'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.
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