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The Senator's Wife

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
Once again Sue Miller takes us deep into the private lives of women with this mesmerizing portrait of two marriages exposed in all their shame and imperfection, and in their obdurate, unyielding love. The author of the iconic The Good Mother and the best-selling While I Was Gone brings her marvelous gifts to a powerful story of two unconventional women who unexpectedly change each other's lives.

Meri is newly married, pregnant, and standing on the cusp of her life as a wife and mother, recognizing with some terror the gap between reality and expectation. Delia Naughton—wife of the two-term liberal senator Tom Naughton—is Meri's new neighbor in the adjacent New England town house. Delia's husband's chronic infidelity has been an open secret in Washington circles, but despite the complexity of their relationship, the bond between them remains strong. What keeps people together, even in the midst of profound betrayal? How can a journey imperiled by, and sometimes indistinguishable from, compromise and disappointment culminate in healing and grace? Delia and Meri find themselves leading strangely parallel lives, both reckoning with the contours and mysteries of marriage, one refined and abraded by years of complicated intimacy, the other barely begun.

Here are all the things for which Sue Miller has always been beloved—the complexity of experience precisely rendered, the richness of character and emotion, the superb economy of style—fused with an utterly engrossing story that has a great deal to say to women, and men, of all ages.

Genre: General Fiction

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November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Senator's Wife (Charnwood)
Author(s): Sue Miller
ISBN: 1-84782-426-9 / 978-1-84782-426-4 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Senator's Wife
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January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Senator's Wife
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ISBN: 0-7393-2771-2 / 978-0-7393-2771-5 (USA edition)
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1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Senator's Wife
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ISBN: 1-4088-0431-X / 978-1-4088-0431-5 (UK edition)
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Senator's Wife
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ISBN: 0-7475-9640-9 / 978-0-7475-9640-0 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Senator's Wife (Vintage Contemporaries)
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ISBN: 0-307-27669-4 / 978-0-307-27669-8 (USA edition)
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Senator's Wife
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Senator's Wife
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ISBN: 0-7394-9925-4 / 978-0-7394-9925-2 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Senator's Wife
Author(s): Sue Miller
ISBN: 0-7531-3282-6 / 978-0-7531-3282-1 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Senator's Wife
Author(s): Sue Miller
ISBN: 0-7531-3283-4 / 978-0-7531-3283-8 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Senator's Wife
Author(s): Sue Miller
ISBN: 0-7393-5851-0 / 978-0-7393-5851-1 (USA edition)
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Title: The Senator's Wife
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June 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Senator's Wife: rejacketed
Author(s): Sue Miller
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January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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