A Young Wife

A Young Wife

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Minke Van Aisma journeys across three continents, moving from a life of opulence in Amsterdam to the immigrant experience in nineteenth-century New York, in her efforts to find her kidnapped son and take revenge on those responsible for his abduction.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Description: 289 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781451612721
Branch Call Number: Lewi


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Aug 07, 2013

I can't tell you how many hours of sleep I lost, staying up late to read "just one more chapter". This fictional narrative spans years and countries, but throughout it all you can't help but love the main character, Minke. She is flawed, but loving, and even while I'm cringing at some of her decisions, I find myself applauding her for her rationale. This is somewhat of an intricate coming-of-age novel, a bit of an adventure novel, a beautifully done historical piece, and a great, moving summer read. I highly recommend it for general fiction and historical fiction fans.

Mar 29, 2013

This was the first book that I read from my Grab & Go bag. I loved it! The writing was great, the characters were developed, and nothing came as predictable. This would be a great book for a book club. (March 29, 2013)

May 06, 2012

Wonderful read! The characters spring to life, the story is full of interest and adventure.

Mar 15, 2012

Held captive from the first page to the end. Love greed and betrayal are the forces that guide one through the 2 years of The Young Wife's story. An excellent book.

jessica_wirth Jul 01, 2011

Great book! I would definitely recommend it to anyone that likes a strong woman lead!

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