Three Women


by Lisa Taddeo


'A book that blazes, glitters and cuts to the heart of who we are. I'm not sure that a book can do much more' SUNDAY TIMES

'I will probably re-read it every year of my life' CAITLIN MORAN

'This book will stay with me. As unputdownable as the most page-turning fiction' JOJO MOYES

'Gripping, powerful and enraging' DAVID NICHOLLS

'It'll knock the breath right out of you' STYLIST

All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn't touch her?

All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?

All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?

Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.

'Like a true crime story – in which the crime is desire' ELLE

'Will amaze you. Will enrage you. Will astound you' JESSIE BURTON

'Reading Three Women is like reading the diary you could have never hoped to write. It pulses like an artery' OBSERVER

'The book every man should read this summer' ESQUIRE

'Wow. I literally could not put it down' GWYNETH PALTROW

  • Bloomsbury Publishing; July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781526611666
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Three Women
  • Author: Lisa Taddeo
  • Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing

In The Press

Extraordinary. I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women

About The Author

Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.