‘The Husbands’ chosen for May book club read

A book about what lengths women might go to for a little more help from their husbands is the book chosen by the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club for the May meeting.

“The Husbands,” by Chandler Baker, will be discussed at a meeting on Wednesday, May 4, beginning at 3 p.m.

The publisher, Flatiron Books, provided the following synopsis:

“Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are and designs and orders the holiday cards.

“Her husband works hard, too… but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder?

“When the Spanglers go house hunting in Dynasty Ranch, an exclusive suburban neighborhood, Nora meets a group of high-powered women, a tech CEO, a neurosurgeon, an award-winning therapist, a bestselling author, all with enviably supportive husbands.

“When she agrees to help with a resident’s wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women there. She finds the air is different in Dynasty Ranch. The women aren’t hanging on by a thread.

“But as the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-itall. One that’s worth killing for.

“Calling to mind a ‘Stepford Wives’ gender-swap, ‘The Husbands’ imagines a world where the burden of the ‘second shift’ is equally shared and what it may take to get there.”

For more information and to reserve a copy of the book, call the library at (361) 749-4116.

The library is located at 700 W. Ave. A.

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