When Viking published Elizabeth Buchans New York Times bestseller Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, American women saw themselves mirrored in its pages with unique empathy, sophistication, and storytelling flair. It was more than a finely written ...
finely written and irresistible read. It opened up the unsuspected vista of a newer, better than ever phase of life waiting for them. The same readersand many more, because the word about Buchan has gotten outwill devour The Good Wife Strikes Back.
Forty-eight-year-old Fanny Savage has a nineteen-year recordearned with patience, devotion, and contentmentas the perfect wife to an ambitious, idealistic politician. Life is a whirlwind of public engagements and unquestioning loyalty to the party, to keeping up appearances, and to her husband. Her job description is to look good and remain silent whatever the cost. But as much as she loves her husband and their teenage daughter, Fanny senses within herself a creeping restlessness. Increasingly she feels the fragility of happiness and the part of her she had buriedas the brilliant partner in her fathers Italian winerybegins to resurface. She has given two decades of her life to being the Good Wifewas it worth it, after all? Could it be time for a trip back to Italy? Could it be time for . . . a change?