Classy. Social satire can be tricky to pull off. Maggie Shipstead’s debut novel, Seating Arrangements, will delight those readers who appreciate when satire is well done. The multiple generations of WASPy characters that Shipstead creates are recognizable to any reader familiar with the preppy lifestyle of the Northeastern United States. Family members have gathered for a weekend wedding at their island home, and all the dysfunction starts at the beginning and endures to the end of the novel, providing hours of humorous entertainment.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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