Wife 22

A Novel

Gideon, Melanie

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Wife 22
Baring her soul in an anonymous survey for a marital happiness study, Alice catalogues her stale marriage, unsatisfying job and unfavorable prospects and begins to question virtually every aspect of her life.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 034552795X
Characteristics: 380 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternate Title: Wife twenty-two


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Nov 02, 2014
  • Chifox92 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Cute at the beginning, but I got tired of the short two page chapters and the shallowness of the main character. Ended up feeling sorry for her husband and children.

Jul 23, 2014

fun quick read; captures our culture..look forward to a new story by this author.

Mar 16, 2014
  • JennaDLibrarian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A sweet romantic comedy about rediscovering love long after your 'happily ever after'. Think 'You've Got Mail' with a couple that is already married.

Mar 01, 2014

Refreshing take on a marriage survey. Enjoyed reading.

Feb 28, 2013
  • gymgurl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you like chick lit you will find this funny and clever.

Sep 04, 2012
  • rahoward rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Predictable, but in a thoroughly enjoyable and charming way! Great "light" read.

Aug 21, 2012

was predictable, but cute! Agreed that it would be a good book club choice.

Jul 16, 2012
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed reading this book, although, I have seen this plot premise in a variety of different formats, where the husband is either hoping to connect or is testing his relationship with his wife. Not everyone will like the format, but the questions are interesting and the format of the book is unique, with each chapter prefaced by the answers of the questions. Coupled with the real life issues that crop up, parent - child relationships, job losses, friendships strained and regained, for me, it was worth the read.

Jul 12, 2012
  • corona_kitty rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Made me laugh out loud, loved this book!

Apr 17, 2012

Loved this book. Perfect for book clubs because it offers alot of discussion material. It is funny and thought provoking with an ending that will surprise you.


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Jun 02, 2014

As a woman approaches the age that her mother passed away, she questions her life as a mother and wife. She agrees to participate in a survey of married woman and further examines her life and marriage.


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