February Book: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

In a tight race among book club voters, The Husband's Secret claimed the spot for February's discussion.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2013: Liane Moriary is probably doomed to be forever labeled a writer of “chick lit.” But despite its dopey name, her new novel, The Husband’s Secret, is better described as a comedy of manners and one with a serious undertone. As in her previous books, most successfully What Alice Forgot, Moriarty here wittily and observantly chronicles the life of middle aged, middle class Australian women, suburbanites who grapple with prosaic issues like marital fidelity and torturous ones like moral guilt and responsibility. You can’t help but laugh along with the small observations--“And there was poor little Rob, a teenage boy clumsily trying to make everything right, all false smiles and cheery lies. No wonder he became a real estate agent.” But it’s the big ones--Can good people do very, very bad things, and what, exactly, are we responsible for, and for how long?--that will make you think. This is a deceptively rich novel that transcends its era and place at the same time that it celebrates same. --Sara Nelson

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  • Tommy T.

    This book was a quick, easy read and I liked the way the author developed the multiple characters and kept the different themes moving along. As with most any book, there were some passages that I felt could have been eliminated and/or more fully explored, but overall I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others.

    March 1, 2014

  • Frank L.

    An interesting discussion. Good food. The table arrangement was challenging (one long table) but everyone made it work.

    March 1, 2014

  • James Montgomery J.

    As discussed at our meeting.

    March 1, 2014

  • Elle

    I enjoyed the many different points about so many aspects of this book --- I love that not everyone enjoyed this book and opened my eyes to various topics and ideas. Hope to see everyone back again next month!

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • monique

    I'm so sorry and dissppointed I didn't make the meeting tonight:(.....however I hope it was a good one! See everyone nexr time.

    February 28, 2014

  • Morrison P.

    As much as I hate to cancel again, I'm preparing for a trial and can't take the the time off. I loved the book and will miss the discussion.

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just finished this awesome book a few weeks back, coincidentally! Would love to meet the group and get started for next month!

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Paula H.

    Didn't have time before this first meeting for me. I will plan on the March Meeting!

    February 25, 2014

    • Elle

      That's ok! You are welcome to join and meet the group of you want to (unless you want to read the book and don't want spoilers!).

      February 25, 2014

  • Barbara R.

    I will not be attending book club this month as I have an opportunity to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I couldn't pass that up! See you next month.

    February 24, 2014

    • Elle

      Sounds amazing! Have fun!

      February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry, but I have to be out of town for a meeting. I look forward to catching up with the group again in March.

    February 7, 2014

  • Tommy T.

    Thanks Elle ....!

    February 5, 2014

    • Elle

      Won't be forever but should be a great change of pace.

      February 5, 2014

  • Elle

    New location! This month we will be downstairs at Churchill's!

    February 5, 2014

    • Laura W.

      Thank you! Looking forward to trying a new place!

      1 · February 5, 2014

    • Monique B.

      I was afraid we were going to be at Dubs again. Those french fries were too good to resist, now I won't be tempted :)

      1 · February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully I'll be there. I've missed the last two!

    February 4, 2014

  • Jamie J.

    hey y'all, I am new here. Was just wanting to introduce myself and make sure that the next meeting is still at the time listed above. Hoping to meet some great people and read some good books :D

    January 30, 2014

    • Elle

      I'm talking to an owner right now and should have a new location set soon. I'll keep you posted!

      January 31, 2014

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