The Gallery of Vanished Husbands

The Gallery of Vanished Husbands

A Novel

Book - 2013
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" A stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford London, 1958. It's the eve of the sexual revolution, but in Juliet Montague's conservative Jewish community where only men can divorce women, shefinds herself a living widow, invisible. Ever since her husband disappeared seven years ago, Juliet has been a hardworking single mother of two and unnaturally practical. But on her thirtieth birthday, that's all about to change. A wealthy young artist asks to paint her portrait, and Juliet, moved by the powerful desire to be seen, enters into the burgeoning art world of 1960s London, which will bring her fame, fortune, and a life-long love aff air"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2013
ISBN: 9780142180549
Branch Call Number: FICTION SOLOMONS
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 21 cm


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Apr 26, 2018

I found the book engaging and surprising - most of the time I couldn't guess where the story was headed. I enjoyed the historical background of the tale and the cultural details too. The characters were likeable so I wanted to find out what happened to them. I do think it ran out steam a little towards the end but am now about to borrow another of hers and hope it will also be unconventional!

Sep 24, 2017

Definitely think I found my new favourite book.

Apr 15, 2014

A good read about women emerging from domesticity and daring to be different, without going overboard. I enjoyed the parallel with the author's relative. Lots of things to think about going on in the background while plot moves forward keeps the reader's interest.
Definitely going to read more of her work!

cm_haggerty Mar 09, 2014

The characters were vivid and unique. An extraordinary woman whose inability to fit in to her defined society caused her both grief and elation throughout her lifetime. Not a tearjerker but rather a read that would resonate with anyone who is always just a little on the outside and instead of trying to fit in a bubble wants to look for something a bit bigger.

Feb 27, 2014

The book was rather flat. Just when the plot got exacting it went flat again. It was okay, but why read okay when there are so many great books.


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