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While I Was Gone - Sue Miller, Blair Brown
While I Was Gone
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4 cassettes / 5 hoursRead by Blair BrownA decade ago she put a face on every mother's worst nightmare with her phenomenal bestseller The Good Mother. Now, Sue Miller delivers a spellbinding AudioBook of love and betrayal that explores what it means to be a good wife.In the summer of 1968, Jo... show more
4 cassettes / 5 hoursRead by Blair BrownA decade ago she put a face on every mother's worst nightmare with her phenomenal bestseller The Good Mother. Now, Sue Miller delivers a spellbinding AudioBook of love and betrayal that explores what it means to be a good wife.In the summer of 1968, Jo Becker ran out on the marriage and the life her parents wanted for her, and escaped - for one beautiful, idyllic year - into a life that was bohemian and romantic, living under an assumed name in a rambling group house in Cambridge. It was a time of limitless possibility, but it ended in a single instant when Jo returned home one night to find her best friend lying dead in a pool of blood on the living room floor.  Now Jo has everything she's ever wanted: a veterinary practice she loves, a devoted husband, three grown daughters, a beautiful Massachusetts farmhouse. And if occasionally she feels a stranger to herself and wonders what happened to the freedom she once felt, or how she came to be the wife, mother, and doctor her neighbors know and trust - if at times she feels as if her whole life is vanishing behind her as she's living it - she need only look at her daughters or her husband, Daniel, to recall the satisfactions of family and community and marriage.But when an old housemate settles in her small town, the fabric of Jo's life begins to unravel: seduced again by the enticing possibility of another self and another life, she begins a dangerous flirtation that returns her to the darkest moment of her past and imperils all she loves.While I Was Gone is an exquisitely suspenseful novel about how quickly and casually a marriage can be destroyed, how a good wife can find herself placing all she holds dear at risk. In expert strokes, Sue Miller captures the precariousness of even the strongest ties, the ease with which we abandon each other, and our need to be forgiven. An extraordinary book, her best, from a beloved American writer.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780375416644 (0375416641)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
3.0 While I Was Gone (Oprah's Book Club)
The story of a woman who can't fully reveal herself to those close to her and how that affects her marriage and her kids. The best part of the book is her memories of living in house of other college-age people during the 60s. The result of that time in her life is that she can never quite connect f...
Bark's Book Reviews
Bark's Book Reviews rated it
3.0
This book was in places very beautifully written but for all of that I found the heroine and the choices she made quite selfish. Here's a woman with a loving husband, a prosperous career she loves and not a worry in the world. She's willing to toss it all away because, to me, she seems either bored ...
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debnance rated it
3.0 While I Was Gone
Wow.
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