In 1907, in a small Wisconsin town that bears his name, Ralph Truitt, the wealthy owner of an iron foundry, waits on the cusp of a looming blizzard for the train carrying Catherine Land, his mail-o
A Reliable WifeAlright now, this was an extremely interesting book. Why? Well, I don't think I have ever read about sex so much in anything before. The sex was either happening, going to happen, had happened or was being thought about happening. I have suggested this book for our next bookclub discussion and I am wondering what the other members will be thinking. It sure will be interesting to discuss.
Poor Mr. Truit, his life was a mess. From his childhood with a horrible mother through his life to his first marriage, things just never got better for him. The tragedy of loosing his daughter and his wife leaves him in limbo for 20 years until he advertises for a reliable wife. Oh boy, and so begins phase II of his horrors???or is it more like the beginning of the end of the horrors. I'm still not sure. When he takes Ms Land as wife #2, the reliable wife has lied to him about her past of debauchery, drugs and pure madness. So it goes, a story of both their pasts coming together and catching up with both of them.
I'd have to say in the end the story holds up and it was well worth the read and I know that it will be quite a bookclub night !!!