Everything She Thought She Wanted

Everything She Thought She Wanted

By Elizabeth Buchan

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143037002, 350pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006

Elizabeth Buchan's beloved bestsellers, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The Good Wife Strikes Back, have made her an icon of upmarket women's fiction. Taking her characteristic wit and emotional resonance to a new level, her latest novel focuses on two lives separated by forty years of history. In 1959, a forty-something married mother finds herself immersed in a surprisingly passionate affair with a younger man, while in the present, a professional woman faces a daunting choice between her blossoming career and her husband's desire for children. Mirroring each other in surprising ways, these twin stories offer a deliciously readable funny and moving look at the battle of the sexes across time and deliver another smart, nuanced novel for Elizabeth Buchan's growing fans.

About the Author
Elizabeth Buchan worked in publishing for several years before leaving to write full-time. She is the author of six novels, including "Consider the Lily", which became an international bestseller and won the 1994 Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association in the UK. She has also written a biography of Beatrix Potter for children and contributes reviews to several major newspapers in the U.K.

Praise For Everything She Thought She Wanted

"Honestly explores the difficulties of marriage . . . while at the same time depicting the difficult moments of motherhood along with the quiet joys.” —The Washington Post

"We all have secret pleasures. For this reader, English author Elizabeth Buchan spells delight. What makes Buchan such a joy to read is her ability to take familiar material and probe it for new insights. For well-done domestic drama, there's only one writer for this reader: Elizabeth Buchan." —Dierdre Donahue, USA Today