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"Like a Barbara Pym novel, though Joanna Trollope has a much stronger grasp than Pym on the tangled web of family life."
"The portrayal of the petty frustrations of clerical life is spot on and the novel is elegantly written."
-Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I don't know if I hate it or not - I'm waiting for the rest of my damned order - which was placed in MAYPublished 9 months ago by Carol Young
This is story that keeps you interested -- I was amazed at how well the author captured the story of two people who really didn't know each other -- I have compassion for anyone... Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2002 by "sohotampachick"
of a village rector, who breaks out of her drab life, taking a job (horrors) in a supermarket to find a sense of self worth. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2000 by Ruth A. Caldwell
I just finished The Rector's Wife this evening, and while I can identify with Anna, I am very much wishing that Peter had had a chance at his own epiphany.Published on July 13 2000
To her credit, Trollope does give us insight into the isolation and invisibility of the life of a rector's wife in a small town in England. Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2000
All I can say is I love this book so much and have read it about five times. More than the story of a rector's wife, it's the story of a sensitive, caring woman trying to keep all... Read morePublished on June 8 1999 by Stephanie Cowell
I found this book uplifting beyond comment - although Anna's personal turmoil, her claustrophobic environment, and the tragedy of the story don't necessarily support the word... Read morePublished on Sept. 15 1998 by Kerri K