I went by the used book store a couple of weeks ago and came home with some not-so-new books. Today's teaser is from The Longings of Women by Marge Piercy, and it was copyrighted in 1994. Although the book is almost 20 years old, I think this passage still works today. I'm enjoying the story.
"... Didn't Shaw say that a woman would rather have a part of a good man than all of a boring one?"
"I noticed he didn't say a man would rather have a good woman one day a week and share her with six other men, than have a stupid wife every day and night. I am sure he insisted on fidelity from Mrs. Shaw....." (Page 91)
Synopsis from Amazon: Her marriage over, her life unraveling, writer Leila Landsman turns to work, and finds herself drawn to the sensational story of Becky Burgess, a young woman accused of killing her husband with the help of her teenage lover. Becky thought she'd escaped the grim poverty of her childhood when she married up, but her husband was soon planning to trade her in for a newer model. And that's just what happened to Mary Burke, whose middle class life ended with her divorce. Now Leila's housecleaner, Mary has a secret: she is homeless.
They are three very different women who share the same longings: to be seen for who they are, to be valued and loved, but most of all, to have a physical and emotional home that can't be taken away...