The Good Wife

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Narrator: Laural Merlington
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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On a clear winter night in upstate New York, two young men break into a house they believe is empty. It isn't, and within minutes an old woman is dead and the house is in flames. Soon after, the men are caught by the police. Across the county, a phone rings in a darkened bedroom, waking a pregnant woman. It's her husband. He wants her to know that he and his friend have gotten themselves into a little trouble. So Patty Dickerson's old life ends and a strange new one begins.
At once a love story and a portrait of a woman discovering her own strength, The Good Wife follows Patty through the twenty-eight years of her husband's incarceration, as she raises her son, navigates a system that has no place for her, and braves the scorn of her community. Compassionate and unflinching, The Good Wife illuminates a marriage and a family tested to the limits of endurance.

Reviews (1)


Written by Anonymous on September 27th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Boring: plot, characters, writing. The same issues over and over and over for years in the lives of the characters.

Author Details

Author Details

O'Nan, Stewart

Stewart O'Nan's novels include "Snow Angels, The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, " and "The Night Country." "Granta" has named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists.