One of the titles we've been buzzing about nonstop has been Leah Stewart's Husband and Wife, the follow-up to her acclaimed novel The Myth of You and Me, which was named one of People Magazine's 10 Best Reads. Husband and Wife is the story of Sarah Price, a 35 year old mother who traded her MFA for a steady job that would enable her husband to pursue fiction writing full-time. When Sarah discovers that his novel, Infidelity, is based on real-life adultery, Sarah’s world is turned upside down. Adding to her confusion, her husband abdicates responsibility for the fate of their relationship and his novel’s publication—a financial lifesaver they have been depending upon—leaving both in Sarah’s hands. Reeling from the betrayal, she is plagued by dark questions. How well does she really know Nathan? And more importantly, how well does she know herself? For answers, Sarah looks back to her artistic 20-something self, embarking on a surprising journey in the process.
Virginia's ALA Midwinter presentation of the book can be found here.