The Doctor's Wife
NPR stories about The Doctor's Wife
This collection is made up of 91 little chunks of flash fiction — a form that seems ideally suited to our fragmented times (think short, easily absorbed texts like NPR's Three Minute Fictions). Taken all together, they form a finely etched autobiographical portrait of a family that spans 50 years, and three generations.
At its heart: a woman whose life unfolds within a household role limited by her times. The character called simply