Thomas Mallon’s FINALE: A NOVEL OF THE REAGAN YEARS; petty politics, big headed egos, and the ramp up to the failed summit with Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Louis Auchincloss’s DIARY OF A YUPPIE; a young lawyer tramples the people he loves –and hates– to satiate his ambition.
Josephine Hart’s DAMAGE; a British Member of Parliament has an affair with his son’s fiancée.
Gustave Flaubert’s MADAME BOVARY; bored in her marriage, a woman has an extramarital affair.
Shirley Jackson’s THE LOTTERY AND OTHER STORIES; tales of horror and hell, that generated hate mail from the public, and other exaggerated responses.