Recipe for a perfect wife

by Brown, Karma,

Format: Large Print 2020
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Large Print LARGE PRINT Fic Brown
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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Penn Hills Library Large Print LP BR
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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Sewickley Public Library Large Print LP F BRO
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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Summary

*LJ-"Brown kills it, a captivating winner" BL-"The pacing is brisk, the characters are appealing, and both time lines are equally well realized. Thoughtful, clever" Kirkus-"engaging and suspenseful."

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Alice Hale and her husband, Nathan, move from New York City to a suburban home with vintage charm : original appliances, dated wallpaper, and a cache of 1950s women's magazines in the basement that belonged to the previous owner, Nellie Murdoch. Alice left her publicist job under difficult circumstances and is staying home to write a novel an unsuccessful pursuit, thus far. When Alice stumbles across Nellie's old cookbook, she becomes fascinated by the woman's life. Then Alice's next-door neighbor passes along a bundle of unmailed letters that Nellie wrote to her mother letters that tell a much different story than the one found in the cookbook. Alternating chapters tell Nellie's story, revealing the devastating truths behind her picture-perfect life. Brown (The Life Lucy Knew, 2018) excels at bringing the complexities of women's lives to the page, and her latest novel questions how much has really changed for women over the last 60 years. The pacing is brisk, the characters are appealing, and both time lines are equally well realized. Thoughtful, clever, and surprisingly dark, this could be a breakout hit for Brown.--Nanette Donohue Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print women's fiction series.
Subjects Housewives -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Patriarchy -- History -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Cookbooks -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Domestic fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Waterville, Maine :Thorndike Press,2020
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Notes Includes recipes.
Description 489 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781432877286
1432877283
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