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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,083 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stewart O’Nan Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On a clear winter night in upstate New York, two young men break into a house they believe is empty. It isn't, and within minutes an old woman is dead and the house is in flames. Soon after, the men are caught by the police.

Across the county, a phone rings in a darkened bedroom, waking a pregnant woman. It's her husband. He wants her to know that he and his friend have gotten themselves into a little trouble. So Patty Dickerson's old life ends, and a strange new one begins.

At once a love story and a portrait of a woman discovering her own strength, The Good Wife follows Patty through the 28 years of her husband's incarceration as she raises her son, navigates a system that has no place for her, and braves the scorn of her community. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hasan | 2/17/2014

    " Patty Dickerson is woken by a phone call in the night telling her that her husband has been arrested for murder committed while robbing a house. The story follows Patty's life while Tommy is in prison. She is a good wife I guess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deb | 2/12/2014

    " This was a wonderful book. Having said that, I must warn those who are interested in reading it that I felt very sad after each listen. It's a very bleak story of a couple who are separated because of a crime that the husband commits when the two are young and newly married, the wife is pregnant. O'Nan does a wonderful job of taking the reader through the years and decades of the couple's separation. It is a simple story, but quite effective and I just loved his writing style. I'm eager to read or listen to all of his other books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Truthmonkey | 2/10/2014

    " I read this because the library didn't have the book I was looking for by the same author and I took a chance. It wasn't very good. Not only did almost nothing happen after the inital story start, but there was no thought about what had happened. If I woke up to my husband calling me from jail, you canbe there'd be a lot of thought about who he is versus who I thought he was, what my role was in the change, how I had not seen the truth, etc. This woman thought almost nothing of it, and the book drags on through the experiences that follow with no real exploration of meaning. I gave it two stars because it kept my interest well enough to finish...but mostly because I was hoping something would happen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kristen | 2/1/2014

    " Someone at one of my favorite independent book stores in NYC recommended this book to me. The whole time I was reading it, I wondered why. I didn't find the main character believable nor the premise interesting. "

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