Virtual Wine & Whine with Chandler Baker & Sam Irby: Author Lunch Conversation

Join us for a virtual lunch date with New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network, Chandler Baker and the one and only Samantha Irby for the release of The Husbands, a novel that asks: to what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband? This event will be held on Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel and is BYOB :))


Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too… but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder?

When the Spanglers go house hunting in Dynasty Ranch, an exclusive suburban neighborhood, Nora meets a group of high-powered women—a tech CEO, a neurosurgeon, an award-winning therapist, a bestselling author—with enviably supportive husbands. When she agrees to help with a resident’s wrongful death case, she is pulled into the lives of the women there. She finds the air is different in Dynasty Ranch. The women aren’t hanging on by a thread.

But as the case unravels, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-it-all. One that’s worth killing for. Calling to mind a Stepford Wives gender-swap, The Husbands imagines a world where the burden of the “second shift” is equally shared—and what it may take to get there.

Samantha Irby is a writer whose work you can find on the internet. 

Chandler Baker lives in Austin with her husband and toddler where she also works as a corporate attorney. She is the author of several young adult novels and her adult debut, Whisper Network, was a New York Times bestseller and Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine pick.

Event date: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual Via Crowdcast
The Husbands: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250319517
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Flatiron Books - August 3rd, 2021

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ISBN: 9780525563488
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Vintage - March 31st, 2020