I’ve read a lot of girl books (click here to see what I mean), but there are just as many books with “wife” in the title. In the case of the girl books, I think it’s about marketing coming-of-age stories. As for the wife books, whether or not it’s sexist, readers like to know what’s going on behind the scenes: the wife of someone famous or the wife who leads a separate and interesting life. What I think it comes down to is what will grab the reader’s attention. What do you think?
Here’s what I found in my archives:
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin – historical fiction about the public and private lives of Anne Morrow and her famous aviator husband, Charles Lindbergh.
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain – All about Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, Elizabeth Hadley Richardson and their six-year marriage, spent mostly in Paris.
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani – Italian family saga of immigration, near-misses in love and brushes with greatness during the turn of the century.
The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison – Suspenseful story about what’s beneath the surface of a seemingly happy marriage.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – unusual love story between a wife and a husband who lives in different times, made into a popular movie.
And here are more that look interesting to me:
What do you think about all these “wife” books? Can you add to my lists?
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