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  • Victoria Monetta

    17 books worth reading

  • Katherine Quintin

    Summer Reading 2012 - Book Reviews for Women - Woman's Day

  • Smith Library

    Seemly a light summer read, this book is slightly more than meets the eye. It is mostly told from the point of view of Winn: a man lost in a sea of women he can barely comprehend. Winn isn't exactly a likable but he is sympathetic in his own way. A new England wedding is the perfect back drop for this story of the upper middle class behaving badly. Seating Arrangements is a smart and darkly funny social satire.

  • Liz Lesnick

    A social satire set in New England that's "deceptively frothy"?! Guess what jumped to the top of my summer reading list?

  • Weegie Haag

    Seating Arrangements Debut author Maggie Shipstead’s social satire about a three-day wedding weekend in New England would make a great indie film — adulterous father of the bride, flirty bridesmaid, doting mom, and all. A slow build teases you toward not just a satisfying ending, but an understanding of why people chase love.

  • Megan Bramlitt

    Book Cover Image. Title: Seating Arrangements, Author: by Maggie Shipstead

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