Jul 19, 11
Read from September 15 to 20, 2010
The main voices of Moran's book "The Wives of Henry Oades" are three remarkable people. The plot is based on a real court case. Moran developed the characters based on what she presumes to have happened. The story really is complex although it is given a simple straight forward telling. I think that is some of what gives it a charm and humor while depicting something so tragic. Without going into long descriptions of the plot, I found the love and respect among Henry, Nancy and Margaret astounding. They mourn their losses, move forward with empathy and concern, supporting each other through legal battles, public scorn, ridicule and harassment. Very interesting, moving story. Too good to be true? But apparently it is, to a extent.