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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Senator's Wife

I found this book a quick enjoyable read and think it would be great for a book club. It brings up lots of things to discuss, such as adultery, marriage, women's lib, politics and friendship. I felt it was a story about how much a woman (Delia) truly loved her husband a...
I found this book a quick enjoyable read and think it would be great for a book club. It brings up lots of things to discuss, such as adultery, marriage, women's lib, politics and friendship. I felt it was a story about how much a woman (Delia) truly loved her husband and what she was willing to do to spend the rest of her life with him. At times I was very annoyed at Delia and felt she wasn't really living her life, just kind of waiting for Tom to come to her. As for Meri and Nathan, I do not think their relationship was explored enough. I found myself wondering if he'd had an affair, which was certainly eluded to at one point. And why was Nathan so interested in Tom? I do not think that question was really answered. **SPOILER** The ending of the book really made me dislike Meri. Why didn't she try to make amends with Delia? She just destroyed the lives of these two people and went off to live a wonderful life with her husband and three boys. Thank you Sue Miller for a book that really makes you think about life issues long after you finish reading.

posted by Debbie-J-1970 on September 12, 2009

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Very disappointing

After Ms. Miller wrote so softly about the 2 very different women, the ending came as a slap in the face. It seemed very,very crude, compared to the rest of the story. I was very mad at the author for handling it this way. I will not recommend this book to anyone. I hes...
After Ms. Miller wrote so softly about the 2 very different women, the ending came as a slap in the face. It seemed very,very crude, compared to the rest of the story. I was very mad at the author for handling it this way. I will not recommend this book to anyone. I hestitate to buy another of her books.

posted by Anonymous on March 31, 2008

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    The Senator's Wife

    I found this book a quick enjoyable read and think it would be great for a book club. It brings up lots of things to discuss, such as adultery, marriage, women's lib, politics and friendship. I felt it was a story about how much a woman (Delia) truly loved her husband and what she was willing to do to spend the rest of her life with him. At times I was very annoyed at Delia and felt she wasn't really living her life, just kind of waiting for Tom to come to her. As for Meri and Nathan, I do not think their relationship was explored enough. I found myself wondering if he'd had an affair, which was certainly eluded to at one point. And why was Nathan so interested in Tom? I do not think that question was really answered. **SPOILER** The ending of the book really made me dislike Meri. Why didn't she try to make amends with Delia? She just destroyed the lives of these two people and went off to live a wonderful life with her husband and three boys. Thank you Sue Miller for a book that really makes you think about life issues long after you finish reading.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    A Good Read

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The characters were likable and the plot was very interesting. There were twist in this book that I did not expect and it held me to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2009

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    Compelling

    I throughly enjoyed this book. I never found it slow or boring, as some of the other readers did. The characters, in the book, were compelling and very relatable. This book was hard to put down.... and when I did put it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it. It's a great book to read and discuss in book groups. My thanks to the author for a wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    An Interesting Study

    Sue Miller has the ability to make her characters come to life on the page. The way that she weaves the lives of Meri and Delia together is amazing. She tells about the women separately and then pieces their lives together in an interesting study of how two lives intersect at pivotal points. I really enjoyed this well-written book. Sue Miller writes at a deep level, and her plot kept me reading in order to find out how the story would conclude!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    Her Best Book Since THE GOOD MOTHER

    I loved Miller's first book and I loved this one equally. I was enthralled with the characters, especially Delia, and finished the book in a day. Miller is so adept at plumbing the depths of human relationships, exploring all the nuances, the ambiguities and complexities. The last one-fourth or so became a bit 'talky' and the ending was shockingly painful, but I relished everything else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

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    Characters that are human and identifiable. Feelings that are real and touchable. Not much to the story but Miller manages to make this a memorable read. Enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Great read!

    Yes, it's a bit depressing, but it's very much worth it. As always, Ms. Miller's writing is simply lyrical and makes the journey from beginning to end pure delight!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2008

    A real pleasure

    I don't know what it was about this book, the story was not all that impressive until the very end. But I couldn't put it down. this is my first experience with Sue Miller but now I want to read more from her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    A reviewer

    The setting may not be extraordinary nor does anything headling-making happen, but Sue Miller's characters are so fleshed out and life-like that they stay with you far after the last page. Oh, and the ending is a shocker too. Don't miss this book!

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