Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum, Or Can Comparisons Spoil a Book?

Posted March 26, 2015 in Discussions, Reviews / 12 Comments
Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum, Or Can Comparisons Spoil a Book?

(I have done my best to avoid spoilers, but this post contains vague references to Hausfrau’s ending. Readers who don’t want to be spoiled might want to stop reading.) Rarely has a day passed in the last few weeks that I haven’t seen at least one review of Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum in my feed reader. Narrated by an American expat living with her Swiss husband and three small children in a suburb of Zurich, this novel deals with isolation, depression, […]