zoemajik (zoemajik) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book #39: 50 Book Challenge 2012

While I Was Gone - Sue Miller

This story is steeped in nostalgia, and those are the parts I enjoyed the most - the lead character remembering her college years, and the descriptions of their house and town during a New England winter.  I didn't really like sympathizing with the main character.  I couldn't get into her brain.  She is a preacher's wife who struggles with fidelity.  Well, she doesn't struggle really - she doesn't even try that hard.  She has a good relationship with her husband and they have a good sex life - so I really don't understand her yearning needs to get satisfaction elsewhere.  I think the mid-life crisis excuses for infidelity are a bunch of baloney, and I didn't buy this one either.

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