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The Restaurant Critic's Wife

(2016)
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People magazine included The Restaurant Critic's Wife on their Great New Fiction list and hailed it as "thoroughly entertaining."

Lila Soto has a master's degree that's gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up here.

In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila's husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he's determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family's contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage - even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared - and what it will take to get it back.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Compulsively readable and richly detailed, a guilt-free treat that will have you devouring every word." - Jennifer Weiner


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Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth LaBan
ISBN: 1-4778-1776-X / 978-1-4778-1776-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth LaBan
ISBN: 1-5039-4775-0 / 978-1-5039-4775-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth LaBan
ISBN: 1-5226-3977-2 / 978-1-5226-3977-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Author(s): Elizabeth LaBan
ISBN: 1-5226-3978-0 / 978-1-5226-3978-7 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Restaurant Critic's Wife
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May 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth LaBan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth LaBan
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Restaurant Critic's Wife
Author(s): Elizabeth LaBan
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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