Listed in Guardian's 2019 in Books: What You'll be Reading this Year
Listed in The Atlantic's The 15 Best Books of 2019
Lina, a homemaker in suburban Indiana, is a decade into a passionless marriage when she embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming and transforms her life. Sloane, a glamorous entrepreneur in the northeast, is married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. Maggie, a high school student in North Dakota, begins a relationship with her married English teacher that will have extraordinary consequences for them both — as well as the community in which they live.
Over the past eight years, Lisa Taddeo, an award-winning journalist and longtime contributor to New York and Esquire, embedded herself with three ordinary women to write this deeply immersive account of their erotic lives and longings. The result — shocking, powerful, and timely — reads like George Packer’s The Unwinding, but for sex. Three Women is a major work from an exhilarating new talent.