A Reliable Wife (Paperback)
Summer '10 Reading Group List
“This debut novel, set in the early 1900s, is a beautifully written psychological mystery, almost gothic at times. Advertising for 'a reliable wife,' Ralph Truitt, wealthy businessman, gets more than he realizes when Catherine Land steps off the train. Secrets on top of secrets, all revealed in Goolrick's lyrical prose in this a beautiful examination of love and regret.”
— Leslie Reiner, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL
Traditional Chinese edition of A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. The story opens in a windy and cold October in 1907 Wisconsin, at the platform of a train station Ralph Truitt, a wealthy widower, awaits his mail order bride to arrive. He wanted a reliable wife, but she, as it turns out, wants his estate and to be his widow. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.