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The Ninth Wife: A Novel
by Amy Stolls

Published: 2011-05-10
Paperback : 496 pages
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“I love this book’s deft, fresh take on male-female relationships.”
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me

“A vibrant, nuanced novel about marriage, identity, and the moment when we realize that the shimmer of fantasy pales next to the tumultuous ...

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“I love this book’s deft, fresh take on male-female relationships.”
—Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Belong to Me

“A vibrant, nuanced novel about marriage, identity, and the moment when we realize that the shimmer of fantasy pales next to the tumultuous reality of ordinary, everyday happiness.”
—Carolyn Parkhurst, author of The Dogs of Babel

In The Ninth Wife by Amy Stolls, Bess Gray has just learned that the man she loves, the man who asked for her hand in marriage, has been married eight times before. This funny, touching, and surprising novel follows Bess on her cross-country odyssey to learn about her oft-wed fiancé from the eight ex-spouses who came before. Stolls, an acclaimed author of Young Adult novels and winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award brilliantly explores the very grown-up world of male-female relationships and family dynamics in the delightful, unforgettable new masterwork of contemporary women’s fiction.

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  "Take it or leave it"by Kelsey W. (see profile) 01/24/12

This book was pretty fluffy, and I expected that from the subject matter. It doesn't generate deep discussion, but some interesting insights and experiences from club members. I'd give it 2.5 stars if... (read more)

 
  "Bleh"by Tiffay K. (see profile) 07/01/11

Although I read this book fairly quick because it was an easy read, it just never "got there" for me. I wanted to like it but there was no depth to the characters and at times was easy to get lost in the... (read more)

 
  "The Ninth Wife"by Audrey H. (see profile) 06/19/11

This was a fun read, not very deep or involved as far as plot lines are concerned, but helped you view things from a different perspective. Cute and cautiously optimistic would describe it best.

 
  "The question raised was better than the book"by Kandee W. (see profile) 06/17/11

I liked the question raised...if you finally met your soul mate but found out he'd been married eight times, what would you do? I liked the story of Beth & her grandparents better than Beth & Rory. This... (read more)

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