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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,948 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Miller Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Once again Sue Miller takes us deep into the private lives of women with this mesmerizing portrait of two marriages exposed in all their shame and imperfection, and in their obdurate, unyielding love.

Meri is newly married, pregnant, and standing on the cusp of her life as a wife and mother, recognizing with some terror the gap between reality and expectation. Delia Naughton—wife of the two-term liberal senator Tom Naughton—is Meri’s new neighbor in the adjacent New England town house. Delia’s husband’s chronic infidelity has been an open secret in Washington circles, but despite the complexity of their relationship, the bond between them remains strong. What keeps people together, even in the midst of profound betrayal? How can a journey imperiled by, and sometimes indistinguishable from, compromise and disappointment culminate in healing and grace? Delia and Meri find themselves leading strangely parallel lives, both reckoning with the contours and mysteries of marriage, one refined and abraded by years of complicated intimacy, the other barely begun.

Here are all the things for which Sue Miller has always been beloved—the complexity of experience precisely rendered, the richness of character and emotion, the superb economy of style—fused with an utterly engrossing story.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nastya | 2/18/2014

    " I'm ranking this one three out of five just for the ending, which really did impress me. It was unpredictable. Shameless. I can say it was a good read, overall, really, but some characters annoyed me, some didn't impress that much. But I loved Delia. She seemed like an ideal for me, to some extent. She and the senator are unquestionably bright characters who carry their love, although not in the traditional sense, throughout their lives. And the end. Yes. It was unpredictable. It made me open my eyes wide and frown. It made the whole book worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jane Pratt | 2/2/2014

    " I enjoyed this novel but I didn't love it. I had a hard time relating to the two main characters because they both seemed to act in very inconsistent ways. I enjoyed the story of the political wife and how she came to a resolution regarding her marriage, but I wish it was a bit more believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathie | 1/18/2014

    " This was a heavy, emotional story and I was so frustrated with Delia and her acceptance of her husband and his ways all the way to the end of his life, incredible. I did like the setting of the story with the younger couple moving into the duplex style house anticipating meeting the Senator and Delia on the other side. As the story unfolds we learn so much about Delia's life while Meri is learning about it via her letters. I really liked how it was written, just a bit heavy for me and no tolerance for the Senator. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julee3702004 | 1/17/2014

    " I thought this book might be interesting but it was more of the same old story. Betrayed wife deals with powerful politician and stays married because she loves him deeply. He betrays her with his infidelity. She eventually finds her voice and moves on but she was long suffering for too long in my opinion. "

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