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Recipe for a Perfect Wife

  • Karma Brown
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  • ISBN-10: 1432877283
  • ISBN-13: 9781432877286
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 490 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2020

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Overview

An International Bestselling Author

When Alice Hale follows her husband to the New York suburbs — and a big, empty house — she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home's basement. She becomes captivated by the cookbook’s previous owner — 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook’s pages Nellie left clues about her life. When Alice uncovers a more sinister side to Nellie’s marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with the mounting pressures in her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Brown kills it; her latest is a winner.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“[Brown] excels at bringing the complexities of women’s lives to the page, and her latest novel questions how much has really changed for women over the last 60 years. The pacing is brisk, the characters are appealing, and both time lines are equally well realized. Thoughtful, clever, and surprisingly dark.”

— Booklist

“Brown skillfully alternates between Alice’s modern world and Nellie’s in the 1950s. With plentiful historical details (including recipes and depressingly hilarious marriage advice), the pages devoted to Nellie come to life. . . . An engaging and suspenseful look at how the patriarchy shaped women’s lives in the 1950s and continues to do so today.”

— Kirkus Reviews