A Reliable Wife

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: C5952
Released: Apr 09, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440715754
Narrator/s: Mark Feuerstein
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Description

Robert Goolrick's riveting debut novel is both foreboding and sensual. When a wealthy man first meets his mail-order bride in 1907, he realizes this statuesque beauty is anything but a "simple missionary's daughter." But he doesn't know of her devious plan to leave Wisconsin as a rich widow. Nor does she know of the furious demons he longs to unleash during the lonely months of snowbound isolation. "A sublime murder ballad ."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Author(s): Robert Goolrick
Imprint: Clipper Audio

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eAudio
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Author(s): Robert Goolrick
Narrator(s): Mark Feuerstein
Product Number Z3504
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456109844
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Robert Goolrick
Narrator(s): Mark Feuerstein
Product Number MP019
Released: Jul 13, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440734540
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Author(s): Robert Goolrick
Product Number EB00009030
Released: Jan 05, 2010
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Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: #9781616200008

Professional reviews

"Winter comes early to rural Wisconsin in 1907, and its bite is already in the air when Catherine Land arrives to become the "reliable wife" whom businessman and widower Ralph Truitt has advertised for. They both have their hidden motives--Catherine wants Ralph's riches; he wants her to facilitate a reconciliation with his estranged son. The surgical precision of Robert Goolrick's language lays bare the tangled threads of love, hate, revenge, and redemption in this debut novel. Mark Feuerstein's performance is spellbinding. His crisp delivery matches the staccato rhythm of Goolrick's declarative sentences. Further, he brings each character's unique voice to life with modulated tones that convey layers of personality and emotions. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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