by Anna Quindlin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a good novel. I found the main character believable and interesting. The writing was good, not spectacular, but solid and the storyline was predictable, but not ridiculously so. I often dislike love stories because I can't imagine why anyone would fall in love with the man in the book. That wasn't a problem here. The book was full of odd little observations on the world which I thought made the story more interesting.
"There are two kinds of men: men who want a wife who is predictable, and men who want a wife who is exotic. For some reason, Peter had thought she was the latter. But even if that had been the case, the problem inherent remains the same--once she becomes a wife, the exotic becomes familiar, and thus predictable, and thus not what was wanted at all. Those few women who stayed exotic usually were considered, after a few years, to be crazy." (p.104)