\u201cI would say the biggest theme in the book is the idea that the things that we worry over the most in life, the things that we feel trapped by, the mistakes we\u2019ve made, the bad luck that we come across, the accidents that happen to us, the paradoxes \u2014 in the end, oftentimes those things are the things that we\u2019ll look back and be the most grateful for,\u201d Ms. Bezos said of the novel during an interview with Charlie Rose. \u201cThey take us where we need to go.\u201d CreditKnopf Throughout their marriage, Mr. Bezos was an enthusiastic supporter of Ms. Bezos\u2019s fiction, and would clear his schedule to read drafts of her novels, Ms. Bezos told Vogue. In the acknowledgments of \u201cTraps,\u201d she called him \u201cmy most devoted reader.\u201d But Ms. Bezos\u2019s literary career may have been complicated to some extent by her high-profile husband, who has done more than perhaps any individual in recent history to transform and sometimes destabilize the book-selling business. Many independent booksellers, publishers and agents blame Amazon for building a monopoly that has put independent stores out of business and poses a dire threat to once thriving chains like Barnes & Noble. Even though Amazon splashily introduced its own publishing imprints, Ms. Bezos still chose traditional houses for her books: Harper and Knopf. (When asked by an interviewer why Ms. Bezos wasn\u2019t publishing her books through Amazon\u2019s fiction imprints, Mr. Bezos jokingly described his wife as \u201cthe fish that got away.\u201d) Sales of her books have been modest: The novels have sold a few thousand print copies, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks some 85 percent of print sales. Some independent booksellers refused to stock Ms. Bezos\u2019s novels, according to a publishing executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Ms. Urban, Ms. Bezos\u2019s literary agent, declined to comment for this article. Billion-Dollar Divorce The Bezoses were the richest couple in the world; their divorce exists at a level of wealth that is virtually unprecedented. There have been billion-dollar divorces, like that of Steve and Elaine Wynn who owned casinos together, and certainly, technology entrepreneurs have been in and out of divorce court \u2014 most notably Larry Ellison, a co-founder of Oracle who has been wed and unwed four times.