It’s giveaway time once again, friends! Courtesy of Random House, I have two copies of Melanie Gideon’s Wife 22 up for grabs.
For fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself . . . and finding herself again . . . in the middle of her life.
When Alice Buckle, who has been married to William for nearly twenty years, receives a survey in her e-mail from the Netherfield Center for the Study of Marital Happiness, she is in the doldrums. She loves her husband but they’ve grown distant, she is bored with her job, and her adolescent children need her less now. And she has reached the age at which her mother died. So as she idly begins answering the questions, she finds herself baring her soul in an anonymous survey she never even intended to respond to. As she struggles, she realizes it has been years since anyone asked deep, serious questions of her, and really listened to her answers. Soon her entire life as she knows it is called into question.
If you’re looking for a modern look at one woman’s struggles with marriage, motherhood and everything in between, I have a feeling Wife 22 will fit the bill. Other reviewers have loved it, and I’m eager to dive in myself! Check out an excerpt and Gideon’s website and Twitter, too.
Two winners will each receive one copy of Wife 22, out May 29 from Random House — and if you’d like one of them to be you, please
fill out this form (U.S. only, please). Contest runs through 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, May 23, when I will randomly select two winners and email them for their mailing addresses.