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“A skillful blend of pop-culture references, acidic humor, and emotional moments. It will take its rightful place . . . alongside Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary, Anna Maxted’s Getting Over It, and Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It.”—Library Journal (starred review)
Alice has been married to her husband, William, for twenty years. Though she can still remember the first time they met like it was yesterday, these days she finds herself posting things on Facebook that she used to confide to him. So when she’s invited to participate in an anonymous online survey on marriage and love, she finds that all her longings come pouring out as she dutifully answers questions under the name “Wife 22.”
Evaluating her responses is “Researcher 101,” who seems to listen to her in a way that William hasn’t in a very long time, and before she knows it, she finds herself trying hard not to e-flirt with him. Meanwhile, her elderly father is chatting on Facebook, her fifteen-year-old daughter is tweeting, and everything in her life is turning upside down.
Wife 22 is a hilariously funny, profoundly moving, and deeply perceptive novel about the ways we live and love in this technological age, from a dazzling new voice in fiction.
“An LOL Instagram about love in a wired world.”—People
“Vibrant, au courant, and hilarious . . . brilliant!”—Adriana Trigiani
BONUS: This edition includes a Wife 22 discussion guide.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Loved every minute!
I loved every second of this book. Such a bright and true voice and I came away from it feeling hopeful.
I agree- this was a charming, enjoyable read. It was light, but had a lot of depth. I did not put it down. The characters were realistic, the writing down to earth and believeable and the story fresha nd delightful.
A Fulfilling Read
While you can quickly and predictably identify who Researcher 101 is, it's a wonderful journey to his revelation. The raw presentation of Wife 22's flaws and vulnerabilities throughout the novel are unforgiving and stirring, but such honesty is what makes you crave redemption for her.
This is a great novel for a quick read, and it left me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for my own personal compass that I have in my life.