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Publisher Description

Named one of the 9 Most Addictive Books of 2017 by Huffington Post, a Happily Ever After read by USA Today, and one of Entertainment Weekly's Best New Books.
A hilarious and emotionally charged novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could possibly go wrong?
Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They've got a two hundred year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic, and 17 chickens, at last count. It's the kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up to cook the school's "hot lunch," dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, "chopping kale has become a certain kind of American housewife's version of chopping wood."

When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they've made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There's a part of her, though-the part that worries she's become too comfortable being invisible-that's intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked. When an affair with a man in the city begins to seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she's known for the past nine years, Lucy must decide what truly makes her happy-"real life," or the "experiment?"

Fiction & Literature
March 21
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

DottieRo ,

Quick Read

Enjoyable quick read, because I couldn't stop for too long. Absolutely not the best book of the year, but it kept my interest and I was hoping the best for the two main characters.

Drivesallday ,

The Arrangement

I couldn't put it down. I could relate to so much of this story. But it is not funny. I don't know where people get that. Yes there are some humorous things that happen, but mostly it's bittersweet and another sad testament to where we've gotten as a society.

Cindy 1500 ,

The Arrangement

Laughed out loud several times. Well done and uplifting.

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