The Scarlet Letter Society by Mary T. MccarthyThe Scarlet Letter Society by Mary T. Mccarthy

The Scarlet Letter Society

byMary T. Mccarthy

Paperback | May 12, 2015

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Meet Maggie, Eva, and Lisa, founders of The Scarlet Letter Society. Named as such due to their various infidelities, both physical and emotional, the 'SLS' is these women's refusal to be shamed like Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale of forbidden longing. Maggie is twice-divorced and juggling three lovers - one of whom is her first ex-husband. Eva is trapped in a loveless marriage and has turned to her young intern and a seductive French chef for satisfaction. Lisa dreams of one day becoming a mother, but her husband has more romantic interest in her footwear than he does in her. Once a month, these women meet at their local bookstore to discuss love, life, and literature. Through their friendships and liaisons, they attempt to gain insight into the curveballs life has thrown their way, and how each of them can find emotional and sexual fulfillment. A witty, insightful, and steamy novel about a group of women who have chosen to forge their own paths, and mustdeal with the ramifications of their past and present choices, The Scarlet Letter Society is for anyone who's found their fairy tale isn't quite what Disney had in mind.
Mary McCarthy's 20-year writing career includesThe Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, regional magazines (two as editor), and newspaper humor columns. Online, she founded in 2008 and writes and edits atSplice Today. She's contributed as a blogger at, appeared onThe Today Show, Hu...
Title:The Scarlet Letter SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.43 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Polis BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940610397

ISBN - 13:9781940610399

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Named one of Pop Sugar's Best Books of the Summer!In the tradition of Candace Bushnell and Jackie Collins, McCarthy has created a novel filled with razor-sharp social commentary and irresistibly dynamic, complex characters. At turns hilarious, scathing and seductive, THE SCARLET LETTER SOCIETY is not to be missed!"-Kyra Davis,New York Times bestselling author of JUST ONE NIGHT"I really was genuinely blown away by this breathtaking book. The author cleverly references classic tomes which deal with the concept of faithfulness... Fantastically written, beautifully plotted with warm, feisty and inspiring characters, this is definitely one to recommend to a friend."-Chick Lit Club"Marymac delivers an amazing first novel in The Scarlet Letter Society and we can only hope that a sequel isn't far behind. If you are one of the lucky ones who has the luxury to read a book once in a while, you will not want to miss this pulse racing, body tingling (maybe have your vibrators at the ready) tale of love, loss and the pursuit of an orgasm."-Falling Up The Stairs"It feels like Pop Rocks going off in the pleasure center of your brain."-Splice Today"If you're looking for a fast read with a healthy dose of zip-less, snap-less, button-less, velcro-less sexcapades, all delivered with brazen, bawdy brio, then pick up (or download) Mary McCarthy's The Scarlet Letter Society."-HereWeAreGoing "