Friday, February 26, 2010

A Reliable Wife (2009)

I was surprised (or maybe not) to find a mention of The Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick in Entertainment Weekly. The headline read 'a sexy paperback catches fire'.

Set in the early 1900s in rural Wisconsin, a young women answers a newspaper ad looking for a wife. Catherine is not who she appears to be and although Ralph begins to suspect, he marries her anyway. This dark psychological story takes the characters and reader to unexpected places.

Even with good reviews and pretty good numbers as a hardcover, the paperback has taken on a life of its own recently hitting no. 2 on the New York Times best-seller list in paperback form.

After reading the book last May,  I blogged that I couldn't wait for the movie. Highly recommended.


  1. March 2013 There is gong to be a movie.