Yep, another book review for Mother Talk! This time it is The Spare Wife by Alex Witchel. This was a fun read. Once I started it, I finished in a few days, which says a lot because I am not a fast reader. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down.
This book deals with the ins and outs of Manhattan high society. Being a big fan of "The Real Housewives of NYC", I knew from the description that I'd like this book. Of course, with this being fiction, it was way jucier than any episode of the Housewives. This book offers a glimpse into a world that I can't even fanthom - it couldn't be any farther from my reality, which I think is why I liked it so much.
The main character, Ponce Morris, is a beautiful widowed divorcee who is well connected amongst the high society of Manhattan. She earns the title the "spare wife" because she has the ability to be best friends with the wives while being one of the guys around the husbands - she's just that, a spare wife. All this could could come tumbling down when an affair is discovered by a young aspiring journalist.
When the novel began, there was a whole list of characters introduced that I found a bit confusing to keep track of, but as the story went on it got easier to understand. The fast pace of the story makes it a real page turner. This was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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Okay, back to craftiness. I was a busy bee this weekend...