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Jennie Fields, author of The Age of Desire

Anna Bahlmann was Edith Wharton’s closest friend --- that is, until Edith falls passionately in love with a dashing younger journalist. As Edith’s marriage crumbles and Anna’s disapproval threatens to shatter their lifelong bond, the women must face the fragility at the heart of all friendships.

Week of May 27, 2013

Drew Silver is 44, divorced, and living alone at the Versailles, an apartment complex off the interstate and home mainly to divorced men. His ex-wife is about to marry a respected surgeon. His 18-year-old daughter, headed to Princeton in the fall, is pregnant. And now, in Jonathan Tropper's ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO, a heart ailment forces Silver to begin to take life seriously before it prematurely ends.