Wife 22

Wife 22

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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Random House, Inc.
“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.  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
 
“Vibrant, au courant, and hilarious . . . brilliant!”—Adriana Trigiani

BONUS: This edition includes a Wife 22 discussion guide.

Baker & Taylor
Baring her soul in an anonymous survey for a marital happiness study, Alice catalogues her stale marriage, unsatisfying job and unfavorable prospects and begins to question virtually every aspect of her life. A first adult novel by the best-selling author of The Slippery Year. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780345527974
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Wife twenty-two

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GillyGal Oct 19, 2017

I found the book entertaining, witty and surprising. An enjoyable read.

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Chifox92
Nov 02, 2014

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.

JoyCryan Jun 22, 2014

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

JennaDLibrarian Mar 16, 2014

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.

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sasha7776
Mar 01, 2014

Refreshing take on a marriage survey. Enjoyed reading.

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gymgurl
Feb 28, 2013

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

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rahoward
Sep 04, 2012

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

mulberrystreet Aug 21, 2012

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

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dprodrig
Jul 16, 2012

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.

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corona_kitty
Jul 12, 2012

Made me laugh out loud, loved this book!

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Jun 02, 2014

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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