The Doctor's Wife
“The memory starts here, in my apron pocket, with the gun.”
So begins The Doctor’s Wife, a stunning debut novel about four people and the cataclysmic intersection of their lives. Michael is a rising OB/GYN at a prominent private practice in Albany, New York; he also moonlights at a local women’s health clinic. But Annie, his wife, has become tired of her workaholic
But this book isn't about the ones who aren't. And why not? Because run-of-the-mill ordinary pro-lifers don't make for very interesting fiction. (Neither, for that matter, do run-of-the-mill ordinary pro-choicers). They ...more
Needless to say, I loved it. I thought it was fantastic and did not want to put it down. I was sad when it was over and really felt a connection to all of the characters.
I will be sure to look for more books from this author in the future.
The way the story was written you get to know the characters, as their backgrounds intertwine with their current lives.
Michael and Annie, and their two children; Annie is a bored housewife, who adores her children and her husband, Michael, is a popular Ob/Gyn who ...more
How wrong I was. How very wrong.
The 4 main characters - Michael and Annie Knowles and Simon and Lydia Haas - are all, for the most part, cardboard and unlikable. I never felt as if I should be rooting for any of these characters. Michael is an OB/GYN who moonlights at a local abortion clinic. (This never made sense to ...more
It turns out that this is not a great book, pro-lifers or no.
First, the good. I liked the premise and the characters were intriguing. The plot was sound (although it lagged in the middle).
There isn't a lot of information given in the first part of the book, but it certainly drew me in right away. Actually, the entire book was like that for me: I loved every part of it because it was all so interesting to me. I loved that the author went ...more
In Albany, upstate New York, Michael is pursuing an ascendant career as an OB/GYN and his journalist wife Annie has an academic appointment teaching writing; they have two young children. Also on Annie's campus is artist Simon Haas, whose days of generating ...more
The four main characters were all deeply flawed, with no real redeeming qualities. Their story was told from different perspectives, all with different takes on the same interactions. I guess that's how real life is, but it left me confused about who was really the "bad guy."
This was the ...more
The four main characters in the story are complex and interesting people although I have to say ...more
This book was very suspenseful but as much as I wanted to stay up late reading it, it was also so disturbing and the images so vivid, that I found myself needing to take breaks from the ...more
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