adultery -- fiction

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

By Carole Bellacera

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When can Leigh justify cheating on her husband? When she finds proof that he has been spending time in the arms of his young secretary. So she decides that enough is enough and allows herself to begin a relationship. Now, Leigh must be willing to make a major sacrifice, and change the course of her life forever.

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Cypress Point

By Diane Chamberlain

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When his wife, Mara, suffers an aneurysm and is left disabled in a nursing home, Liam Somers turns to Joelle D'Angelo seeking comfort . . . first as a friend and eventually as a lover. But nothing is as it seems, and the pair are torn by guilt and uncertainty as another man claims to be the real father of Mara's child. (Catalog summary)
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The Senator's Wife

By Sue Miller

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Miller takes readers deep into the private lives of women with this mesmerizing portrait of two marriages exposed in all their shame and imperfection, and in their stubborn, unyielding love. (Catalog summary)
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The Death of Mr. Love

By Indra Sinha

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This novel was inspired by a true story where the victim became a villain and the killer became a hero, offers a rare and fascinating insight into the psychosexual undercurrents of Indian life. The reverberations from the notorious Nanavati society murder in 1950s Bombay -- the fatal consequence of an affair between an Indian playboy and his married English lover -- were so great that they reached the offices of Prime Minister Nehru and changed the face of the Indian justice system irrevocably. What is not known -- has never been known -- is that a second, connected crime, so cruel that it destroyed the lives of two women, went unreported and has remained unpunished. Until now.
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The Master Butcher's Singing Club

By Louise Erdrich

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Having survived the killing fields of World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns home to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend who was killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious set of knives, Fidelis sets out for America, getting as far as North Dakota, where he builds a business, a home for his family -- which includes Eva and four sons -- and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New -- in the person of Delphine Watzka -- the great adventure of Fidelis's life begins. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted; she meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine's life.

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Disobedience

By Jane Hamilton

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"Reading someone else's e-mail is a quiet, clean enterprise. There is no pitterpattering around the room, no opening and closing the desk drawers, no percussive creasing as you draw the paper from the envelope and unfold it. There is no sound but the melody of dial-up, the purity of the following Gregorian tones, and the sweet nihilistic measure of static."

Teenager Henry reads his mother's e-mail and shakes the foundations of his family.

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