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Falling in with the cool moms of her preppy New England town might upend one woman's life, in a sparkling and sharp-witted novel about marriage, escape, and deceptively tidy little lives.
Charlie is already feeling adrift when she relocates to an exclusive town in coastal New England with her mysteriously distant husband, Dev, and their young twins in tow. She hopes the move will recharge her stalled marriage, and she wants her kids to feel like they belong, even if she's clearly a fish out of water herself. In a strange new world where summer is a verb and both the harbor and the partygoers are awash in a dizzying constellation of pinks and pastels, she's never felt so confounded or alone. She'll need more than a preppy handbook to find her way.
Then a trio of power moms--imposing, beautiful, and monogrammed--comes to the rescue, and Charlie clings to their attention like a life raft. As Dev pulls further away, Charlie dives into her newfound friends' circle of yacht clubs, rivalries, and bizarre theme parties, hoping to find her sea legs. She even dares to cozy up to a hot, barefoot, and aggressively flirty local. But if she's running from her problems at home, where exactly is she escaping to? Charlie is beginning to wonder. This ridiculous new normal--and her desire to be part of it--might just eat her alive.