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The Resource A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife

Label
A Reliable Wife
Title
A Reliable Wife
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by Robert Goolrick
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways.With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis
Summary
Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets
Tone
Writing style
Character
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302779
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Goolrick, Robert
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
A Reliable Wife
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:9ec9dfa0-9577-4101-afde-643fce799726
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616200008
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Reliable Wife
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ec9dfa0-9577-4101-afde-643fce799726
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616200008
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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