Several years ago, the University of Michigan awarded the
undergraduate Avery Hopward prise to Mildred Walker for a promising
first novel, Fireweed. Now her third is the January choice of the
Literary Guild - unusual progress for a young writer. DR. NORTON'S
WIFE is a psychological novel, with a medical background - ??
popular at the moment. Against a screen of a medical school with
the members of the faculty and their wives, is played out the
triangle drama of a ?? member, his wife, who is a hopeless invalid,
and her sister, a divorcee, living with them and keeping house in
her sister's place. Sue is the focus of the story, and the tragedy
of change in her relations with her husband and her ?? the world
around her is extremely well done. In the ultimate triumph of a ??
best understanding and relationship, counterbalancing the
attraction of health and love ?? sympathy, one feels a wish to
believe something that is made almost but not quite ??ineing. Easy
reading, with promise of greater development. (Kirkus Reviews)
"Dr. Norton's Wife" was praised for its quiet honesty and artistic
integrity when it was first published in 1938. It stands up firmly
as a portrait of a marriage subjected to the strain of unexpected
invalidism. As a doctor's wife, Sue Norton is no stranger to
matters of life and death. But medical shoptalk screens her from
the realities of illness until she is diagnosed with multiple
sclerosis. Never clinical, Walker, herself the wife of a doctor,
accurately describes the disease's progress and the adjustments
necessary to cope with it. The result is a tender story of "the
marriage of true minds."
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