The Doctor’s House by Ann Beattie

Issue #87
Spring 2002

Ann Beattie,
The Doctor’s House, a novel: A fascinating, emotionally complex chronicle of a Cambridge copyeditor who is mourning her husband’s accidental death; her brother, who is seeking out women from high school for sex; and their alcoholic mother-all of them trying to unfetter themselves from the tyrannical doctor who was father and husband. (Scribner)