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The wife"s tale

a novel

by Lori Lansens

  • 8 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Back Bay Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women,
  • Self-realization,
  • Wives,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Having gained weight and anxieties throughout her twenty-five-year marriage, Mary Gooch is dismayed when her husband fails to return home, a situation that compels Mary to locate and fight for him while combating unhealthy habits.

    Edition Notes

    Originally published: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2009.

    Statementby Lori Lansens
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9199.4.L36 W54 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination356, 12 pages ;
    Number of Pages356
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25842697M
    ISBN 100316069329
    ISBN 109780316069328
    OCLC/WorldCa668192252

    Old wives’ tale: It takes 7 years to digest a piece of gum. This ubiquitous old wives’ tale probably manifests in the back of your mind each time your gum loses its flavor and there is no. But the book is not called A Woman of Ethiopia but The Wife’s Tale. The major theme is a traditional and religious woman’s quest to grow out of extreme servitude into a person who is master of her own life and the lives of those entrusted to her/5(40).

    The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of subjugated women in a patriarchal society and the various means by which these women resist and attempt to gain individuality and independence. The novel's title echoes the component parts of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, which is a series of connected stories ("The Merchant's Tale", "The Parson's Tale", etc.).Author: Margaret Atwood. Books similar to The Wife's Tale The Wife's Tale. by Lori Lansens. avg. rating Ratings. On the eve of their Silver Anniversary, Mary Gooch is waiting for her husband Jimmy--still every inch the handsome star athlete he was in high school--to come home. As night turns to day, it becomes.

    The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale Summary. In a land populated by fairies and elves, in the days of King Arthur, a young knight rapes a maiden he sees walking from the river one his offense, Queen Guinevere and her ladies rule that his punishment is to find out within one year what women most desire, or else he'll be beheaded. The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series –) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.


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The wife"s tale by Lori Lansens Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is Lansens' third novel. Her last The wifes tale book, The Girls, is one of my favourite and Rush Home Road was a wonderful novel which I loved too.

Her new work,The Wife's Tale A Novel, while well written with and interesting main character in Mary Gooch, was not as strong as her previous two works. In this story the author references her other two novels/5.

This is the second book by Lori Lansens that I have read, and like the other The Girls, I was not disappointed in The Wife's Tale. This is the story of Mary Gooch, a morbidly obese Canadian woman whose husband leaves her on the eve of their 25th wedding anniversary/5().

"A sensitive but deliciously comic account of Mary's fight against the "obeast" that has lived inside her since childhood, The Wife's Tale offers more than self-­improvement: there are loving reflections on marriage and family in small-town Ontario, hilarious travelogues about American obsessions like McMansions and vanity license plates, and a tender documentary of the /5().

The title The Wife’s Tale is originally one of the Canterbury Tales in which a knight is sent on a quest to discover what women want. He finally achieves an answer in learning that they want mastery of their husbands/5(22).

The Wifes Tale is a dual timeline novel that alternates between the point-of-view of Liz Jones, a young Australian lawyer whose ambition and drive to succeed have put her marriage at risk, and Delany Nash, who was at the centre of an infamous scandal in the s/5. • The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History is published by 4th Estate.

To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders : Nadifa Mohamed. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society.

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Her third novel The Wife's Tale is currently in development as a feature film. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Lori Lansens now makes her home in the Santa Monica Mountains with her husband and two children. The wife of bath’s tale When good King Arthur ruled in ancient days (A king that every Briton loves to praise) This was a land brim-full of fairy Size: KB.

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Book Overview Mary Gooch was once young and slender and carefree. But with each passing year she's accumulated an excess of pounds and worries. When, on the eve of her 25th wedding anniversary, her handsome husband Jimmy does not come home, Mary wonders whether her size or her aversion to adventure chased him off.5/5(5).

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