We'll be focusing in particular on two questions as we read:
1. What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife?
2. In what way does this woman define “wife”—or in what way is she defined by “wife”?
If you're intrigued, consider reading along with us and chime in!
We'll be discussing these books during the coming months (the plan is to read the previous month and have a review posted the first of the scheduled month):
- May: Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife
- June: Paula McLain, The Paris Wife
- July: Robert Goolrick, A Reliable Wife
- August: Melanie Benjamin, The Aviator's Wife
Most excitingly, I'll be joining these fabulous bloggers:
Angela of Persephone Writes and One Tiny Violet
Angela is a a composition and literature teacher, editor, writer, voracious reader, home schooling mom and recovering academic (said only half-jokingly) who has never truly given herself permission to live her life's dream of writing. Until now.
Ariel of One Little Library * Facebook * Twitter
Ariel is an editor who will soon be trading her freelancing days for the life of an in-house editorial assistant at Corwin Press. A literature enthusiast, she likes heroines full of gumption and conflicts fraught with ethical dilemmas. Her favorite book is and always will be Jane Eyre.
Emily of The Bookshelf of Emily J. * Facebook
Emily is a Ph.D. student studying professional communication who has worked as an editor and a composition instructor. She is the mother of two little girls and loves chocolate and ice cream. The thing she wants most right now is a day in bed with a good book, preferably fiction.