My Wife's Affair
Peter accepted his fate as a failed novelist turned semi-successful businessman, but even after three children, his wife Georgie always held onto the actress inside her.
When Peter gets a job in London, the move sets Georgie down a seductive path to the life she always wanted. Landing a one-woman show, she is drawn into the romance of the stage and begins to feel a kinship...more
The story revolves around an ex-pat American couple living in London, and (I don’t think I can be accused of spoiling a ...more
Beautifully written, but tragic
The narrator's obvious love for his wife is so beautifully described
The narrator's wife is wonderfully theatrical (although quite the self involved tramp)
The book is narrated by Georgie's husband...it goes back and forth telling about the life of Dora Jordan also an actress/comedian who Georgie portrays in a one-woman show and Georgie's life with her husband and three boys.
Georgie left the stage in New York to be a stay-at-home mother, but now that her husband has been transferred to London and the children are enrolled in Lo ...more
Peter and Georgie are two Americans living in the New Jersey suburbs after three sons born in quick succession forced them out of their brownstone in New York City. Georgie, a former ac ...more
Georgie Connolly is happily married and has three boys. She has forsaken her career in theatre for her family. Her husband, Peter, is a journalist and is being transferred from New Jersey to London. It is here that Georgie finds her way back to the theatre in a one woman show.
The show is abou ...more
For the rest of you--holy crap. I wish I could explain to you just how brilliant and amazing and wonderful this book is.
Peter and his wife, Georgie, have recently moved to London with their three sons. Georgie used to act but now mostly takes care of the boys. Now that they're in London, though, and her boys are in school all day (the British apparently ...more
The book, narrated by Peter – a wannabe novelist turned businessman – focuses on his wife Georgie, a mother of three who has become unmoored with the day-to-day drudgeries of an ordinary life. ...more
Congratulations to Ms. Woodruff on a thoroughly enjoyable yet heart wrenching novel.
Provocative and Deftly Written
Georgie Connolly, a talented actress, has put her career on hold for marriage and the mothering of three little boys she adores. But when her husband Peter, a failed novelist, who now works for a financial company, is given a promotion which means moving the family to London, she is excited and once in England her dormant career is revitalized and flourishes. Thanks to an old friend she finds work in the theater and is given the role of a lifetime, recreating the ...more
Its about a couple with 3 young kids, who move to London for her husbands work for 3 years. The wife gets a job starring in a play and has an affair with the Director.
The interesting part about this book is that the whole book is wrote throu ...more
In the end the plot turns overly symbolic and emotionally manipulative, sort of in a Jodi Picoult kind ...more
"Her relationship with her mother was not troubled, just never so close as with her dad, and though she loved her brothers, they were only brothers. Her father was her path-maker, the one who sent her on her way in the ...more
Upon arriving, Georgie wins the role of Dora Jordan in the one woman show "Shakespeae' Woman".
Dora Jordan (l761-1816) was a well beloved actress and also the mistress to the Duke of Clarence, later to become William IV.
Georgie's life starts to resemble Dora's life as Georgie exams her own.
A tightly written story which I will ...more
I enjoyed this book overall. It was a quick and easy read.