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The Glass Wives: A Novel

The Glass Wives: A Novel

Geschrieben von Amy Sue Nathan

Erzählt von Joyce Bean


The Glass Wives: A Novel

Geschrieben von Amy Sue Nathan

Erzählt von Joyce Bean

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Länge:
9 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
May 14, 2013
ISBN:
9781480514744
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Beschreibung

Evie and Nicole Glass share a last name. They also shared a husband.

When a tragic car accident ends the life of Richard Glass, it also upends the lives of Evie and Nicole, and their children. There's no love lost between the widow and the ex. In fact, Evie sees a silver lining in all this heartache-the chance to rid herself of Nicole once and for all. But Evie wasn't counting on her children's bond with their baby half brother, and she wasn't counting on Nicole's desperate need to hang on to the threads of family, no matter how frayed. Strapped for cash, Evie cautiously agrees to share living expenses-and her home-with Nicole and her baby. But when Evie suspects that Nicole is determined to rearrange more than her kitchen, she must decide who she can trust. More than that, she must ask: What makes a family?

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Freigegeben:
May 14, 2013
ISBN:
9781480514744
Format:
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Über den Autor

Amy Sue Nathan is the author of The Good Neighbor and the founder of WomensFictionWriters.com, which was named a Best Website for Writers by Writer's Digest. Amy lives in Philadelphia and has a grown son and daughter. You can find her online, often when she shouldn't be.

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    I've been following Any Sue Nathan's blog, Women’s Fiction Writers for a while, appreciating it's focus on an often maligned genre that I enjoy. When I discovered her debut novel, The Glass Wives, available for review on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to read it.In the Glass Wives, the unexpected demise of Richard Glass threatens to shatter Evie's hard won, post-divorce equilibrium. While supporting her eleven year old twins, Sophie and Sam, as they mourn the loss of their father, Evie is forced to confront not only her changing circumstance but also Richard's legacy, his widow (once mistress), Nicole, and her infant son, Luca.Prompted by financial complications, her children's affection for their half sibling and the young widow's neediness, Eve reluctantly invites Nicole and Luca to live with her in a temporary but mutually beneficial arrangement.Within the framework of this unusual set up, Nathan explores the idea of family and it's changing definition in modern day society. While Evie initially thinks Richard's death frees her from ongoing contact with Nicole, she hadn't considered the bond between her children and their half sibling. It creates an interesting connection between the widow and the ex wife which Nathan dissects with compassion and keen insight into the situation's unique challenges.Friendship, trust, forgiveness and moving on are other themes explored in The Glass Wives. Evie is forced to reconcile her relationships and her hopes for the future with the baggage of her personal experience.The characters of The Glass Wives are well drawn and easy to relate to. I greatly admired Evie and her decision to deal with a difficult situation as gracefully as possible. I doubt I could be so generous to my ex husband's mistress, even under such desperate circumstances. I found it hard to develop much sympathy for Nicole, even when her tragic history was revealed. I do think her motivations were a little confusing at times and I never really developed a sense of who she was. Laney and Beth, Evie's best friends, provided much needed levity and warmth through out the book whilst still playing devil's advocate Evie's decisions and opinions.Well written, The Glass Wives is a thought provoking, enjoyable debut novel exploring the challenges of defining family and love in a time of social change.