Coupon
Private Life
by Jane Smiley


Overview -

Here is the powerful, deeply affecting story of one Margaret Mayfield, from her childhood in post Civil War Missouri to California in the throes of World War II.When Margaret marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early at the age of twenty-seven, she narrowly avoids condemning herself to life as an old maid.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $15.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 58 copies from $2.99
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Private Life by Jane Smiley
 
 
 
Overview

Here is the powerful, deeply affecting story of one Margaret Mayfield, from her childhood in post Civil War Missouri to California in the throes of World War II.When Margaret marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early at the age of twenty-seven, she narrowly avoids condemning herself to life as an old maid. Instead, knowing little about marriage and even less about her husband, she moves with Andrew to his naval base in California. Margaret stands by Andrew during tragedies both historical and personal, but as World War II approaches and the secrets of her husband s scientific and academic past begin to surface, she is forced to reconsider the life she had so carefully constructed.
A riveting and nuanced novel of marriage and family, Private Lifereveals the mysteries of intimacy and the anonymity that endures even in lives lived side by side.

"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781400033195
  • ISBN-10: 1400033195
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Page Count: 403


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Literary

 
BAM Customer Reviews