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Friday, April 27, 2012

Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

I was given a copy of Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund. I can't give you much of a review because I didn't finish the book. I found the story about Captain Ahab's Wife, as a follow up to Moby Dick, less than plausible. I have enjoyed other books by Sena Jeter Naslund, such as Abundance - the story of Marie Antoinette. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this. 

Reading guide here 

From the cover:
From the opening line - "Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last" - you will know that you are in the hands of a master storyteller and in the company of a fascinating woman hero. Inspired by a brief passage in Moby Dick, Sena Jeter Naslund has created and enthralling and compelling readable saga, spanning a rich, eventful and dramatic life. At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and living marriage, Ahab's Wife gives a new perspective on the American experiences.


So many books, so little time said...

I hate when this happens, I couldn't read anything following up Moby Dick. It is possibly my most regretted book, I found it an uphill battle all the way and took me a week to get through.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

The Tote Trove said...

I've heard about this book and always wondered about it. Interestingly, your review confirmed my suspicions. Thanks for sharing.