A reliable wife
A reliable wife

Goolrick, Robert, 1948- author.


Publication Information
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2009.

Physical Description
8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Compact disc.

Subject Term
Marriage -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Wisconsin -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.


Added Author
Feurstein, Mark,

Local Subject
Spoken compact disc collection.

Set in 1907 Wisconsin, Catherine Land, who's survived a traumatic early life by using her wits and sexuality as weapons, happens on a newspaper ad from a well-to-do businessman in need of a "reliable wife, " she invents a plan to benefit from his riches and his need. Her new husband, Ralph Truitt, discovers she's deceived him the moment she arrives in his remote hometown. Driven by a complex mix of emotions and simple animal attraction, he marries her anyway. After the wedding, Catherine helps Ralph search for his estranged son and, despite growing misgivings, begins to poison him with small doses of arsenic. Ralph sickens but doesn't die, and their story unfolds in ways neither they nor the reader expect.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)AudiobookSCD FICTION GOO 8 DISCS11Audiobooks