Seating Arrangements

Editorial reviews

Seating Arrangements

For a first novel, Shipstead delivers a delight.

Ms. Shipstead’s first novel firmly tugs at Winn’s hanging threads, producing a sharp social satire.

Despite Shipstead’s flair for language and scene setting, her characters are worse than cartoonishly unlikable—they are, with the exception of Dominique, yawn-provokingly uninteresting.