A ‘Wife Of’ Struggles in Rebecca Miller’s Personal Debut

She may be the daughter of Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis, but Rebecca Miller is making her own mark on the film and literary worlds. The writer-director of Personal Velocity and The Ballad of Jack and Rose just released her debut novel, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee — a heavy-hitter about a 50-year-old housewife dealing with aging and the loss of identity — and a big-screen adaptation is already in the works. Read it before Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, and Blake Lively inhabit the characters in '09.


The Private Lives of Pippa Lee



Rebecca Miller

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Out Aug. 11

$23