My Father's Wives

My Father's Wives

Large Print - 2015
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Jonathan Sweetwater has been blessed with money, a fulfilling career, great kids and Claire, his smart, gorgeous, sophisticated wife. But there is one thing Jonathan never had: a relationship with his father. Percival Sweetwater III has been absent from his son's life since Jonathan was nine years old. A five-term U.S. senator, now dead, Percy was beloved by presidents, his constituents, and women alike, especially the five women who married him after Jonathan's mother. Jonathan hasn't thought about Percy or the hole he left in his life for years. Dedicated to Claire and his family, he's nothing like his serial monogamist father. But then Jonathan discovers evidence that everything in his marriage may not be as perfect as he thought. Hurt and uncertain what to do, he knows that the only way to move forward is to go back. On this quest for understanding, about himself, about manhood, about marriage, Jonathan decides to track down his father's five ex-wives. His journey will take him from cosmopolitan cities to the mile-high mountains to a tropical island and ultimately back to confront the one thing Jonathan has that his father never did: home.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781410478528
Characteristics: 375 p. (large print) ; cm
Alternative Title: My father's wives : a novel


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Apr 17, 2015

I never really caught the significance of the main character Jonathan needing to understand his father in order to figure out his own marriage.

Apr 13, 2015

An interesting read, I was curious to find out how meeting his father's ex-wives was going to help Jonathan come to terms with himself.


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