Mount Dora Chick-Lit Book Club: Feb "The Husband Secret" by Liane Moriarty

The Husband Secret by Liane Moriarty Review: An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2013: Liane Moriary is probably doomed to be forever labeled a writer of “chick lit.” 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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  • Adrienne L.

    Terrific, really enjoyed myself

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Susan M.

    As usual, a great meetup! I always look forward to an evening spent with fun, intelligent people.

    February 20, 2014

  • Sharon

    Sorry I will not be able to make tonight....still at the book and really enjoyed it!! Everyone have a great time tonight!

    February 19, 2014

  • Amber

    LOCATION CHANGED to PISCES RISING. Goblin Market was booked. Sorry ladies. We will try again another time.

    February 18, 2014

  • Kim

    Finished! This conversation could get interesting.

    2 · February 14, 2014

  • Susan M.

    I'm re-reading it! I read it this summer and had forgotten so much. It is definitely a quick read, and the second time is providing me with perceptions I missed the first go-round.

    February 13, 2014

  • Sue S.

    I am still ON HOLD at Mt. Dora Library :( I do NOT feel right coming to a book club discussion of a book I have NOT YET READ - so here's hoping it will come in before next week - I am a FAST READER and have ready MANY books in one day! :)

    February 13, 2014

  • Kim

    I am having a hard time putting this one down. Great choice and quick read. It appears all my friends have already read it and agree it is a great read. Looking forward to Goblin's Market!

    February 6, 2014

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