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Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
416 pages
Product Description
<div> <p> <b><b>“A novel that’s perfect for vacation reading.” —<i>People</i></b><br> <br> “It’s a knowing, touching, and entertaining page-turner. What a wonderful writer—smart, wise, funny.” —Anne Lamott<br> <br> "<i>The Husband's Secret</i> is so good, you won't be able to keep it to yourself." —<i>USA Today</i><br> <br> “Shocking, complex and thought-provoking, this is a story reading groups will devour.  A knockout!" —Emily Giffin, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p> <p> <b>“<i>The Husband's Secret </i>is a smart, thoughtful read… [a] lip-smacking and intelligently written novel.” —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i><br> <br> "For a provocative page-turner, read <i>The Husband's Secret</i> by Liane Moriarty." —<i>Woman's World</i><br> <br> "Brilliant." —Sophia Hannah, international bestselling author of <i>The Wrong Mother </i></b></p> <p> <br> <b>At the heart of <i>The Husband’s Secret </i>is a letter that’s not meant to be read<br> <br> My darling Cecilia, if you’re reading this, then I’ve died. . . </b></p> <p> Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . . .<br> Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all—she’s an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia—or each other—but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband’s secret.</p> <p> Acclaimed author Liane Moriarty has written a gripping, thought-provoking novel about how well it is really possible to know our spouses—and, ultimately, ourselves. </p></div>
Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam
416 pages Review
<strong>An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2013:</strong> Liane Moriary is probably doomed to be forever labeled a writer of “chick lit.” But despite its dopey name, her new novel, <em>The Husband’s Secret</em>, is better described as a comedy of manners and one with a serious undertone. As in her previous books, most successfully <em>What Alice Forgot</em>, 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. --<em>Sara Nelson</em>