Caitlin Macy


About the Author

Caitlin Macy is the author of The Fundamentals of Play, Spoiled, and Mrs.. A graduate of Yale, she received her MFA from Columbia. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Slate, among other publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.


Upcoming Events

February 13, 2018
New York, NY
The Corner Bookstore - Launch event at The Corner Bookstore, New York, NY

February 20, 2018
Providence, RI
Point Street Reading Series - Point Street Reading Series, Providence, RI

March 5, 2018
New Orleans, LA
Garden District Book Shop - Event at Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans, LA

March 6, 2018
Oxford, MS
Square Books - Event at Square Books, Oxford, MS

March 8, 2018
Atlanta, GA
Margaret Mitchell House/ Atlanta History Center – Atlanta, GA

March 13, 2018
Charlotte, NC
Park Road Books - Event at Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC

April 4, 2018
Mystic, CT
Bank Square - Event at Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT

April 5, 2018
Madison, CT
RJ Julia - Event at RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison, CT

Praise for Mrs.

“Gwen Hogan and her husband, Dan, a U.S. attorney, do not fit in with the elite families at St. Timothy's preschool in Manhattan, where other mothers often mistake Gwen for a nanny at pick-up time. However, Gwen is not a total stranger to the other St. Tim's mothers. She knew Philippa Lye, for one, while they grew up in Massachusetts, back before Philippa's modeling career and her marriage to banker Jed Skinker.
In January, a new child joins the school, and her mother, Minnie Curtis, is set on befriending Philippa to further her own secret agenda. Soon Dan discovers a link between Philippa’s past and his current investigation into a criminal he couldn't prosecute years earlier. Macy (The Fundamentals of Play, 2000; Spoiled, 2009) creates a masterful portrait of marriage, ambition, betrayal, power, and secrets. She tells the stories of the Hogan, Skinker, and Curtis families from varied perspectives, building the tension to heartbreaking heights and grappling with the long-term ripples of trauma and characters' failures to one another throughout the complex and impossible-to-put-down novel. Readers will remember the three families long after the last pages.”
—Laura Chanoux, Booklist Starred Review

"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."
Entertainment Weekly

"piercing and honest" and a "fresh take on the society novel"
Publishers Weekly

"a delightful mix of characters"
Library Journal

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