August 2020 Book Recommendations
Agatha Christie’s A POCKETFUL OF RYE; the wealthy Rex Fortescue suddenly falls dead at a tea, and Miss Marple investigates.
Anonymous’s and Beatrice Sparks’s JAY’S JOURNAL; a popular high school student slides into drug abuse and occult worship.
Rona Jaffe’s CLASS REUNION; a group of girls who formed friendships at Radcliffe in the 1950s, reunite.
Lillian Hellman’s SCOUNDREL TIME; in 1952, congress accused the playwright of having ties to the Communist party. Forced to testify, she refused to incriminate herself or others, and was blacklisted; volume 3 of her memoirs.
Erica Jong’s HOW TO SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE; Isadora Wing’s sexual adventures continue; the sequel to Fear of Flying.