Recipe for a Perfect Wife.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Date:
      Essay last updated: 20191105
    • Lexile:
      1050
    • Full Text Word Count:
      206
    • ISSN:
      00067385
    • Accession Number:
      139465886
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DONOHUE, N. Recipe for a Perfect Wife. Booklist, [s. l.], v. 116, n. 5, p. 18–19, 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=139465886&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 31 mar. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Donohue N. Recipe for a Perfect Wife. Booklist. 2019;116(5):18-19. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=139465886&custid=s6224580. Accessed March 31, 2020.
    • APA:
      Donohue, N. (2019). Recipe for a Perfect Wife. Booklist, 116(5), 18–19.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Donohue, Nanette. 2019. “Recipe for a Perfect Wife.” Booklist 116 (5): 18–19. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=139465886&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Donohue, N. (2019) ‘Recipe for a Perfect Wife’, Booklist, 116(5), pp. 18–19. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=139465886&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 31 March 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Donohue, N 2019, ‘Recipe for a Perfect Wife’, Booklist, vol. 116, no. 5, pp. 18–19, viewed 31 March 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Donohue, Nanette. “Recipe for a Perfect Wife.” Booklist, vol. 116, no. 5, Nov. 2019, pp. 18–19. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=139465886&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Donohue, Nanette. “Recipe for a Perfect Wife.” Booklist 116, no. 5 (November 2019): 18–19. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=139465886&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Donohue N. Recipe for a Perfect Wife. Booklist [Internet]. 2019 Nov [cited 2020 Mar 31];116(5):18–9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=139465886&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1

Alice Hale and her husband, Nathan, move from New York City to a suburban home with "vintage charm": original appliances, dated wallpaper, and a cache of 1950s women's magazines in the basement that belonged to the previous owner, Nellie Murdoch. Alice left her publicist job under difficult circumstances and is staying home to write a novel—an unsuccessful pursuit, thus far. When Alice stumbles across Nellie's old cookbook, she becomes fascinated by the woman's life. Then Alice's next-door neighbor passes along a bundle of unmailed letters that Nellie wrote to her mother—letters that tell a much different story than the one found in the cookbook. Alternating chapters tell Nellie's story, revealing the devastating truths behind her picture-perfect life. Brown (The Life Lucy Knew, 2018) 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, this could be a breakout hit for Brown. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.