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The Wives of Henry Oades

A Novel

by Johanna Moran

The Wives of Henry Oades
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    Feb 2010, 384 pages

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A debut novel set New Zealand and California in the late 1800's, based on a remarkable true story - Paperback

31 BookBrowse readers reviewed The Wives of Henry Oades, with 27 of them rating it 4 or 5 stars. Nearly all agree it's sure to be a hit with book clubs. Here's what they had to say:

Based on a true story, this book proves that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. For example, what would you do if the wife and children of the man you married showed up on the doorstep, years after everyone thought they were dead? How this situation plays out keeps the reader turning the pages and the result is a testimonial to the power of love and to the compassion of two extraordinary women (Vy A). The author portrays the two wives and the husband in such a way that I could see each one, their situations, viewpoints and feelings very clearly. I really felt for these people. Knowing that this story was based on true events, I just couldn't put the book down! It's absolutely unforgettable (Jean N)...

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