Valley of the Dolls
by Jacqueline Susann
This 1966 novel blew away the “beautiful” myths about Hollywood. A thirty-million copy best-seller, it is the story of three friends, their disillusionment with success and unfortunate addiction to “dolls”–pills.
In This Sign
by Joanne Greenberg
The author of I Never Promised You a Rose Garden writes about the jagged relationship between a deaf couple and their non-hearing impaired daughter.
The House of Mirth
by Edith Wharton
Lily Bart, always at the fringe of wealth, loses her social position and most of her friends because of circumstances and bad luck. Still, it is considered a Wharton masterpiece and a cautionary tale.
by Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin’s 1899 novel shocked the public; it was one of the first about a woman inside a stifling, unhappy marriage.
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