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eBook The Wife's Tale: A Novel ePub

by Lori Lansens

  • ISBN: 0316069310
  • Category: Womens Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Lori Lansens
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (February 10, 2010)
  • Pages: 368
  • ePub book: 1374 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1480 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 563

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The Wife's Tale book. On the eve of their 25th wedding anniversary, her husband does This is a novel of transformation.

The Wife's Tale book. On the eve of their Silver Anniversary, Mary Gooch is waiting for. It begins slowly and somewhat ponderously, but this suits, because Mary Gooch, the main character, is somewhat ponderous herself, weighing in at the morbidly obese end of the scale. Morbidly obese is defined as 100% or more over ideal body weight.

I was so disappointed in The Wife's Tale. I loved Lansens' The Girls, so was really expecting more from this book than what was delivered.

Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). I was so disappointed in The Wife's Tale. The story was boring and trite. I found the author's descriptions of the protagonist repulsive at times.

Though it opens in 1978 in a Chatham, Ontario, trailer park, Lansens's poignant debut is just such a novel.

It's the eve of her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary and Mary Gooch is waiting for her husband, Jimmy, to come home. But Mary isn't just waiting for Jimmy. Lori Lansens became one of Canada’s most sought after writers more than a year before her internationally heralded first book, Rush Home Road, would see publication in April 2002. So immediately and passionately was her novel embraced that it was already front-page arts news back in April 2001. Though it opens in 1978 in a Chatham, Ontario, trailer park, Lansens's poignant debut is just such a novel.

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Mary Gooch, the heroine of Lansens’ latest novel, The Wife’s Tale, is a typical Lansens. Alyson Richman on her new book “The Lost Wife. I loved half of this novel.

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The Wife's Tale: A Novel. Written by Lori Lansens. Narrated by Justine Eyre. With the generosity and delicate grace that had readers falling in love with her bestselling novel, The Girls, Lori Lansens brings us another moving and beautifully wrought story, this time of a woman taking small yet courageous steps toward her authentic self. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

A few tenacious trees clung to the fall show but most were bare and black from melted snow. She saw a sign for the next service center, reminding herself that she needed to pee and eat something. She saw a sign for the next service center, reminding herself that she needed to pee and eat something n with a break on the road, she hoped to get to the restaurant in Toronto by dinnertime, when more of the staff would be there, to ask questions about Gooch. Gooch was nothing if not memorable. Maybe he’d talked to someone about a trip he wanted to make. A place he wished he lived. Offered some hint of where he might have gone.

Lori Lansens is the author of two bestselling novels, Rush Home Road and The Girls, which was a Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year in 2006 (and sold over 300,000 copies in the UK) and a finalist for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Lori Lansens now makes her home in California. I thought The Girls by Lori Lansens was good, but I just adored this book. Mary Gooch is a character whose struggle to find herself I won't soon forget

The Wife's Tale : A Novel. Mary Gooch is a character whose struggle to find herself I won't soon forget. Mary Gooch is morbidly obese, and on the eve of her twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, her husband disappears.

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 frighteningly clear to Mary that he is gone. Through the years, disappointment and worry have brought Mary's life to a standstill, and she has let her universe shrink to the well-worn path from the bedroom to the refrigerator. But her husband's disappearance startles her out of her inertia, and she begins a desperate search. For the first time in her life, she boards a plane and flies across the country to find her lost husband. So used to hiding from the world, Mary finds that in the bright sun and broad vistas of California, she is forced to look up from the pavement. And what she finds fills her with inner strength she's never felt before. Through it all, Mary not only finds kindred spirits, but reunites with a more intimate stranger no longer sequestered by fear and habit: herself.

Comments

Anayajurus Anayajurus
story about self discovery of a women who's lead a very sheltered life. Kind of hard to believe a grown woman can be so naive
Na Na
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. When she reads his note, she learns that he had won the lottery, left her some money, and went off to think things through.

Mary doesn't accept this, she goes off to California, to where his mother lives in the hopes of finding him. My only qualm with the book is all of the things that happen to her in California and how she handles them. Some of the things just seemed a little too pat, a little too planned out, and even a little too over the top. But then I thought about it, and really this book reads like a fairy tale. Only instead of the princess finding her prince at the end of her long journey, she finds herself.

Because that's what this novel is, it is the story of Mary Gooch finding herself. I found strength and encouragement reading this book, it made me want to be strong like Mary. I am not obese (or obeast, which is what she thought it was called when she young) and I don't have the kind of relationship with food that she has. I imagine though, that if I was (or did), I would find even more in this book that spoke to me.
Saithi Saithi
I wanted to read this book because the topic of morbid obesity & how it affects one's life was of interest to me. I read the book ravenously (no pun intended), until it abruptly ended. Of course, I can't discuss the ending because that's not fair to those who haven't yet read it, but let me say this: at the last page I was literally thinking I had a defective book! Had the publisher failed to add in the last few chapters? Did I need to reread it & figure out what the author's intention had been? I don't know. All I know for sure, is that what I read was powerfully & heart-breakingly written. Although I have always been thin, I got a vivid picture of the loneliness, pain, & desperation of being obese. I also got a glimpse of why many obese people become agorophobic. Read it, read it, it's great! But don't let the ending, or lack thereof leave you dissatisfied; I have a feeling that I'll figure out the author's intent once I've ruminated about it for a bit.
sobolica sobolica
My wife bought the book and couldn't put it down. It was an easy read and intriguing story. This is the second book by the author she has read and both were well written.
Whitemaster Whitemaster
I love Lori Lansens. I happened to find Rush Home Road first, which led me directly to The Girls, and now I've read her third novel and can't wait for more. She writes in a way that draws me into her characters. Everything is completely believable; I'm definitely a fan for life.
Faulkree Faulkree
I was so disappointed in The Wife's Tale. I loved Lansens' The Girls, so was really expecting more from this book than what was delivered.
The story was boring and trite. I found the author's descriptions of the protagonist repulsive at times. (Are we supposed to like this woman??)
Maybe I'm not the target audience, but even looking beyond that, I thought it was just poorly developed.
I would not recommend this book.
Keramar Keramar
If you're looking for an uplifting story, this book is for you. I was so happy to read the transformation that the main character, Mary Gooch, had made by the end of the book, but so sad to read the last page knowing that the book was done. I certainly hope that maybe, one day, the author will write a sequel to this story. I truly loved it.
This is an amazing book about the enlightenment of a woman. It is not an easy book to read as it makes one think through things but definitely worth reading and i would hightly recommend it.