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Mother Daughter Widow Wife

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From the author of Girls on Fire comes a psychologically riveting novel centered around a woman with no memory, the scientists invested in studying her, and the daughter who longs to understand.

Who is Wendy Doe? The woman, found on a Peter Pan Bus to Philadelphia, has no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done. She’s
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: June 23rd 2020 by Scribner
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    Elyse  Walters
    Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
    Review to follow......
    For starters .... I felt the title was more powerful than the book.
    I was bored often.
    Then.... I’d get more interested - invested ....
    Then bored again .....
    Had positives and negatives for me.
    More later ...

    I’m back:

    I don’t think I fully understand this book...
    I knew that a woman had disappeared....’presumably’ committed suicide...
    I understood that Lizzie - a scientist- was hired by the Senior scientist, Dr. Benjamin Strauss - to to examine, scrutinize, and analyze a woman
    Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
    I'm getting a copy of this to review! So exciting. It sounds really creepy.
    Jessica Woodbury
    Feb 18, 2020 rated it liked it
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    3.5 stars.
    If you were a fan of Wasserman's last book, GIRLS ON FIRE, I want to make sure you know right away that this is a much slower book. I could tell it would wrestle with some tough stuff, but given the juicy hook and her previous book I wasn't expecting the slow pace and I think I would've had a better experience if I'd known that.

    The hook of this book is a woman in a fugue state, Wendy Doe, who is at the center of two other women's stories. Wendy has lost all her memories and has ended
    Mary Lins
    Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    What if a talented literary writer wrote a Soap (aka Soap Opera) with many of the attending tropes and themes? Well, I think that is what Robin Wasserman has done successfully with her new novel, “Mother Daughter Widow Wife”! We have the Soap staples: an amnesiac, adultery, sex, obsession, complicated relationships, mystery, danger, and maybe not an evil twin – but close! Don’t let any of that put you off! This is a well-written psychological mystery well worth your time.

    After a laboratory
    Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    There's so much I could say about this book. Wasserman's Mother Daughter Widow Wife is a masterful, lyrical meditation on memory, bodies, identity -- of the ways we interact with our past and future selves, how we spend a lifetime in a body that is only brought truly alive by memory.

    Elizabeth, a bright graduate student, accepts an exceptional opportunity to study alongside a famous scientist whose life quickly consumes hers. Together, they study Wendy Doe, a woman who is trapped in a fugue
    Review to follow ... but you can probably tell how I felt about it since I finished it in one sitting ...more
    Jodi Golis
    I was really drawn in at the beginning. What a fascinating story! The middle dragged with a lot of science jargon (I’m a scientist and even I was bored!) and some boring stories. The story started to take flight again with about 75 pages to go. But overall, I would not recommend.
    Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
    You might think you know how a book about a woman who has amnesia is going to go, but this story is so complex and intricate. Told through several female points of view, this book gives a fascinating look into memory and how it shapes our lives, how our memories change over time and what it might mean if we couldn't remember our past. How would it change who we are if we no longer could remember who we were - fascinating!

    While this books was heart-wrenching at times as these women search for
    Lauren Watts
    Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    On it's face, this book appears to be the story of a woman who has forgotten who she is: forgotten her past, forgotten where she came from. But it's so much more. SO much more.

    Characters are interwoven, lives are tangled, and women discover how they are inextricably linked. It's a slower simmer with a steep cliff that will leave you wondering who you really despise and why they do what they do.
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    Robin Wasserman is the author of the novels MOTHER DAUGHTER WIDOW WIFE (June 2020) and GIRLS ON FIRE. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and several short story anthologies. A recent MacDowell Colony fellow, she is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than ten novels for young adults and teaches in the low-residency MFA program ...more