A well-written and thoughtful novel about infidelity. Cynthia Nixon's narration is superb. While some characters - particularly the married doctor and the injured child - are drawn a little too broadly, the novel gives the reader a sympathetic and believable portrait of both the wife and 'the other woman.'
This was the first novel I have read/listened to by Emily Giffin - I am hooked. I loved this book and her writing style. I would recommend this book to anyone over 18.
i have never felt compelled to write a review but read them all the time when deciding on a book. so i thought i would say how much i enjoyed this book, the reading, the writing and the emotion conveyed. i loved that it showed both sides of the issues - worthy of a read indeed!
I found this book pretty darned conventional in its analysis of a marital affair populated by wooden characters and predictable outcomes. Thank god for the high minded wife. Not. Cynthia Nixon's reading is pretty good and I somehow managed to wade through to the end.
I loved Cynthia Nixon's narration and how the story was told from multiple points of view. I had a really tough time liking or relating to the mistress, however.
An insightful book about a love affair from the points of view of both women - the wife and the "other woman" - made even better by the narration of Cynthia Dixon.
This book was a wonderful book and could happen in any of our lives. I loved it and if you haven't read it you should. I think women may enjoy this book more than men but men will also enjoy it. It is simply about life the good, the hard and the way it is.
Yes. I love Emily Giffin's books.
She has the husband go back with his wife, which is a nice, moral ending. However, the wife takes no responsibility whatever for her issues in the marriage (he tells her that she doesn't listen to him or include him in decisions and she certainly can't discipline her children -- the only time the oldest girl is mentioned as behaving well is when she's overheard with the husband. As far as the wife is concerned, it really seems to be all about her. She quits work to "spend more time with the kids" but expects him, in his full-time, demanding, doctor role, at her orders, to research private schools when he doesn't want to send the kids there)) And it's clear at the end that she's going to hold this affair over his head forever. So he will continue to be miserable and will eventually either cheat or leave. It sounds like he would have been much better off leaving his wife for the other woman (if I were in his shoes, I would have without a second thought.)
The woman he has the affair with.