Friday, July 26, 2013

Eight fictional women who stood by their men

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Rebecca Jane Stokes tagged eight fictional women who stood by their men, including:
Kathy (Little Children, Tom Perrotta).

In this novel about repressed sexuality and stifled dreams set in a small suburb, married former feminist Sarah begins an affair with hunky, also married Todd. Though Sarah’s husband eventually leaves her, Todd’s gorgeous wife, Kathy, holds on. (Though she cannot get over the fact that he picked Sarah, a woman she deems ugly, for his extramarital activity.)
Read about the other women on the list.

Little Children is on Sonja Lyubomirsky's list of six top books that examine the idea of happiness.

Sarah from Little Children is one of the ten worst mothers in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue