As Husbands Go By Susan Isaacs 352 pages; Scribner A social satire about a plastic surgeon's violent demise, from a master of the genre. Get the reader's guide
Following Polly By Karen Bergreen 320 pages; St. Martin's A young woman stalks a "popular" onetime classmate to learn her secrets. When the golden girl ends up dead, guess who's the likeliest suspect?
Red Hook Road By Ayelet Waldman 352 pages; Doubleday This engagingly complex examination of two close families is a leap ahead for the essayist and author. Get the reader's guide
Fly Away Home By Jennifer Weiner 416 pages; Atria This tale of a politician's sex scandal is witty and smart, as expected from the author of In Her Shoes. Get the reader's guide
Other People's Rejection Letters Edited by Bill Shapiro 192 pages; Clarkson Potter A look at how some famous and not so famous people deal with saying and hearing "no." A stunt book, but an amusing one. Get the reader's guide