“Returning to short fiction following her novel Mrs. (2018), Macy (Spoiled, 2009) introduces characters unified by a sense of disorientation and outsider status in her second collection… Macy renders each character’s emotional complexities in thoughtful detail. With nuanced storytelling and memorable settings, she draws readers into the minds of people struggling to live as different versions of themselves.” —Booklist
“Macy (Mrs.) brings these stories to life with a sharp moral critique and an observant eye.” —Library Journal
"Playful and biting." —New York Post
"Lively, acute." —Kirkus
"Macy impresses with strange internal monologues . . . . [and] dragging the reader, along with her characters, out of their comfort zone.”
Praise for MRS.
"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."
"Deeply moving, hugely entertaining, utterly brilliant. As an observer of human behavior Macy rivals Tom Wolfe and Edward St. Aubyn. Mrs. is a major novel, and Macy is an essential American voice." —Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians (on Mrs.)
"I love novels that are both rousing and intelligent, and Mrs. was just that—a riveting, complex, and potent story of money, friendships, and family. Macy masters New York's Upper East Side because she goes beyond the vanities and delves into its layers, its distinct voices and characters. She puts you in the territory of the well-heeled and shows their heart and soul." —Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of The Descendants