19, 20, 22 Wives

In the new book Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon, Alice bares her soul in an anonymous survey for a marital happiness study, cataloging her stale marriage, unsatisfying job, and unfavorable prospects as she begins to question virtually every aspect of her life.  Interestingly, two additional unrelated library books include numbers and the word "wife" in their titles: The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff and The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan.  Would-be authors take note: there seems to be room in the market for a book involving wives and the number 21.

1 comment:

  1. Reading Wife 22 was refreshing after having read several duds. A very strong debut novel by Gideon, beautifully written and full of heart, and because of this, I have no doubt it will do very well.