Sunday New York Times Book Review: “A Debut Novel Grapples with Work, Marriage and Fertility”

Camille Perri, author of The Assistants, writes in the NYTBR: “Jessica Winter’s debut novel is a funny and moving commentary on that point in a woman’s life when everything seems to come into question…Anyone who’s ever worked in an office inundated with phoniness, passive aggression and a communication style heavy on duplicity will get a kick out of Winter’s sendup of LIFt’s toxic environment and sugarcoated cruelty…Even the heaviest scenes of financial angst and other tensions go down easily because of the novel’s short, brisk chapters. So does Winter’s writing style, which is full of tightly packed sentences that build on themselves.”
Read the full review here.

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Jessica Winter is executive editor of and a former editor at Slate and Time. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Bookforum, The Believer, and many other publications. She lives with her family in Flatbush, Brooklyn.