'Mrs.,' new novel about snooty Upper East Side moms, is a class act
In Caitlin Macy's new novel Mrs. (Lee Boudreaux Books, 352 pp., ★★★ out of four), we are reminded that class lines — while they may be superficial — run deep.
Set on the Upper East Side, post-Bernie Madoff and the financial crisis, Macy's tale about the haves and the have-nots is as old as time. Though in this case the haves are worth billions and the have-nots are upper-middle-class Manhattanites.
Our introduction to this world takes place outside prestigious St. Timothy’s, a Manhattan private preschool where mothers and nannies arrive ceremoniously to pick up their children.
At the... read more
- 00:51 Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist
- 00:27 Trump looks to Brennan for a foil in Russia probe spat
- 19:00 Trump elevates Brennan in proxy fight over Mueller probe
- 17:49 Watergate wisdom? Cohen lawyer turns to Nixon turncoat
- 17:16 AP EXPLAINS: Trump tweets stir up ghosts of McCarthy, Nixon
- 16:45 The Latest: Trump notes border agent's 'perfect English'
- 16:13 Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa
- 15:04 Trump honors federal immigration officials at White House