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The Good Wife Strikes Back

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    Great relationship drama

    For almost two decades Fanny Savage has been the perfect political wife doing whatever her beloved Will needed. As she turns closer to fifty, Fanny knows she sacrificed her own needs to support whatever Will required of her as a spousal paragon. Will has become a British cabinet minister, but has higher aspirations.................................. As their only child graduates high school, Fanny feels a deep need to achieve self actuation as opposed to spousal actualization. Fanny is tired of Will¿s staff, cronies, and his older sister. She resents her lot in life, but partially blames herself for sheepishly quitting her father¿s wine business to become a full time model spouse. When her father dies, Fanny finds solace in the Italian town that she grew up in and decides the time is now even if it means leaving Will, who she admits she still loves. Since Fanny went to Italy to bring her father home, Will¿s life collapses as his sibling dies and he loses reelection, but what scares him most is Fanny not coming back.................................... Elizabeth Buchan provides a deep character study of a loyal woman finding no satisfaction doing the apparent right thing. Fanny is a fabulous protagonist as she loves her husband, but also begrudges that he and to her credit, she shares culpability for ignoring her dreams to achieve Will¿s aspirations. Though Will¿s fall from grace makes his concerns about Fanny much easier for him to ponder than if he continued to rise, fans will appreciate this delightful update of Ibsen¿s A Doll¿s House with the coming out of this middle aged woman, who simply wants a life of her own............................................... Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

    Not good-

    This book was not a good one! This is the story of Fanny, a perfect politician's wife. She is tired of being quiet and looking good for political engagements. She wants to get back into her father's wine business. She ends up going back to Italy. This book was dorky- there is no other way to put it. It was very plain. I guess if you have nothing else to read- naaaaaawww...don't read it even then. It really could be anyone's life. This book is nothing special.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2005

    Not my cup of tea

    I was not happy overall with this book. It jumps around a lot, going from the past to the present to the past throughout the entire book. It wasn't so much confusing, but more annoying to keep track of every time it jumped around. I kept thinking the book would get better, but only towards the very end was my interest peeked for a short period. As I said, not my cup of tea.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2004

    Well done

    It's so refreshing to find a good novel about a forty-eight-year-old character. Fanny has evolved into the 'the perfect wife' of a politician and must deal with all that her public role implies...maintaining a perfect appearance and keeping quiet about her thoughts. She must come to grips with bargain she made and decide whether or not it was really worth it. Good beach book.

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