I just do not know how to feel about the Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. The premise is that Cecilia Fitzpatrick finds a letter from her husband, one she was never supposed to read and, of course, she reads it. And, of course, she wishes she didn’t. Cecelia represents the high-functioning over-achieving archetype of a mother. She’s the one who strikes fear in the hearts of all the women who purchase baked goods for the bake sale. That is, if we are assuming (and these kinds of books always do) that those of us who purchase things for bake sales really care about the judgements of those who bake it for themselves and that those who like to bake really care whether or not another mother does. More
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