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May Book Discussion - The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

  • May 10, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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We will read The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty for our May book.

The description:

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. 

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We usually chat for the first 15-20 minutes before beginning any discussion about the book.

See you there!

Jackie

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it today either. See you on June!

    May 10, 2014

  • Lori F.

    I most likely won't make it either unless the junk movers come right away.

    May 10, 2014

  • Lori F.

    I most likely won't make it either unless the junk movers come right away.

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to attend. A family issue came up.

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies for late notice. I have a gastro bug that came on very early this am so will not be able to attend today. I enjoyed the book.

    May 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I came down with the flu so I won't be going tomorrow. :(

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gone to Mom's this weekend. Did like the book!

    May 4, 2014

  • Jackie B

    Folks, I can't make this date as we have a family function that has come up. Two options: move meeting to may 3rd or someone else can coordinate the meeting. What works for the group?

    April 25, 2014

    • Shannon

      The 3rd is better for me actually.

      April 26, 2014

    • Jackie B

      I created a second meetup, for those who can't join us on the 3rd, go ahead and meet the original date. One of you needs to lead the group. Thanks.

      April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    "May read" for may read in the future when you are deciding on your next picks. That will give us time to google the author, and the reviews, etc. I managed to find The Husbands Secret online through the library, so I'm hoping to read it soon.

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone,
    Have any of you been watching Resurrection? I haven't but caught the credits and noticed that the TV drama is based on a book called The Returned which got good reviews. Wondering if we should put this book on our "May Read" list.

    April 14, 2014

    • Violet R.

      I am always willing to try anything. Let's see what it's like. :)

      April 14, 2014

  • Shannon

    FYI. This book is available on demand (no wait list) in audio version through the edmonton library's Hoopla.

    February 17, 2014

    • Wendy

      Awesome. Thanks

      February 17, 2014

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