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The Husband's Secret

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An Best Book of the Month, August 2013: 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. --Sara Nelson

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From Publishers Weekly
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Australian author Moriarty, in her fifth novel (after The Hypnotist's Love Story), puts three women in an
impossible situation and doesn't cut them any slack. Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three
perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened
only in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt. Meanwhile, Tess
O'Leary's husband, Will, and her cousin and best friend, Felicity, confess they've fallen in love, so Tess takes her
young son, Liam, and goes to Sydney to live with her mother. There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby,
while enrolling Liam in St. Angela's Primary School, where Cecilia is the star mother. Rachel Crowley, the school
secretary, believes that Connor, St. Angela's PE teacher, is the man who, nearly three decades before, got away with
murdering her daughter—a daughter for whom she is still grieving. Simultaneously a page-turner and a book one has to put
down occasionally to think about and absorb, Moriarty's novel challenges the reader as well as her characters, but in
the best possible way. Agent: Faye Bender, Faye Bender Literary Agency. (Aug.)

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