Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Plural. Rest assured that Cate Quinn’s novel titled, Black Widows, is not about spiders. Set in rural Utah, the novel explores the lives of a family practicing the tradition of plural marriage. The point of view shifts among three wives of Blake Nelson, and our understanding of these characters changes as the novel progresses. First wife Rachel seems obedient and reticent. Second wife Tina seems rebellious and unmoored. Young wife Emily seems naïve and frightened. Quinn develops each character with empathy and skill and moves them through a plot that will entertain most fiction fans. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Black Widows from amazon.com.