The Wife Tree

The Wife Tree

Book - 2001
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Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, 2001.
ISBN: 9780679310662
0679310665
Branch Call Number: FIC/Speak 3588mb 1
Characteristics: 312 p.

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nsorokan
Dec 17, 2011

This should be mandatory reading in grade 12 English, for the insight into ageing.

bruvyp Jul 06, 2011

Lovely, bittersweet story of a woman who's life has seemed meaningless in her husband's indifference and the gradual awakening of self as he is weakened by illness. I loved the format of writing which combines unsent letters to her daughters and her own thoughts and observations. My big surprise was that the setting of the fictional town of Simplicity "near London" is actually Woodstock where the author grew up. You will recognize familiar streets and places.

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jbeckber
Aug 15, 2008

Boy does this book hit the Canadian isolation theme on the head! Somewhat bleak but a real interesting story, with some shocking revelations throughout. I enjoyed the book and was happy to have read it.

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