The Good Wife Strikes Back by Elizabeth Buchan

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Elizabeth Buchan’s New York Times bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman was hailed as “a thoughtful, intelligent, funny, coming-of-middle-age story” by The Boston Globe. Now she’s back with another wise and entertaining novel about a woman who veers off the beaten path—and finds much more than she bargained for. After nineteen years of being the perfect wife to an ambitious politician, Fanny Savage is restless. Tired of merely keeping quiet and looking good at public engagements, she remembers the career she abandoned and the life she left behind as a successful partner in her father’s Italian wine business. She has devoted two decades to being the Good Wife. Was it worth it after all? Could it be time for a trip back to Italy—to the pleasures of sun, wine, and food? Could it be time for . . . a change?

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ELIZABETH BUCHAN's novels include the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, Everything She Thought She Wanted, and the prizewinning Consider the Lily. She also writes short stories and has contributed reviews to The Sunday Times, The Times, and The Daily Mail. Buchan lives with her family in London.
Published December 29, 2003 by Penguin Books. 320 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance. Fiction

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Buchan again agreeably celebrates a middle-aged woman's use of guile and smartness to score subtle points and victories in taking back her life from a demanding husband.

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Fanny must also please her husband's political party leaders by appearing in skirts of the correct length and avoiding all substantive talk at state dinners, and she feels duty-bound to reach out to the mother, Sally, who abandoned her at age three to run off to America.

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