Mrs. Kimble

Mrs. Kimble

by Jennifer Haigh

Narrated by Martha Plimpton

Unabridged — 10 hours, 48 minutes

Jennifer Haigh
Mrs. Kimble

Mrs. Kimble

by Jennifer Haigh

Narrated by Martha Plimpton

Unabridged — 10 hours, 48 minutes

Jennifer Haigh

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Overview

“Beautiful, devastating and complex.” —Chicago Tribune

The award-winning debut novel from Jennifer Haigh, author of BakerTowers, The Condition, and Faith, tells the story of Birdie, Joan, and Dinah, three women who marry the same charismatic, predatory, and enigmatic opportunist: Ken Kimble. Resonating with emotional intensity and narrative innovation reminiscent of Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible, and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Haigh’s Mrs. Kimble is a timeless story of grief, passion, heartache, deception, and the complex riddle of love.


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Clever…Haigh has certainly succeeded in creating a trio of memorable characters. The three Mrs. Kimbles—a deserted housewife, a frustrated feminist and a disappointed mother—present the whole gamut of family values gone awry.” — Washington Post Book World

“An affecting tale of the power of a charismatic predator and the acquiesence of his victims…sharply observed.” — Boston Globe

“The talent evident in this novel is stunning. The question is not whether Haigh might turn out to be a good writer. Rather, we have the intriguing possibility that the next great American author is already in print.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“I read Jennifer Haigh’s novel straight through. . . caught up in the world of three women who marry the same duplicitous man. . . . The Mrs. Kimbles are hard to put down.” — USA Today

“Luminous...A beautiful novel with memorable vibrant characters.” — Booklist

“Vivid and moving…The book’s detail-packed, omniscient point of view makes it a guilty pleasure for readers who love to snoop on the woman next door. . . . Mrs. Kimble exists as a work of unique poignancy. Read it to grieve with its characters, to sit with them as they struggle to go on in their troubled worlds, and to cheer them when they somehow find the way.” — Buffalo News

“Haigh has created three women undermined by their own vulnerabilities, and their stories raise the ageless questions of why smart women do stupid things; why good women are drawn to bad men. Haigh can only suggest the answers, but she makes you understand why these three women all were eager to become the wives of the mysterious Mr. Kimble.” — Hartford Courant

“At turns beautiful, devastating and complex, Mrs. Kimble explores the interplay between deception and vulnerability, betraying Haigh’s ambitious talent in the process.” — Chicago Tribune

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The talent evident in this novel is stunning. The question is not whether Haigh might turn out to be a good writer. Rather, we have the intriguing possibility that the next great American author is already in print.

USA Today

I read Jennifer Haigh’s novel straight through. . . caught up in the world of three women who marry the same duplicitous man. . . . The Mrs. Kimbles are hard to put down.

Buffalo News

Vivid and moving…The book’s detail-packed, omniscient point of view makes it a guilty pleasure for readers who love to snoop on the woman next door. . . . Mrs. Kimble exists as a work of unique poignancy. Read it to grieve with its characters, to sit with them as they struggle to go on in their troubled worlds, and to cheer them when they somehow find the way.

Hartford Courant

Haigh has created three women undermined by their own vulnerabilities, and their stories raise the ageless questions of why smart women do stupid things; why good women are drawn to bad men. Haigh can only suggest the answers, but she makes you understand why these three women all were eager to become the wives of the mysterious Mr. Kimble.

Washington Post Book World

Clever…Haigh has certainly succeeded in creating a trio of memorable characters. The three Mrs. Kimbles—a deserted housewife, a frustrated feminist and a disappointed mother—present the whole gamut of family values gone awry.

Boston Globe

An affecting tale of the power of a charismatic predator and the acquiesence of his victims…sharply observed.

Booklist

Luminous...A beautiful novel with memorable vibrant characters.

Chicago Tribune

At turns beautiful, devastating and complex, Mrs. Kimble explores the interplay between deception and vulnerability, betraying Haigh’s ambitious talent in the process.

USA Today

I read Jennifer Haigh’s novel straight through. . . caught up in the world of three women who marry the same duplicitous man. . . . The Mrs. Kimbles are hard to put down.

Chicago Tribune

At turns beautiful, devastating and complex, Mrs. Kimble explores the interplay between deception and vulnerability, betraying Haigh’s ambitious talent in the process.

Booklist

Luminous...A beautiful novel with memorable vibrant characters.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940173636843
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2004
Edition description: Unabridged

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