Saturday, April 18, 2015

(31)The Wednesday Group by Sylvia True


Gail, Hannah, Bridget, Lizzie, and Flavia all have something in common.  Their husbands have an addiction - to sex. Gail's husband has a thing for coeds, Hannah caught her husband having sex with another man in a public restroom, Bridget's husband has an addiction to online dating sites, Lizzie's husband has an addiction to online porn, and Flavia's husband was arrested after groping women on the subway.  The five women meet when they attend a support group for women who are married to addicts.  The women all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but this one similarity has bonded them in a way that they never thought possible.  The women all handle their situations in different ways and they all handle their relationship with their spouses in different ways.  As their sessions continue the women come to different conclusions about the future of their marriages. Will they be able to live a "happy ever after" life.

The Wednesday Group is a book about a group of women at a low point in their lives.  They all married their husbands expecting to have a "happy ever after" kind of life, but those dreams are shattered when they discovered their spouses were addicts.  I can't say that I particularly liked all of the women, but I can understand their feelings of fear, mistrust, and heartbreak.  Each woman just let their feelings manifest in different ways that I can't even necessarily agree with.  I will say that the ending felt a little incomplete.  I know being married to an addict isn't something that has complete resolution - ever, let alone in 288 pages, but it just felt like there could have been a little more to wrap things up.


Bottom line - The Wednesday Group can be a bit difficult to read because of the subject matter, so it's not for everyone.  Let me know what you think!

Details:
  • The Wednesday Group by Sylvia True
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  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication Date: 3/24/2015
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