Four Wives by Wendy Walker

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In Wendy Walker's brilliant debut, the lives of four wives and mothers intertwine and collide in a tale of suburban angst among outrageous wealth.   On the outside, it appears as though Love Welsh, Marie Passetti, Gayle Beck and Janie Kirk lead enviable lives, with marriages to handsome, successful men; bright, happy children; and homes right out of Architectural Digest. But in the wealthy suburb of Hunting Ridge, appearances mask a deeper truth: These four wives are anything but perfect. As they try to maintain a façade of bliss, behind closed doors they each face their own crises-infidelity, dissatisfaction, self-doubt. As springtime draws to an end, doors are both opened and closed and the women come face to face with the most difficult and heartbreaking challenge of their lives-to reconcile their innermost desires with the lives that each of them has chosen.    Four Wives shares a peek beyond the perfectly manicured lawns of Hunting Ridge—exposing a world as troubled as it is blessed.


About Wendy Walker

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Wendy Walker is a former commercial litigator and investment banker who now works at home writing and raising her children. She is the author of Social Lives (coming in August 2009), the editor of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms, and is currently working on her third novel.
Published February 19, 2008 by St. Martin's Press. 380 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A klatch of wealthy suburban women become deeply entangled in one another’s lives while planning a public health clinic benefit in Walker’s uninspired first novel. Housewife Janie is ha

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BC Books

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Four stereotypical bored wealthy housewives fake a little sincerity.

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