Ahab's Wife

by Sena Jeter Naslund

HarperCollins | October 6, 2009 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Ahab's Wife is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.

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 an enthralling and compellingly readable saga, spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife gives new perspective on the American experience.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 6, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061983691

ISBN - 13: 9780061983696

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was o.k. This is the story of Ahab's wife, Captain Ahab from Moby Dick. This book follows Una from when she is a child living with her aunt, uncle and cousin at a lighthouse, to her leaving and stowing away as a cabin boy on a ship, then through her three marriages. It was ok. Way too long. There were so many different sections, things that happened... Some I was more interested in than others. My favourite part of the book was probably Una's four years at the lighthouse with her family. Other than that, my mind wandered a lot of the time (though there were bouts of interest), and when I wasn't reading, I wasn't being pulled back to read. The only reason I kept coming back to it was to finish it, and move on. Maybe I would have liked it more if I remembered Moby Dick from high school? I don't recall liking Moby Dick, though, so I'm not sure that would have helped. The interview with the author at the end of the book was interesting.
Date published: 2013-01-07

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Ahab's Wife

by Sena Jeter Naslund

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 6, 2009

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061983691

ISBN - 13: 9780061983696

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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 an enthralling and compellingly readable saga, spanning a rich, eventful, and dramatic life. At once a family drama, a romantic adventure, and a portrait of a real and loving marriage, Ahab's Wife gives new perspective on the American experience.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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