Private Life

Author(s): Jane Smiley
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2010
Product Number: EB00148489
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307593788
Publisher: Anchor
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Here is the powerful, deeply affecting story of one Margaret Mayfield, from her childhood in post–Civil War Missouri to California in the throes of World War II. When Margaret marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early at the age of twenty-seven, she narrowly avoids condemning herself to life as an old maid. Instead, knowing little about marriage and even less about her husband, she moves with Andrew to his naval base in California. Margaret stands by Andrew during tragedies both historical and personal, but as World War II approaches and the secrets of her husband's scientific and academic past begin to surface, she is forced to reconsider the life she had so carefully constructed. A riveting and nuanced novel of marriage and family, Private Life reveals the mysteries of intimacy and the anonymity that endures even in lives lived side by side.

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Author(s): Jane Smiley
Narrator(s): Kate Reading
Product Number Z100010615
Released: May 04, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307715340