- File Size: 775 KB
- Print Length: 246 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 19, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006O33VV2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #904,870 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
His Wife and Daughters Kindle Edition
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My only criticism is that I didn't really like any of the characters. I do like to fall in love with a protagonist, but here I felt angry at the way each one behaved in certain situations. I realize that flawed characters were necessary to the story's topic however. Ms. Arbor is a very talented writer and she cleverly portrays a scenario that happens all too often in our contemporary society, and the consequences that occur because of it. A solid and enjoyable read.
I love the San Francisco setting, especially Potrero Hill, which was the closest nice neighborhood to where I lived for a couple years in the 90s. But I had no idea about San Francisco's stairway streets. One could take a walking tour of many of the places in this book--and see a side of San Francisco off the tourist path. The story also takes place in Tokyo and in Koreatown in Los Angeles, as well as in Mt. Shasta in Northern California.
If I could change one thing about this book, I'd add a disclaimer at the beginning warning readers not to start this book on an empty stomach. The food descriptions are just too delicious to read when you're hungry!
Dan's line to Trina after having his most recent affair with Lesley, a 19 year old intern is exposed: "It's my duty to protect you from any further pain." Great job, pal! When repeatedly questioned by the media about his affair with Lesley, Dan continues to deny. He insists to Trina that he has nothing to apologize for and that his personal life is his business alone (although his constituents might not see it that way.)
The only real innocents in all the sordid mess are the couple's daughters, Jill and Phoebe, who were teenagers at the time the scandal exploded. Years later, they continue to be impacted, but both have dealt with the situation in very different ways.Read more ›
Kim Arbor holds love and loyalty to the ultimate test in this timely book!
Daughters Jill and Phoebe, teenagers when the affair was the talk of the nation, as adults struggle to trust men, and they just want to keep a low profile. Jill, divorced, is a not-very-successful realtor in San Francisco, and Phoebe escapes to Japan. We get to see how each member of the family fights to deal with the fall-out from the adultery. Except for Dan Brath. He floats above the fray and lives his life, seemingly able to adapt to every circumstance, even abject poverty, with equanimity.
Don't start this book if you're hungry. The descriptions of the food are enticing, as are the descriptions of San Francisco. I don't know the city well, but the next time I go I want to see the staircase streets that the author describes so beautifully.
My only complaint is that we never find out why Lesley Chisholm did what she did to Dan Brath. I felt a little gypped about that. Why would anybody disappear for months, leaving her lover hanging out to dry, and never once explain it?
Other than that, if you're looking for a summer book to enjoy in your hammock with a vodka tonic and chips, this is it. Look no farther.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
did not care for the story line or for the sexual activities of both daughters. Also some bad language.Published 3 months ago by Betty
While it was a good story and kept my interest, it failed to answer a big question in the story. I feel like it's unfinished. Spoiler Alert: where was she all those months?Published 20 months ago by Debra
I couldn't quite appreciate the story of a wife and 2 sisters recovering from public humiliation. I was angry at the wife for her tolerance and couldn't quite enjoy the long... Read morePublished on June 28, 2014 by Jan Wilbur
I did enjoy this book and liked Ms. Tokunaga's writing style. I found it an easy but interesting read. Worth buying.Published on June 11, 2014 by Luvreading
In the beginning the book was a little confusing because do the switching between the women. After I finally got them straight it was very enjoyable.Published on November 10, 2013 by Joan M. Steiger
In our world, a political sex scandal seems as frequent as a monthly full moon. How many times have we seen the "good wife" standing poker straight and silent next to her husband... Read morePublished on October 10, 2013 by Joan Reeves
Easy reading and enjoyable. A little bit of suspense. A small surprise at the end of the book which holds your interestPublished on April 30, 2013 by Judith Leff
This book was surprisingly good! It tells the story of how a senator's love affair affects the women in his family. Read morePublished on April 28, 2013 by Russell
great read I did enjoy reading this book and things never look the way you think they are think its a good readPublished on April 17, 2013 by brenda leboubon