• "Hilarious and touching"

    Erica Wagner, The Times
  • "Meg Wolitzer is so funny and clever she should be bottled and sold as tonic"

    Allison Pearson
  • "It’s funny, and it’s brilliant, and I press it on everyone I know"

    Rachel Cooke, BBC Radio 4, A Good Read
  • "A triumph of tone and observation, The Wife is a blithe, brilliant take on sexual politics"

    Lorrie Moore
  • "With a great lightness of touch, Wolitzer's novel satirises American literary circles of the Seventies and Eighties and traces the generation of wives who poured their own creative energies into "stoking the fires" of their husbands' reputations"

    Emma Hagestadt, Independent