Book Review | The Silent Wife : a novel by A. S. A. Harrison

book cover The Silent Wife : a novel by A. S. A. HarrisonNew York Times Bestsellers aren’t usually what I find myself reading, but despite an overdose of adjectives and more SAT vocabulary than I’ve encountered since high school, The Silent Wife was a decent read that kept me interested. I appreciated how the author alternated focus evenly between the male and female protagonists a chapter at a time. Though most of the events and actions taking place were rather commonplace, Harrison’s writing somehow made them more involved. This was not a book I tore through, but I did find myself thinking about getting back to reading it while I was doing other things.

The plot can be mostly summarized in a few sentences. Man and woman have lived together as a couple for 20 years in a Chicago lakefront condo. The man becomes depressed, and though his wife is a shrink, he finds more of a cure in an affair with his close friend’s daughter. The mistress becomes pregnant and sweeps the man up, convincing him to move out of his condo and get an apartment with her while she avidly plans their wedding. The shrink feels her world crumbling before her and takes matters into her own hands to settle the score. Holds abound, check your local library for a copy.


About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

One Response to Book Review | The Silent Wife : a novel by A. S. A. Harrison

  1. Excellent publish. I really love NLP

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