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Wife 22

Gideon, Melanie

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Wife 22
"A skillful blend of pop-culture references, acidic humor, and emotional moments. It will take its rightful place . . . alongside Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary, Anna Maxted's Getting Over It, and Allison Pearson's I Don't Know How She Does It ."-- Library Journal (starred review) Alice has been married to her husband, William, for twenty years.nbsp; Though she can still remember the first time they met like it was yesterday, these days she finds herself posting things on Facebook that she used to confide to him. So when she's invited to participate in an anonymous online survey on marriage and love, she finds that all her longings come pouring out as she dutifully answers questions under the name "Wife 22." Evaluating her responses is "Researcher 101," who seems to listen to her in a way that William hasn't in a very long time, and before she knows it, she finds herself trying hard not to e-flirt with him. Meanwhile, her elderly father is chatting on Facebook, her fifteen-year-old daughter is tweeting, and everything in her life is turning upside down. Wife 22 is a hilariously funny, profoundly moving, and deeply perceptive novel about the ways we live and love in this technological age, from a dazzling new voice in fiction. "An LOL Instagram about love in a wired world."-- People nbsp; "Vibrant, au courant, and hilarious . . . brilliant!"--Adriana Trigiani
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0345527968
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 380 p. ; 25 cm
Alternate Title: Wife twenty-two


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Nov 02, 2014
  • Chifox92 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Cute at the beginning, but I got tired of the short two page chapters and the shallowness of the main character. Ended up feeling sorry for her husband and children.

fun quick read; captures our culture..look forward to a new story by this author.

Mar 16, 2014
  • JennaDLibrarian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A sweet romantic comedy about rediscovering love long after your 'happily ever after'. Think 'You've Got Mail' with a couple that is already married.

Refreshing take on a marriage survey. Enjoyed reading.

Feb 28, 2013
  • gymgurl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you like chick lit you will find this funny and clever.

Sep 04, 2012
  • rahoward rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Predictable, but in a thoroughly enjoyable and charming way! Great "light" read.

was predictable, but cute! Agreed that it would be a good book club choice.

Jul 16, 2012
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading this book, although, I have seen this plot premise in a variety of different formats, where the husband is either hoping to connect or is testing his relationship with his wife. Not everyone will like the format, but the questions are interesting and the format of the book is unique, with each chapter prefaced by the answers of the questions. Coupled with the real life issues that crop up, parent - child relationships, job losses, friendships strained and regained, for me, it was worth the read.

Jul 12, 2012
  • corona_kitty rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Made me laugh out loud, loved this book!

Loved this book. Perfect for book clubs because it offers alot of discussion material. It is funny and thought provoking with an ending that will surprise you.


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As a woman approaches the age that her mother passed away, she questions her life as a mother and wife. She agrees to participate in a survey of married woman and further examines her life and marriage.


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