Mrs. - Caitlin Macy

Mrs.

By Caitlin Macy

  • Release Date: 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 23 Ratings

Description

Named to Buzzfeed's list of "5 Most Anticipated Women's Fiction Reads of 2018"

"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."--EW

"Macy skewers power parents in this entertaining, sharp-eyed portrayal of privilege and it's price" -People Magazine


In the well-heeled milieu of New York's Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture.

Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa's single days, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose vast fortune and frank revelations about a penurious upbringing in Spanish Harlem put everyone on alert.

When Gwen's husband, a heavy-drinking, obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney's Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa's past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive into the new millennium.

Macy has written a modern-day HOUSE OF MIRTH, not for the age of railroads and steel but of hedge funds and overnight fortunes, of scorched-earth successes and abiding moral failures. A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, MRS marries razor-sharp social critique and page-turning propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the 21st Century.

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Reviews

  • What happened?

    1
    By Food at
    This book was so fascinating for the first few chapters and then it just fell flat. It was impossible reading as soon as it got to the male characters. I wasted my money on this one, as I can’t force myself to read work of such low caliber.
  • Still confused

    3
    By loganhughes
    This book was okay. It was hard to read. Could’ve been a really good book... the story was interesting. Just predictable. Writing style makes it a little challenging to follow.
  • Mrs

    4
    By Artist drake
    Caitlin Macy's new book captures the texture and mood of young New York. The interaction of classes, social climbers and strivers is a modern version of Wharton's The Age of Innocence. Her wit and often lyrical sentence structure make this an excellent second novel.
  • Disappointed

    2
    By Momima99
    I was excited to read this book, but it fell short. It was difficult to get through and I stopped caring about any of the characters halfway through. I finished it but ended up skimming more especially towards the end.
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