“The Glass Wives” by Amy Sue Nathan is a story of the restructuring of a family’s life, following the death of Richard Glass, who was husband of one Mrs Glass and ex-husband of another.
In her debut novel, the author looks closely at family relationships, close friendship and what happens if you “step outside the box”. As a result, some unusual and controversial decisions are made by the two main characters, Evie and Nicole, which lead to the breakdown and rebuilding of friendships and family structure. Amy Sue Nathan also delved into the issues of trust and forgiveness throughout the course of the story.
To my surprise, I enjoyed this novel. I am not a great fan of so-called “women’s fiction”, but the author developed the characters with insight and the pace was good. I would be interested to read more by this author.
I received this free for review from NetGalley.
About the author:
I’ve been blogging since 2006, and launched Women’s Fiction Writers in March 2011. In addition to blogging, my stories and essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times online, The Washington Post online, The Huffington Post, Chicago Parent, Grey Sparrow Journal, Rose and Thorn Journal, Scribblers On The Roof, The Verb, Hospital Drive Journal and The Stone Hobo. I’m also a freelance fiction editor, and a reader for literary agents (that info is below). I’ve also been fortunate to contribute to four amazing writing sites, Writer Unboxed, Beyond The Margins, The Book Pregnant Blog, and Girlfriends Book Club. I’m currently serving as Secretary for the RWA-WF chapter, a contributer to the Writer Unboxed newsletter, and a member of the 2013 Class at The Debutante Ball blog.
I was born and raised in Philadelphia (Yo!) and am a graduate of Temple University (Go Owls!) with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. I’ve also lived in Hershey, PA, Maplewood, NJ, Cleveland, OH, and Tucson, AZ. I’ve called the Chicago area home since the late 1990′s, and am the proud mom of a son in college and a daughter in high school. I’m the often exasperated mom of two rambunctious rescued dogs and assorted woodland creatures who are partial to our backyard.