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Title:
Young wives : a novel
Author:
Goldsmith, Olivia.
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Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Harper Large Print, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
772 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780060955632
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Book

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Summary

But then, like a bad souffl#65533;, their lives separately collapse as they each discover lies embedded in their marriages. Betrayed, their love and trust crushed, their families virtually destroyed, they unite for solace and support. While their nefarious husbands have won the first battle, the war has only just begun.

Sharing their misery and their dreams, they draw on each other's friendship and strength to heal their wounds--and reconstruct their lives. Bowed but not beaten, this smart, audacious trio concocts a brilliant recipe to take back what's theirs and render justice on their duplicitous men--a brilliant lightning strike that will unforgettably transform them from victims to victors ...

The perfect anti-Valentine's Day story, Young Wives is addictively funny with an edge. Nobody understands "female problems" as well as Olivia Goldsmith, and here she is at her smart and satisfying best.


Author Notes

Author Olivia Goldsmith was born Randy Goldfield in Dumont, New Jersey in 1949. She attended New York University and became one of the first partners at the management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in New York. After she divorced her husband, she moved to London, changed her legal name to Justine Rendal, and became a writer.

Her 1992 debut novel, "The First Wives Club" became a best-seller and was made into a movie in 1996. In her stories, there's a transformation of the main character and, according to Goldsmith, "In the Olivian universe, everybody gets what they deserve." Besides novels, she wrote articles for The New York Times and Cosmopolitan and wrote children's books under the name Justine Rendal. She received the Woman of Vision Award in 1997. She died from complications related to anesthesia on January 15, 2004 at the age of 54

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Have Goldsmith, Grisham, and Morrell joined the no-advance galley club, or is their appearance here a fluke? Stay tuned. --Bonnie Smothers


Library Journal Review

Three young wives discover what they should have known all along: that their husbands are rotten. Optioned for film, of course. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.