The Divorce Papers, by Susan Rieger (Crown). In this comedy of manners, Sophie Diehl, a criminal-law associate, is pressured to take on a divorce case after she unwittingly impresses the wealthy and influential Maria Durkheim, whose sixteen-year-marriage is ending. Diehl not only learns to navigate the ecosystem of a high-society divorce but also reassesses her own divorced parents and her ideas about love and loyalty. The novel unfolds through e-mails, legal briefs, handwritten notes, and interoffice memos, along with a child-evaluation form and custody recommendations submitted by a therapist. Though all the correspondents are on the articulate side, the texts offer a provocative glimpse of how intimately our documents reveal us.
— Briefly Noted, The New Yorker, June 30, 2014.
Obviously, I must read this.