The Bride Stripped Bare

The Bride Stripped Bare

A Novel

Book - 2004
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A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the Good Wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one who's discovered that her new marriage contains mysteries of its own. Inspired by a manuscript written by an anonymous Elizabethan woman who dared to speak of what women truly desire, she tastes for the first time the intoxicating power of knowing what she wants and how to get it. The question is, How long can she sustain a perilous double life?

In writing The Bride Stripped Bare, the author decided to remain anonymous so she would feel absolutely free to explore a woman's inner world. As she writes in her afterword, "That doesn't mean this book is a memoir; it's many things to me, fiction and nonfiction, fantasy and fact, a quilt pieced together not only from my stories but those of my friends."

Coolly impassioned, The Bride Stripped Bare tells startling truths about love and sex. It will make you question whether it is ever entirely possible to know another person.

Publisher: New York : Fourth Estate, 2004.
ISBN: 9780007162260
Characteristics: viii, 374 p. ;,19 cm.


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jjaacarter Sep 13, 2012

Couldnt connect with the main character at all. The story was unbelievable and boring at times. I absolutly hate the way the author writes. Its hard to read and stay focused. I almost had to force myself to finish this book. NOT a nikki Gemmell fan. :(

hippyheart Jun 29, 2010

yes, it is shocking, but even more shocking that the author thought she could get away with being 'anonymous'!

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