One of 12 Books We Recommend This Week by the NYTBR
"The boldest thing about 'Mrs'-as with Big Little Lies
is that it focuses on the depths of women's experiences as wives and mothers. Their clashes with one another are entertaining, sure, but they're a diversion from the more important conflict with their husbands and with male power."—New York Times Book Review
"Macy skewers power parents in this entertaining, sharp-eyed portrayal
of privilege and it's price"
"Inside a seductive microuniverse, the super competitive lives of three
very different women intersect at the exclusive preschool their children
attend. When one woman's husband, a U.S. attorney, launches an investigation
into the financial dealings of another's, shocking secrets threaten to disrupt
their lives in this smart skewering of
"A fresh take on the society novel."—Publisher's Weekly
"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."
"Brilliant. I was dazzled by her ability to see into the very hearts of her characters; I absolutely loved it."
—Kate Atkinson, author of Life After Life and A God in Ruins
"Deeply moving, hugely entertaining, utterly brilliant. As an observer of human behavior Macy rivals Tom Wolfe and Edward St. Aubyn. Mrs. is a major novel, and Macy is an essential American voice."
—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
"I love novels that are both rousing and intelligent, and Mrs. was just that--a riveting, complex, and potent story of money, friendships, and family. Macy masters New York's Upper East Side because she goes beyond the vanities and delves into its layers, its distinct voices and characters. She puts you in the territory of the well-heeled and shows their heart and soul."
—Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of The Descendants
"Wise and cryptic...Intriguing...(Smart, apt and slightly unexpected)...Sharply insightful."
—Janet Maslin, New York Times