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Nathan, host of the popular Women’s Fiction Writer’s blog, proves she knows her audience as her first novelhits all the right notes. When Evie Glass’ ex-husband dies suddenly, she recognizes that his death will exact a tremendous emotional and economic toll on her and her two young children. What she is not immediately aware of, however, is the effect the shattering event will have on her relationship with the second Mrs. Glass. Nicole, the recently widowed trophy wife and new mother, stubbornly continues to attempt to connect with Evie and her kids, and Evie initially resists her overtures. When financial circumstances dictate that the two women join households, she and her nontraditional family must not only learn to navigate negative suburban gossip but also deal with their feelings of abandonment, entitlement, and betrayal. Jodi Picoult fans will appreciate the surprising twists embedded in this thought-provoking narrative. --Margaret Flanagan
Nathan, host of the popular Women's Fiction Writer's blog, proves she knows her audience as her first novel hits all the right notes . . . Jodi Picoult fans will appreciate the surprising twists embedded in this thought-provoking narrative. (Booklist)
Nathan's story is a poignant reflection of forgiveness and the complicated definition of family, strengthened by the intricate characters who are realistically balanced by their strengths and flaws . . . the plot and characters are heart-warming and the ending is inspiring and thought-provoking. (RT Book Reviews)
The outcome of this unusual tale may come as a surprise, but Nathan's genuine, beautifully descriptive prose and her knack for creating a realistic portrait of an untraditional albeit loving family are refreshing. (Shelf Awareness)
Reading The Glass Wives is like driving down a familiar street and having one of the houses you thought you knew open up on hinges to reveal its secrets. Nathan firmly but with good humor peels back the layers of suburban "normal" to reveal ethical ambiguity under a publicly rigid moral code and tenuous bonds between strangers under strict definitions of family. Evie Glass is the neighbor you want to know all about, and her story is told with charm and frankness to create an illustration of friendship and motherhood that feels very real. (Lydia Netzer, author of Shine, Shine, Shine)
In The Glass Wives, Amy Sue Nathan examines what it means to build an unconventional family when the original families shatter suddenly and irreparably into pieces. Nathan's adept writing, wry humor, and authentic emotion carried me effortlessly from the beginning of this tender and hopeful debut novel to its satisfying end. (Julie Kibler, author of Calling Me Home)
Rich in authenticity and detail, The Glass Wives addresses the softening that happens when we let go of the past, and the strength that ensues when we face the present on our own terms. (Sandra Kring, author of The Book of Bright Ideas)
With extraordinary empathy, Amy Sue Nathan explores a blended group of friends and relatives we've not seen before. In Evie Glass, Nathan has given us a woman who learns that sometimes it's the imperfect relationships that can knit a troubled family back together. THE GLASS WIVES is brimming with heart and humor. (Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer's Daughters)
I found this to be a little light and not too compelling.....sort of chick lit, but not even quite there. I guess I would say I wouldn't really recommend Ito anyone..... Read morePublished 28 days ago by G. Curcio
How can a divorced woman come to grips with the death of her ex-husband--the father of her young twins? Child support gone, her future uncertain, Evie Glass has a lot on her plate. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles G. Campbell
The Glass Wives is tender and these, warm and confused and just the right mix of great story-telling and compelling characters.Published 3 months ago by Barbara Deane
I received this book as a gift from my son for Mother's Day. It was pretty good and it was an easy read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by MsNani
This was an interesting idea for a story, I enjoyed it overall. There were parts here and there that annoyed me, but I could overlook them because I was enjoying the story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Shelby N.
Although probably unintentional, Amy Sue Nathan's book is a primer for married women. Evie is married to a chronic philanderer, Richard, a Ph.D. college professor. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Susan
Amy Nathan has redefined "family" with "The Glass Wives," a novel about a blended family following divorce and death. Read morePublished 10 months ago by sobryan
This book was showing five stars when I bought it. I thought it was boring and whiny. I really can't imagine that many people rating it as five stars!Published 11 months ago by Carol Stein