The Lunar Housewife

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Doubleday Books
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5.5 X 8.25 X 0.97 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

CAROLINE WOODS holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Boston University. She is the author of the debut novel Fräulein M., hailed as masterful by Booklist. Raised in Delaware, she now lives near Chicago with her husband and two daughters.


The Lunar Housewife is written with tremendous skill and an ingenious form. Caroline Woods is an imaginative artist, and this is serious fiction that resonates with a keen intelligence.
--Ha Jin, National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner award winning author of Waiting

The Lunar Housewife is wonderfully entertaining and slyly subversive. Caroline Woods pens a story that will linger in the memory!
--Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

"Caroline Woods' The Lunar Housewife is a smart, stylish page-turner that is at once a Cold War spy thriller, historical fiction, a sci-fi book-within-a-book, and a thumping good read. Woods keeps the tension almost unbearably high making it impossible to put down."
--Lara Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept

From page one you know you're in the hands of an immensely talented novelist. Caroline Woods takes on the 1950s Cold War era by spinning a historical thriller filled with censorship, espionage and danger that leaves both the narrator and reader wondering who and what they can trust. A sheer delight from start to finish."
--Renee Rosen, bestselling author of The Social Graces

A wild, rollicking ride that shows us the 1950s were anything but simpler times. Woods deftly rockets the reader through the Cold War, spy networks, living on the moon, and even into the life of Ernest Hemingway. Louise is the perfect feminist heroine, punching through the lies and misogyny to find her own truth in the world. Truly the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time.
--Crystal King, author of Feast of Sorrow and The Chef's Secret

The Lunar Housewife is a smart and stylish Cold War page-turner about a young woman who uncovers suspicious forces at work in the male-dominated literary world of 1950s New York City. I loved this book and didn't want it to end!
--Elise Hooper, author of Angels of the Pacific

Atmospheric writing pulled me in from the very first pages and an engaging novel-within a-novel kept me enthralled until the final words. A brilliant and wholly entertaining execution.
--Jenni L. Walsh, author of Becoming Bonnie and A Betting Woman

Caroline Woods gives us two-for-one in this artful mystery: a young writer negotiating the New York City publishing world in the 1950s, and the sci-fi novel she is writing based on her experience of sexism and intrigue, secrets and deceit.
--Daphne Kalotay, author of Russian Winter and Sight Reading