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The Doctor's Wife | [Elizabeth Brundage]

The Doctor's Wife

Michael is a rising OB/GYN at a prominent private practice in Albany, New York; he also moonlights at a local women’s health clinic. But Annie, his wife, has become tired of her workaholic husband’s absences, and the soccer-mom lifestyle has worn thin. She begins a passionate love affair with bad-boy, fading celebrity painter Simon Haas—an affair that quickly goes awry when Simon’s wife, Lydia, who is also the model upon whom he built his career, discovers the truth.
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Publisher's Summary

Michael is a rising OB/GYN at a prominent private practice in Albany, New York; he also moonlights at a local women’s health clinic. But Annie, his wife, has become tired of her workaholic husband’s absences, and the soccer-mom lifestyle has worn thin. She begins a passionate love affair with bad-boy, fading celebrity painter Simon Haas—an affair that quickly goes awry when Simon’s wife, Lydia, who is also the model upon whom he built his career, discovers the truth.

Abortion, local evangelism, marital disenchantment, and the rifts of social class: Brundage takes on the fault lines of our era with a deft hand.

©2010 Elizabeth Brundage (P)2010 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"The prologue to this compelling novel consists of the murder confession of an obviously unhinged person. So, from the first sentence, readers are hooked--and stay hooked till the end.... Third-person narration, rotating point of view, and skillful use of flashback gradually construct the anatomy of a catastrophe and provide suspense, momentum, and believable characters." (Booklist)

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    Alisha Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-20-10
    Alisha Silver Spring, MD, United States 09-20-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Its a Novel, Not a Mystery"

    Its not gripping in any way, though the narration is good. It reminds one of the movie Unfaithful, a bored wife who is unfulfilled with her perfect life goes to far and there are horrible twists and turns. Its just ok. I wouldn't buy it again.

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    BG1_32 05-23-14
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    "Adulterous wife made a victim"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. I would change the plot so that the adulterous wife and her lover were not made to be seen as the victims of the story.


    What was most disappointing about Elizabeth Brundage’s story?

    The wife was never held accountable for her actions. Granted, she was in an unhappy marriage, but so was the woman whose husband she cheated with. The supporting characters were not flushed out enough and I think this is why I was not able to sympathize with the wife of the doctor. I did not totally view the villain (the artist's wife) as such because although her husband was aware of her mental issues, his transgressions were blatantly disrespectful. While I do not condone his wife's demented actions, I sympathized more with her than I did the doctor's wife who essentially just wanted a play boy and gave no thought whatsoever to the impact her actions had on the artist's wife. Even when it became apparent her mental state was escalating out of control. Lastly, I was not able to understand the attraction between the doctor's wife and the artist. The artist's was plain; he just wanted sex and comfort outside his marriage, yet he wouldn't leave his wife because she needed him....blah blah blah. But I couldn't grasp what about him drew the doctor's wife. He came off as a bad boy who was either drunk or hung over, and usually unkempt. What about that is attractive?


    What about Ellen Archer’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed the narrator's performance.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, I would not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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