WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2013/2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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library reading belles-lettres literature books bestsellers Wellesley Wives N A Z S I O S H A N S I writer media authors "When I write a novel, I want it to be like eating ice cream…something you want to devour and enjoy." – SUZY DUFFY, author of Wellesley Wives if that is Suzy Duffy's standard for a good book, Wellesley Wives achieves her expectations. The reader finds herself attached to the four strong female characters — each with a different feat to overcome, whether it is the death of a beloved spouse or dealing with an unfaithful one. Throughout the book, these women, who span the age spectrum, realize their own strength and the importance of their friendships. But the book is also interspersed with comical situations, such as when one of the characters is stuck at a swingers' resort in an effort to appease her husband. "I believe that life is full of romance and humor — and so I try to write my books to reflect my view," shares Duffy. We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 3 / 2 0 1 4 The idea of the book struck her one day when she was driving in Wellesley and saw a beautiful Goldie Hawn lookalike driving a red Ferrari. "As I looked from this woman around to my own SUV, filled with bickering children, smeared in peanut butter and jelly, accompanied by the soundtrack of Barney, I was filled with envy… Aaaahhhh….But then I started to think, 'What if her life isn't so great? What if her husband was about to drop dead or they were about to lose all their money? What if she had two grown daughters who seem perfect but have horrible lies that they hide?'...Thus, started 172 Author Suzy Duffy at a Wellesley Wives book signing

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