Literary Wives: How to Be a Good Wife

Is a good wife somebody who is exact in self-sacrificing and serving her family? Is a bad wife one who is crazy, perhaps while pursuing autonomy? These are the choices presented in the character of Marta Bjornstad in Emma Chapman’s How to Be a Good Wife (2013). We review this novel as part of the... Continue Reading →

The Best Revenge: You’re Living Well, Elizabeth Smart

I still remember the day in June 2002 when our local news reported the disappearance of Elizabeth Smart.  We live in a suburb north of Salt Lake City, where Elizabeth lived, and the state community immediately rallied around her family and searched frantically for her.  She had been kidnapped at knife-point from her Salt Lake... Continue Reading →

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