The Good Wife

By Stewart O'Nan
(Picador USA, Paperback, 9780312425012, 312pp.)

Publication Date: March 21, 2006

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On a clear winter night in upstate New York, two young men break in to a house. Within minutes, an old woman is dead and the house is in flames. Across the country, Patty Dickerson's phone rings. It's her husband. He wants her to know that he and his friend have gotten themselves into a little trouble. So Patty's old life ends and a strange new one begins. For the next twenty-eight years, she must live with the absence caused by her husband's incarceration, attempt to raise her son, and brave the scorn of her community. As unflinching as it is heartrending, The Good Wife confirms O'Nan's place as one of our country's most wide-ranging and empathetic masters.




About the Author
Stewart O'Nan's novels include "Last Night at the Lobster", "The Night Country", and "Prayer for the Dying". His novel "Snow Angels" was the basis of the 2007 film of the same name. He is also the author of the nonfiction books "The Circus Fire" and, with Stephen King, the bestselling "Faithful". "Granta" named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Pittsburgh.
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