'Hausfrau' By Jill Alexander Essbaum

March 17, 2015 1:06 PM

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'Hausfrau' By Jill Alexander Essbaum

The Bottom Line is a weekly review combining plot description and analysis with fun tidbits about the book.

What we think: Hausfrau opens with the kind of simple, striking line that compels you to read on: “Anna was a good wife, mostly.” What does it mean, that “mostly”? As it turns out, the better question is, what does “good” mean? Can it mean anything Anna wants it to mean?

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