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Book Title: Single Wife|
Date of issue: June 12th 2003
ISBN 13: 9781565128330
The author of the book: Nina Solomon
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.57 MB
Edition: Algonquin Books
Read full description of the books Single Wife:Grace Brookman's husband is missing. He wasn't kidnapped or murdered (she's fairly certain); he just seems to have run away from home. He got up one morning, and with an offhand Gracie, I'll be back in a little while, he was gone. Laz had left before, but this time, when several weeks pass and he doesn't return, Grace copes with the situation by pretending to family and friends that he's still around.
At first, Grace covers for Laz in little ways: rumpling the sheets on his side of the bed every morning for the housekeeper, turning up his favorite music so the neighbors will hear it, leaving the doorman a daily cup of coffee, just as Laz always did. Soon Grace's life is completely consumed with re-creating his life.
Over time the deception takes on a life of its own as her charade becomes more elaborate and she begins lying to friends and family, even her overbearing, ever-present Upper East Side parents. Grace finds herself steeped in denial about the truth of her husband's disappearance--and the truth about him, as clues arise to suggest that he isn't the man she thought he was.
In the spirit of Laura Zigman and Jennifer Weiner, Nina Solomon gives us a portrait of a young woman unraveled, who attempts to pull herself back together in the face of a most unusual crisis.
Read information about the authorNina Solomon is the author of Single Wife (Algonquin 2003), which was optioned for film by Warner Brothers.
She has a MA from Columbia University, teaches at Wilkes University.
Solomon lives in New York City with her son, Nathaniel and she has just completed her second novel.
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