Private life

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Here is the powerful, deeply affecting story of one Margaret Mayfield, from her childhood in post–Civil War Missouri to California in the throes of World War II. When Margaret marries Captain Andrew Jackson Jefferson Early at the age of twenty-seven, she narrowly avoids condemning herself to life as an old maid. Instead, knowing little about marriage and even less about her husband, she moves with Andrew to his naval base in California. Margaret stands by Andrew during tragedies both historical and personal, but as World War II approaches and the secrets of her husband's scientific and academic past begin to surface, she is forced to reconsider the life she had so carefully constructed.

A riveting and nuanced novel of marriage and family, Private Life reveals the mysteries of intimacy and the anonymity that endures even in lives lived side by side.

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subject_facet Marriage -- Fiction, Officers' spouses -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, United States. -- Navy -- Officers -- Fiction
title_display Private life : a novel
title_full Private Life, Private life : a novel / Jane Smiley
title_short Private life :
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Marriage, Officers, Officers' spouses, Romance