Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
By Elizabeth Buchan
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142003725, 368pp.)
Publication Date: December 30, 2003
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Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle-age who proves that starting over doesn’t have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success, Rose suddenly finds both her marriage and her career in unexpected ruin. Forced to begin a new life, she is at first terrified, then energized, by her newfound freedom—it’s amazing what prolonged reflection, a little weight loss, a new slant on independence, and some Parisian lingerie will do for the psyche! Witty, insightful, and emotionally resonant, Buchan’s novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever wondered what Middle Age would look like from the other side of the looking glass (answer: much better than you could ever expect).
Elizabeth Buchan is the author of several highly acclaimed and bestselling books of fiction, including the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, The Good Wife Strikes Back, Everything She Thought She Wanted, and Consider the Lily.
"This beautifully written novel about a discarded middle-aged wife brims with surprises."." —USA Today, in naming the 10 Best Books of 2003
"Wise and wonderful...Buchan celebrates the patience and wisdom that only
age can bring." —USA Today
“Bottom line: Get Revenge.” —People
“Revenge may be sweet, but Revenge is not, thank goodness.” —The Wall Street Journal
“What I like about this book is everything.” —Elizabeth Berg