Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

Alice Buckle - such an ordinary, everyday name.
Alice is a 40-something mother, wife, married 20 years - wondering "is this all there is?".  She signs up for an online marriage questionnaire "Marriage in the 21st Century". Her online name is Wife 22, and her caseworker is Researcher 101.
Somehow, answering questions about her life, her marriage broadens her thought process about her husband, her relationships, and how she deals with her children.  At the same time the book is funny, wistful, and wise.
How would you answer question #90 -- Write a letter to your spouse telling your spouse what you can't say in person.

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