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Book Subject Tag: Marriage

  • The doctor’s wife

    This is a novelization of the life and struggles of the first doctor in the world to perform successfuly surgery for breast cancer. The professional battle to overcome the scourge of breast cancer is mirrored by the surgeon’s tempestuous duels with his domineering female family members.

  • Twinkle twinkle

    A savvy novel about the strange marriage of a gay man and an unstable, alcoholic woman, “Twinkle Twinkle” takes an entirely fresh look at city life, commodity culture, marriage, forgiveness, and acceptance.

  • The key ; and, Diary of a mad old man

    These two modern classics by the great Japanese novelist Junichiro Tanizaki, both utilize the diary form to explore the authority that love and sex have over all.