The Doctor's Wife (Moore novel)

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The Doctor's Wife
First Canadian edition
Author Brian Moore
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux (US)
McClelland & Stewart (Canada)
Jonathan Cape (UK)
Publication date

The Doctor's Wife is a novel by Northern Irish-Canadian writer Brian Moore, published (by Jonathan Cape in the United Kingdom) in 1976. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize,[1] it tells the story of Sheila Redden, a doctor's wife from Belfast, who takes an American lover eleven years her junior while in Paris. She then separates from both her husband and her new lover.


  1. ^ "Brian Moore". The Man Booker Prizes. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2015.