This novel rings true on many levels and women will especially grasp its message." ~~Alan Caruba
Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades.
Under the pressure of despair, we look for a better way to live. "Tom's Wife" is a novel from Alana Cash, a novelization of sorts of her 2004 movie of the same name. Following the despair of Annie as she hates her marriage to Tom, she finds Jake who may offer happiness after all. But in rural 1930s Arkansas, changing one's life does not come so easy. "Tom's Wife" is a choice pick for anyone looking for a moving period novel, highly recommended.
-MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Tom's Wife by Alana Cash (Hacienda Press, softcover). Set during the Great Depression, it is the story of a very unhappy wife, a dirt-poor family, and Annie who is married to Tom, a coal miner who leaves her to tend to his farm with all the chores that involves. Despite visits from her friend Twila, life is bleak and lonely until a peddler named Jake Stern shows up to sell "notions." After that, everything on the farm belongs to Tom except Annie's heart. This novel rings true on many levels and women will especially grasp its message.
-Alan Caruba, charter member of the National Book Critics Circle
About the Author
Alana Cash is an award-winning filmmaker and author. She taught writing classes at the University of Texas Informal Classes in Austin, Texas, and was one of 60 U.S. teachers chosen to be profiled in the PBS series "A Writer's Exchange." She currently lives in Los Angeles. (www.alanacash.com)