Good morning, and I just found a new Thursday event to follow: Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole’s Random Life in Books.
I have plenty of books that have been hiding out on my Kindle…so why not feature them? Perhaps I will actually read them at last.
Sometimes I look back at blog posts I have written in the past that feature a book in another meme. So I found Mrs., by Caitlin Macy, when I was looking at some old Bookish Friday posts, like this one on my Serendipity blog for April 12, 2018.
The book was released on February 13, 2018, and I downloaded it that same day. I definitely planned to read it right away. I don’t know what happened, but I have now pushed it forward on my Kindle. Luckily, I do track my purchases here on my Curl up and Read site.
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.
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