From a writer who reveals 'the plainness of everyday life with straightforward lyricism' (The New York Times Book Review), the story of one remarkable, average woman.

On a clear winter night in upstate New York, two young men break in to a house they believe is empty. It isn't, and within minutes an old woman is dead and the house is in flames. Soon after, the men are caught by the police. Across the county, a phone rings in a darkened bedroom, waking a pregnant woman. It's her husband. He wants her to know that he and his friend have gotten themselves into a little trouble. So Patty Dickerson's old life ends and a strange new one begins.

At once a love story and a portrait of a woman discovering her own strength, The Good Wife follows Patty through the twenty-eight years of her husband's incarceration, as she raises her son, navigates a system that has no place for her, and braves the scorn of her community. Compassionate and unflinching, The Good Wife illuminates a marriage and a family tested to the limits of endurance.



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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Good Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 0-374-28139-4 / 978-0-374-28139-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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March 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Good Wife: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-312-42501-5 / 978-0-312-42501-2 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Good Wife
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ISBN: 1-4915-4936-X / 978-1-4915-4936-0 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Good Wife
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ISBN: 1-4915-5176-3 / 978-1-4915-5176-9 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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March 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Good Wife
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ISBN: 1-59600-289-1 / 978-1-59600-289-0 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Good Wife
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ISBN: 1-59600-290-5 / 978-1-59600-290-6 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Good Wife
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59600-291-3 / 978-1-59600-291-3 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Good Wife (Brilliance Audio on Compact Disc)
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59600-292-1 / 978-1-59600-292-0 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Good Wife
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59335-987-X / 978-1-59335-987-4 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Good Wife
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
ISBN: 1-59335-988-8 / 978-1-59335-988-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Stewart O'Nan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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