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Book Riot's 50 Must-Read Books About Complicated Marriages

"The list below features some of literature's most memorable and complex stories of matrimonial strife. Some couples face personal challenges—betrayal, incompatibility, falling out of love. Some are vexed by circumstances beyond their control. Some are just disasters from the start. But all these must-read books about complicated marriages focus on the myriad ways that couples can go off the rails."
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Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
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What We Were Promised (Lucy Tan)
What We Were Promised (Lucy Tan)
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A Separation (Katie Kitamura)
A Separation (Katie Kitamura)
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The Children Act
The Children Act
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Marriage of a Thousand Lies (S. J. Sindu)
Marriage of a Thousand Lies (S. J. Sindu)
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An Excess Male (Maggie Shen King)
An Excess Male (Maggie Shen King)
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Fates and Furies (Florida) (Lauren Groff)
Fates and Furies (Florida) (Lauren Groff)
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Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
Olive Kitteridge (Elizabeth Strout)
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The Pilot's Wife (Anita Shreve)
The Pilot's Wife (Anita Shreve)
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An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
An American Marriage (Tayari Jones)
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The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
The Time Traveller's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Taylor Jenkins Reid)
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Shelter (Jung Yun)
Shelter (Jung Yun)
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Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
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The Wife (Meg Wolitzer)
The Wife (Meg Wolitzer)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
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Loving Frank (Nancy Horan)
Loving Frank (Nancy Horan)
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Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
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Ahab's Wife (Sena Jeter Naslund)
Ahab's Wife (Sena Jeter Naslund)
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Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
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The Man in the Wooden Hat (Jane Gardam)
The Man in the Wooden Hat (Jane Gardam)
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The Vegetarian (Han Kang)
The Vegetarian (Han Kang)
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Stay With Me (Ayobámi Adébáyo)
Stay With Me (Ayobámi Adébáyo)
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Rebecca (Daphne Dumaurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Dumaurier)
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Us (David Nicholls)
Us (David Nicholls)
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The Husband's Secret (Liane Moriarty)
The Husband's Secret (Liane Moriarty)
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Family Trust (Kathy Wang)
Family Trust (Kathy Wang)
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Heartburn (Nora Ephron)
Heartburn (Nora Ephron)
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The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
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Story of a Marriage (Andrew Sean Greer)
Story of a Marriage (Andrew Sean Greer)
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Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
Revolutionary Road (Richard Yates)
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Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue)
Behold the Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue)
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The Mortifications (Derek Palacio)
The Mortifications (Derek Palacio)
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The Amateur Marriage (Anne Tyler)
The Amateur Marriage (Anne Tyler)
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Edward Albee)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Edward Albee)
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Alternate Side (Anna Quindlen)
Alternate Side (Anna Quindlen)
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An Untamed State
An Untamed State
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The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)
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Landline (Rainbow Rowell)
Landline (Rainbow Rowell)
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On Beauty (Zadie Smith)
On Beauty (Zadie Smith)
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