Saturday Wife

Saturday Wife

by Naomi Ragen
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Overview

Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen

With more than half a million copies of her novels sold, Naomi Ragen has connected with the hearts of readers as well as reviewers who have met her work with unanimous praise. In The Saturday Wife, Ragen utilizes her fluid writing style—rich with charm and detail—to break new ground as she harnesses satire to expose a world filled with contradiction.

Beautiful, blonde, materialistc Delilah Levy steps into a life she could have never imagined when in a moment of panic she decides to marry a sincere Rabbinical student. But the reality of becoming a paragon of virtue for a demanding and hypocritical congregation leads sexy Delilah into a vortex of shocking choices which spiral out of control into a catastrophe which is as sadly believeable as it is wildly amusing.

Told with immense warmth, fascinating insight, and wicked humor, The Saturday Wife depicts the pitched and often losing battle of all of us as we struggle to hold on to our faith and our values amid the often delicious temptations of the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312352394
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 575,758
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Naomi Ragen is the author of novels including The Tenth Song, The Sacrifice of Tamar, Sotah, and The Covenant. Her books are international bestsellers, and her weekly email columns on life in the Middle East are read by thousands of subscribers worldwide. Ragen attended Brooklyn College and earned her master's in English from Hebrew University. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. She was recently voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.

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Saturday Wife 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
SydB More than 1 year ago
The idea behind the story has great potential but the main character was over the top and unbelievable. And the ending...convoluted. I usually like Naomi Ragen's books but this one is definitely not a recommended book - in fact it is a "not recommended" book.
BookCore More than 1 year ago
The main character, Delilah, is incredibly selfish and spoiled, but somehow you like her anyway. At least I did. Not that I would like to know her IRL, ha ha. She pretty much used everybody she ever knew. But somehow, the author takes this totally reprehensible person and makes the reader like her.
Dr-Phyll More than 1 year ago
This book shows how greed and discontent can lead to total disaster. The protagonist is a greedy selfish woman who will do anything to rise to the top of the social ladder. She goes through great lengths to obtain what she perceives is the best. You will love and hate her as the story goes on. You will empathize with her at times and despise her at others. This is an easy read and could change your perspective on what it means to be successful.
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Reader47WM More than 1 year ago
The idea behind the story has great potential but I didn't feel it was carried out. I couldn't tell if the author wanted us feel really bad for the character or be laughing with the character.
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if you had not known anything about the jewish faith, this would be a fun, light read , could be put down and picked up again quickly, a good beach book, not heavy hitter, no true substance.
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I liked this book because it was quirky and cute. I also enjoyed learning about the Orthodox Jewish Religion. This is a very enjoyable, funny book and the characters were very memorable.
Njlady More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to a good book about a rabbi's wife and the difficulties of living in an affluent area. This was total garbage. I am a reform jew but if I was orthodox I would be furious with this book.
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BookLover526 More than 1 year ago
This book was just dreadful. All of the characters were two dimensional. As a satire, if falls short and as a straight narrative, it's horrible. Hated the writing style. The only reason I finished it was because I hate to give up on a book once I start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm disappointed with nearly the entire story. It didn't pick up for me and keep me awake past my bedtime turning pages like Ms. Regan's other books did. I didn't find one character to identify with in this story nor did I find any particularly redeeming qualities in the characters other than maybe, Rivkie. The characters were shallow and wrapped in odd packages. It took until the very end of the book to find the point of the story: money, property and presitge do not guaranty happiness. I do want to say, however, that Ms. Regan was pretty clever in wrapping it all up in the last few pages of the book, which is why I raised the 'star quotient' from two to three. I will not stop reading Naomi Regan (I've read all of her books) I just hope that the future will bring another page turner steeped in Judaic ritual and principles.