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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books "escape someplace in your mind and read something fun" the thought of Wellesley Wives, which I literally open with a woman test driving a red Ferrari on her birthday." However, Duffy emphasizes that this incident is the only item that is based in reality. "Everything else is purely made up—other than the fact that I believe Wellesley women are strong." In fact, this is a point that is important to Duffy. "I feel that the word 'wife' has been hijacked by the media. All of these reality shows, such as The Real Housewives of Orange County, are demeaning the word. Wife should be a noble word and I want to reclaim that word through my books. Wives often sacrifice a lot for their Wellesley Wives was followed up by Newton Neighbors and Lincoln Ladies is in the works husbands' and children's well-being. For example, many of the women in Wellesley probably gave up city life to move here for the schools." Being a wife is something that this Dublin native knows well, agreeing to support her husband's career by moving her brood of five children to Wellesley. And yes, the school system played heavily in their choice of where in the Boston area to settle. "At first, I was opposed to the idea of a transatlantic move. I didn't want to leave Dublin or our family. The children were all for the move, and so I started thinking about it as an adventure and agreed. Now four years in, we all consider this home." Wellesley Wives is Duffy's fifth novel and her first American one. Her first book reached number two on the Irish best sellers and her second 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 reached number one. Wellesley Wives was on the Amazon top 100 books in the first ten days after it was published, and she is currently negotiating for it to be translated into Norwegian and possibly Greek. Wellesley Wives is followed up with Newton Neighbors, which was released in September, and Duffy is currently writing Lincoln Ladies. Like Wellesley Wives, the other two books explore the friendships and tribulations of women across an age spectrum. Like the swingers scene, 174

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