by Gloria Nagy

What Happens When the Dream Family Wakes Up?

40-plus marrieds Annie and Mickey Wilder have been best friends since childhood. Recently transplanted from New York to California, thanks to Mickey’s stardom in a hit TV series, the Wilders and their two grown children are Hollywood’s dream family, and the envy of all their friends.

Now it’s Thanksgiving Day, and Annie’s birthday. Her family is gathering for what she’s sure will degenerate into a celebration worthy of a Eugene O’Neil drama. She’s not far from wrong. Soon, Annie and Mickey are questioning everything they ever wanted—or thought they wanted…including the one thing they assumed would last forever: their love for each other.

Filled with Gloria Nagy’s trademark wit and wicked gift for satire, MARRIAGE is a wonderfully fresh, incisive portrait of a couple in crisis—and a funny, smart and moving look at midlife love.


MARRIAGE is a modern masterpiece. A giant, lusty, heart-wrenching, hilarious saga of mid-life marriage.” —Patricia Aburdeen, Megatrends for Women

There is no surer way to court disaster than to look at your life and pronounce it nearly perfect. Annie Wilder should have known better.”—Atlanta Journal and Constitution

…a page-turner with wit and insights into that rare animal, a long-lived marriage.” —Kirkus Reviews

Bright, witty, and brisk…puts a refreshing, thoughtful spin on a Hollywood marriage in turmoil.” —Publishers Weekly

A rich cast of characters. A compelling saga.”— The Chattanooga Times

Brimful of domestic wisdom. Wonderfully readable.” — Fay Weldon

Many people claim to know what marriage is or is not. But few write about its familiar yet mysterious realm as Gloria Nagy does in this sensitive, humorous, and compassionate novel.” — Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate

MARRIAGE is for men and women. Nagy writes with an acerbic wit. Hilarious.”— Digby Diehl, Good Morning America

Nagy is masterly at charting the nearly imperceptible way things fall apart.”— Karen Karbo, Newsday

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