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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Haigh Narrator: Martha Plimpton Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Beautiful, devastating and complex.” —Chicago Tribune

The award-winning debut novel from Jennifer Haigh, author of BakerTowers, The Condition, and Faith, tells the story of Birdie, Joan,and Dinah, three women who marry the same charismatic, predatory, and enigmaticopportunist: Ken Kimble. Resonating with emotional intensity and narrativeinnovation reminiscent of Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, and Zora Neale Hurston’s TheirEyes Were Watching God, Haigh’s Mrs. Kimble is a timeless story ofgrief, passion, heartache, deception, and the complex riddle of love. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Each Mrs. Kimble comes tantalizingly alive thanks to the author’s considerable gift for conjuring up a character with the tiniest of details.”

    Washington Post

  • “A luminous debut…A beautiful novel with memorable, vibrant characters that will have wide appeal.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The measured prose and care for detail show a promising talent.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This moving novel explores questions of love and loss—the first, second and third time around.”


  • “Plimpton’s performance offers an achingly accurate portrait of Birdie, who lives somewhere outside herself in an alcoholic daze, lost and disoriented after Kimble abandons her with two children. As second wife Joan, recovering from a devastating mastectomy, Plimpton is particularly poignant, making Joan’s vulnerability to the master manipulator understandable and forgivable. As third wife Dinah, born with a disfiguring birthmark, Plimpton is first grateful, later shocked, as Kimble’s duplicity is revealed. Plimpton’s performance is top-notch. Her tones are round and soothing, her diction is first-rate, and her attitude as each woman is flawless.”


  • Winner of the 2004 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/11/2014

    " okay beach read... about 50 pages too long "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meagan | 2/5/2014

    " Good, quick entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kelly | 1/21/2014

    " I put off reading this book for quite awhile thinking it would be a light, fluffy novel about three women marrying the same man. However I was surprised to find a book with great character development. The three women have different stories to tell, all rather depressing, but compelling to read. The story of Charlie Kimble really kept me moving through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/21/2014

    " I thought this would be a simple character study of married life but it's much more than that. Just the right amount of creepiness to set the story on edge. "

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