Tuesday, September 06, 2016

What is Yvonne Georgina Puig reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Yvonne Georgina Puig, author of A Wife of Noble Character.

Her entry begins:
I'm currently reading a book published in 1955 called Hinds Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard. It's a Christian allegory. My mother-in-law, who I much admire, recommended it to me. It's the story of a girl named Much-Afraid who in her journey to the "high places," must overcome her no-good relatives Bitterness, Self-Pity, Resentment, and Pride. I'm only half way through the book, but right now she's in the Forest of Danger and Tribulation, and in order to survive and get to the other side of the forest, she must...[read on]
About A Wife of Noble Character, from the publisher:
A juicy, sprawling comedy of manners about a group of thirtysomethings navigating friendship, love, and their fledgling careers among Houston’s high-powered, oil-money elite.

Thirty-year-old Vivienne Cally is wealthy in name only. Orphaned as a child and raised by a cold but regal aunt, Vivienne was taught to rely on her beauty and Texas tradition, and is expected to marry a wealthy and respectable man who will honor the Cally name. Friends with Houston's richest and most prominent families, she's a beloved fixture at the social events big and small, and suffers no shortage of access to some of the city's most eligible bachelors. Preston Duffin has known Vivienne and her set since childhood. He's never shared their social aspirations or their status but is liked and respected for his sharp wit and intelligence. About to graduate from a prestigious architecture program, he is both fascinated and repelled by this group of friends he sits on the cusp of. He's long admired Vivienne's beauty and grace, but isn't sure he holds any place in such a traditional life. Intrigued by Preston's ambitions and the extent to which he challenges the only way of life she's ever known, Vivienne both courts Preston's attention, and rebuffs his critiques of her predictable and antiquated priorities and values. Inspired by Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth, Yvonne Georgina Puig's A Wife of Noble Character shares the original novel’s astute social commentary at the same time that it illuminates the trappings and rewards of coming of age that are wholly unique to the twenty-first century. Charming and shrewd at once, this Texas love story takes readers from Houston to Paris and Switzerland and back again, and will speak to both fans of Wharton and anyone who has every struggled to find their way in life.
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