The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones

Title: The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus: A Novel About Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem

Author: Sonya Sones

Genre: Fiction

My take: Holly feels like the rug of life is being pulled out from under her. She’s reached middle age, her hormones are running her life, her only child is heading to college soon, her mother is in the hospital, and just when she thinks nothing more can change, she starts to suspect her husband may be having an affair.

The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus is written in verse. Don’t let that dissuade you from reading it because it reads like prose. It is funny, honest, poignant and spot on for women of a certain age. One minute I would laugh out loud and the next I would sigh and nod in agreement with Holly. Can you tell I related to the novel? This is one book I’ll recommend to my friends – I know they’ll love it.

Rating: 4/5 stars

Source: Harper

21 thoughts on “The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones

    • Haha, I couldn’t relate to that either BUT she ‘suspects’ he may be having an affair- you’ll have to read to find out if he actually is πŸ™‚


  1. I’d never have guessed what this was about from the title – I’m now intrigued if its just what of those random things or if the two are somehow connected.


  2. I’m not crazy about books in verse, but this one sounds so good that I’m sure I can make an exception!

    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog.


  3. Had it not been for your review, I would definitely have passed on this book, but you made me want to pick it up! Thanks, Mary!


  4. I finished this one the other day…loved it! My review won’t post until later in the month but I could so relate to many of her words!! Great review Mary πŸ˜€


  5. I am 1/2 way through this one. I will be hitting 50 this year, so yup, I can relate. At least she is able to make me laugh about some of this. πŸ™‚


  6. Verse makes me hesitate, but more and more books are being written in it these days! I suppose I have to start somewhere, and this looks like a good place to do that!


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