitely a good one about writers and writing as well, and one whose book it‘s based on I will be adding to my TBR list.

#Oscars2019

BooksForEmpathy I loved this movie!! And book! 12mo
Cathythoughts I hope it comes to our cinemas soon. Sounds really good & there hasn‘t been a decent movie on anywhere in ages 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cathythoughts It‘s out to rent or buy already, that‘s how I saw it. At home through Vudu, sadly if it was ever in my theater it wasn‘t there long and I missed it. 12mo
Macnjen Glenn Close did a fantastic job in this movie. I‘d like to read the book now. 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Macnjen I thought the same after I saw it! 12mo
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I didn‘t read the book, but I just watched the movie,what a powerful story. To me it was about a woman who wanted to write,but this was the 50/60s when like ever other industry woman were not taken seriously,and she did fall in love.I don‘t want to give the story away,but I think Glenn Close well deserves all the accolades she is getting for this movie.

JHSiess Agreed. She was phenomenal. 12mo
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Maggie_Reads
The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this story about an older woman‘s decision to leave her husband of 40+ years. The author writes in a way that draws you in and let‘s you feel you‘re there watching as the story unfolds. I‘m curious about how the movie turns out.

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Nickinpa
The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer

Watched the movie tonight and it was just as infuriating as the book. Glenn Close did a great job.

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rambiepaige
The Wife: A Novel | Meg Wolitzer
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So, out of the four books I‘ve tackled this month, 3 of them have a red cover, weird. All have been great, and it got me thinking about the whole “judging a book by its cover” wisdom. I‘m interested friends, what are your thoughts about cover art and it‘s value to the story it wraps around? I‘d love to hear y‘alls thoughts! 💕

Birdsong28 I think you will like this song! https://youtu.be/YPeKupbzgKw 13mo
Birdsong28 The song is called The Cover Is Not The Book from the new Mary Poppins movie 13mo
rambiepaige @Birdsong28 I‘ll have to check this out! Also, how‘s the new Mary Poppins? I really want to see it! 13mo
Birdsong28 @rambiepage Excellent!! 😀📚📖 13mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 13mo
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rambiepaige
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17 pages in and I am hooked! Thanks to Laura for selling this book, wherever you are! 😆

Crazeedi Looks good! TBR by me! 13mo
gradcat Another great writer...love Meg Wolitzer 😍 13mo
rambiepaige @Crazeedi yay awesome! 😊 and @gradcat I‘m so impressed with this book already, and I hope you enjoy Salvage the Bones 😊 I picked it up and put it down but plan on finishing it! 13mo
gradcat @rambiepaige Haven‘t started it yet, but when I make more progress on my #Booked2019 prompts, I plan to attack that TBR stack! 🤣 (edited) 13mo
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Maggie_Reads
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This has been on my TBR list since I first saw it in the bookstore many years ago, but I never bought it. I found it in the library a while back and intended to check it out eventually but I found out today that the movie starring Glen Close is coming out so I snagged it and I making it my next book to read.

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MicheleinPhilly
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My review can really be summed up in a single word: WOW. Begins as a “domestic/portrait of a marriage” novel but Joan‘s cauldron of female rage simmers, bubbles, and eventually boils over. I can‘t imagine how they‘ve adapted this for the screen as it is largely interior, but I can‘t wait to find out. 5🌟 #BooktoMovie pick for #booked2019

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 13mo
KarenUK Loved this book so much! And I thought Glenn Close did an amazing job of buttoned-up rage..... totally deserves all the awards buzz she‘s getting. 💕 13mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 😮😮 now I want to read this. 13mo
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Cinfhen Love your review!! 13mo
AmyG I wanted to read this when I saw Glenn Close win a Gomden Globe. I didn‘t even know this was a movie. 13mo
Betty @AmyG and @karenuk Glenn Close also tied in the Critics Choice Awards yesterday. 13mo
TrishB This sounds great 👍🏻 13mo
AmyG @Betty Her performance must really be good! 13mo
BarbaraBB Sounds perfect. Great review! 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
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DAMN.

Samplergal Well that is truth. 13mo
TrishB And when you don‘t do it that way you‘re a heartless, unnatural bitch. That‘s the truth too..... 13mo
laurenbescoby Every bloomin' day. 13mo
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KarenUK Love this book. Uncomfortable at times, but soooo good. 13mo
saresmoore Whoa. That‘s good. 13mo
Anovelobsession That‘s awesome 13mo
Amiable Wow. And yep. 13mo
Bookishthoughts 😱😮👏 13mo
Julsmarshall Wow. 13mo
Eggs Truth 13mo
readordierachel Wow 🔥 13mo
Reggie If I had had coffee in my mouth (I don‘t drink coffee) I would have spit it all over my phone reading @TrishB ‘s comment. I hope the world is more respectful to your daughter and her generation of women. And I think they will have to be because I think being silent is not the only option for women these days. Is that ideal, no. But it‘s a step. ✊🏼TrishB 13mo
TrishB @Reggie I fit in the category I named! Luckily my kids and hubby have no issue with this. Though he gets criticised by other men/women for ‘letting me travel for work‘ and not making his lunch. Patriarchy has everyone criticised if you don‘t follow its rules. 13mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB LETTING you travel? He‘s not your dad. 😒 13mo
TrishB Exactly! The screw up that is today‘s society is that people (my MIL too!) make him feel bad because I have a career....that somehow he isn‘t good enough....grrrr, the whole thing makes me mad. No one bats an eye when the man travels and earns more but everyone has a comment when it‘s the woman!! 13mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB So incredibly frustrating. I definitely have experience with that mindset because I was born in the late 70s and saw it in my own family but judging other people‘s families, choices, paths in general makes me 😤. I get that there are generational perspective differences but keep those old fashioned opinions to yourself! 13mo
TrishB I‘m hoping mine is the last generation to experience this 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
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