Alan cheuse reviews while i was gone by sue miller thirty years ago jo becker ran out on her marriage, assumed a new identity, moved into a group house, and lived a bohemian, romantic life until her best friend was violently murdered. While i was gone is an exquisitely suspenseful novel about how quickly and casually a marriage can be destroyed, how a good wife can find herself placing all she holds dear at risk in expert strokes, sue miller captures the precariousness of even the strongest ties, the ease with which we abandon each other, and our need to be forgiven.
By sue miller the questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of sue miller's while i was gone we hope they will aid your understanding of the many themes and issues that underlie miller's powerfully moving story of a middle-aged woman who, drawn by the currents of passion, grief. While i was gone sue miller, author knopf/everyman's library $24 (288p) isbn 978-0-375-40112-1 more by and about this author but while the pacing, tone and measured exposition are handled.
While i was gone by sue miller was a difficult book to enjoy i found that the book was written well, but it was hard for me to have any sympathy for the main character, jo becker: a 50-ish woman, married, three daughters, and had a thriving career as a veterinarian.
Sue miller booklist sue miller message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of while i was gone jo rushed into marriage and a career as a teacher only to find she was vaguely dissatisfied, enough to run away from both. Brothersjuddcom reviews sue miller's while i was gone - grade: d home | reviews me just say that i fear for a nation where it's treated as a great moral dilemma when someone has to decide whether to report that they have information about a murder while i was gone by sue miller (book browse) -review (jay parini--new york times.
Buy a cheap copy of while i was gone book by sue miller oprah book club® selection, may 2000: in her still startling debut, the good mother, sue miller explored the premium we put on passion--and the terrible burden it free shipping over $10. Despite being a finely tuned take on a good marriage suddenly imperiled by the vagaries of the heart, this latest from the popular miller is more a perceptive study than absorbing story both joe and daniel—never very credible to begin with—remain one- dimensional ideas rather than full-blooded characters. While i was gone by sue miller sue miller's while i was gone is a compelling story filled with emotion, suspense, and an overwhelming sense of nostalgia that promises to keep the reader engaged until the very end.
While i was gone summary & study guide sue miller this study guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of while i was gone.
Sue miller this study guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of while i was gone. A conversation with sue miller michelle huneven is the author of the novels round rock and jamesland she and sue miller have been friends for twenty-two years michelle huneven: you’ve been writing books from varying points of view while i was gone is in the first person, as was your first novel, the good mother.