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The Headmaster's Wife

By Thomas Christopher Greene

The Headmaster's Wife
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2014,
    288 pages.

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  • Nancy L. (Denver, NC)


    The Headmaster's Wife
    I did not like this book at all. The characters were not realistic and the premise of the book was confusing. Right in the middle of the book, everything changed with no warning and made the premise hard to believe. Sorry.
  • Jan Z. (Jefferson, SD)


    Headmaster's Wife
    Was this a love story? A coming of "old age" novel? A story about the results of grief unshared? I felt like it could have been a good story about any of these topics but that the author couldn't really decide which one of them to handle well, so he handled them all somewhat poorly.
    The way the story was written in two very different parts was interesting and done well. The clues given in the first part which indicated all was not as it seemed kept me reading into the second part. Without those intriguing morsels I probably wouldn't have continued with the book.
    The second half was predictable, the timeline was somewhat unclear at times, and the characters were predictable and trite - an affair with a "queasy" tennis pro, a suicide attempt, an introduction to a rebellious teenager son who later died in the war, and the ending was all too easy…
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