Books by Elizabeth Buchan

Elizabeth Buchan lives in London with her husband and two children. She began her career as a blurb writer for Penguin books and, later, became a Fiction Editor at Random House. To begin with, she juggled writing with motherhood and her publishing career


SEPARATE BEDS by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2011

"The comforting message here seems to be that the family that loses its money together stays together."
The already iffy equilibrium of a couple in mid-marriage distress comes under new pressures when the British economy crashes in Buchan's good-natured domestic dramedy (Wives Behaving Badly, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
WIVES BEHAVING BADLY by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2006

"Flabby, meandering and emotionally vacuous."
Second wife gets short shrift in Buchan's sequel to Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (2003). Read full book review >
EVERYTHING SHE THOUGHT SHE WANTED by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2005

"Barbara's story is the more realized; Siena's a tritely topical afterthought: neither profits from the pairing."
Two stories, set decades apart, reflect unreliably on the gender wars. Read full book review >
THE GOOD WIFE STRIKES BACK by Elizabeth Buchan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Another winner from the author of, most recently, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (Feb. 2003)."
Buchan again agreeably celebrates a middle-aged woman's use of guile and smartness to score subtle points and victories in taking back her life from a demanding husband. Read full book review >
REVENGE OF THE MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN by Elizabeth Buchan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2003

"A wry and elegant tale about a woman of a certain age fighting back and winning unexpected victories."
Britisher Buchan's US debut, the story of a middle-aged wife who, when her life and marriage fall apart, manages to fight back, move on, even hope for something better. Read full book review >
CONSIDER THE LILY by Elizabeth Buchan
Released: Oct. 6, 1993

"Absorbing romance, well-drawn, sympathetic characters, vivid evocation of the beauties of English gardens and country houses- -plus a nice fillip of the supernatural."
British writer Buchan (the paperback Daughters of the Storm, 1990) weaves a romantic, nostalgic tale of passion, dark family secrets, and the gentle solace of gardening, set in England in the Thirties and Forties. Read full book review >