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The Doctor's Wife Paperback – Sep 21 1984

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Black Swan; New edition edition (Sept. 21 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552991090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552991094
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
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Sheila Redden casts aside the troubles of her native Belfast and the numbness of a stale marriage when a second honeymoon unexpectedly becomes an erotic affair, which sparks irreversible and profound self-discovery. Reflecting the narrator's Shakespearean training, this passionate and dramatic performance goes beyond simple narration yet never lapses into theatricality. Tomelty's command of accents and her rendering of gender and age are solidly convincing. Her powerful evocation of the characters' explicit and implicit emotions draws her audience deep into the drama. This provocative novel won't fail to move its listeners and, because of its sexual explicitness, is best listened to far from young ears. B.M.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa2d674b0) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2d6b324) out of 5 stars Moore is the Picasso of the modern romance novel! May 3 2002
By Corinne Tolbert - Published on
Format: Paperback
Wow! What a book! I don't usually read romance novels, and I'm still unsure as to what compelled me to buy this one. But whatever the reason, I'm glad I did!
Had someone handed me this book to read, stripped of its cover thus leaving me no clue as to whom had written it, never in a million years would I have guessed the author to be a man!
Brian Moore should be commended for his impressive ability at bringing to life the totally believable female character portrayed in this book. Few male writers can successfully execute on paper such a vivid and candid depiction of a middle-aged woman in turmoil--the revealing of her innermost thoughts about herself and the world around her as she grapples with the sensitive issues of aging and sexuality.
Anticipating her husband's arrival in France to celebrate their second honeymoon, Sheila Redden dreams of rekindling the passions and excitement once present in their stale, sixteen-year marriage. However, disillusioned by his many excuses for not showing up to meet her, Sheila soon becomes painfully aware that her husband's busy schedule with tending patients takes precedence over her happiness. Lonely and deeply hurt, Sheila does what I guess many emotionally-neglected wives would do--she has an affair. I don't think that she intentionally went out looking to get laid--it was just something that happened quite naturally given the vulnerable state of mind she was in at the time. What starts out as a seemingly innocent enough chat with a handsome young American in a Paris diner, suddenly magnifies into something far more serious. Riddled with guilt, yet driven by the desire to walk away from her loveless marriage in favor of a more independent life, Sheila confesses to her husband (over the phone!) that she is in love with another man. What follows Sheila's confession is an unexpected train of events that will drastically change the lives of all of those she touches.
As I've said before--Wow! What a book! This is one of those
'once upon a time' fairy tale romances, but one in which no one at the end rides off into the sunset happily ever after.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to just kick back and enjoy a good ole' fashioned, brilliantly-written romance novel. But be forewarned--some of the lovemaking scenes are quite explicit.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2d6b378) out of 5 stars A disturbingly real tale of a woman's awakening. July 9 1999
By Margaret Fiore - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Smart, quiet, shy, too tall, Sheila had never been on her own. She went from dependence on her parents to dependence on a husband. After 15 years of marriage, a long-planned 2nd honeymoon sets into motion the chain of events which leads her away from her safe, ordered, boring existence, and awakens a desire for autonomy.
Moore's cool, precise, detached prose steers the reader through an emotional storm. If anything, this coolness enhances the intensely erotic scenes in the story. As always with Brian Moore, the tale seems to be driven by its own internal workings, and the personalities of its characters. Yet the ending is neither staid nor predictable. You will not be able to put this book down easily, or to put it out of your mind until long after you have finished reading it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2d6b7b0) out of 5 stars Fascinating Story May 30 2006
By Karen Gilmore - Published on
Format: Paperback
What a wonderful story! I was amazed that the author is a man. The character of Sheila Redden is so believable and your sympathy is with her even though she is about to leave her son. Ordinarily that would lose me as far as any compassion is concerned. I really enjoy Mr. Moore's style of writing and plan on reading all of his other books.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2d6bb70) out of 5 stars Heartfelt reading April 7 2000
By Lynn M. Holmgren - Published on
Format: Paperback
Wonderfully romantic reading, but not sappy or "unreal"......I loved this book from page one until the end.........a woman's awakening to her life. Highly recommend it.
HASH(0xa2d6bc54) out of 5 stars Enjoyable read but odd ending Jan. 13 2013
By Molly Elkwood - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the first book I have read by Brian Moore, and I will definitely read his other books as well. The story "flows" so that you want to keep on reading, and I did enjoy it. But the ending is peculiar and somehow "not in character" for the "Doctor's Wife" nor for the doctor's wife, Sheila. I wonder if the author had not figured the plot out ahead of time and got bored of his characters so much so that he took the fastest, and not very convincing, way out to wrap the story up.

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