From this gripping opening, Wolitzer flashes back fifty years to s Smith College and Greenwich Village -- the beginning of the Castleman relationship -- and follows the course of the famous marriage that has brought them to this breaking point, culminating in a shocking ending that outs a carefully kept secret. Wolitzer's most important and ambitious book to date, The Wife is a wise, sharp-eyed, compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she's made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. But it's also an unusually candid look at the choices all men and women make for themselves, in marriage, work, and life. With her skillful storytelling and pitch-perfect observations, Wolitzer invites intriguing questions about the nature of partnership and the precarious position of an ambitious woman in a man's world. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
Motherhood has taken its place. Wifehood, however, seems to be a remnant of the past. But recent figures show that significant numbers of highly educated women are leaving paid employment. However, the common explanation as to why these women leave their careers is that they underestimate the difficulties of combining employment and parenting. Lack of affordable childcare is another important factor that pushes mothers out of the workforce, although it affects poorer and less educated mothers far more than highly educated ones. Yet the picture is more complex than this. In my new book , for which I interviewed a range of professional women who quit their jobs after having children, I found that the decision to leave the workforce and become stay-at-home mothers was a decision they made as much as wives as mothers.
Runge and written by Jane Anderson , based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer. It stars Glenn Close , Jonathan Pryce , and Christian Slater , and follows a woman who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her narcissistic husband,  who is set to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. In , young Joan Archer, a college student at Smith College , is awed by her professor Joseph Castleman, a handsome, young, married man, and his force of personality and advice that "a writer must write"; she is attracted to him.
Why, then, do we know so little about her? In this landmark biography, a finalist for the Plutarch prize, Sonia Purnell finally gives Clementine Churchill her due. Born into impecunious aristocracy, the young Clementine Hozier was the target of cruel snobbery.