As Husbands Go by Susan IsaacsAs Husbands Go
By Susan Isaacs
352 pages; Scribner

A social satire about a plastic surgeon's violent demise, from a master of the genre.
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Following Polly by Karen BergreenFollowing 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 WaldmanRed 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.
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Fly Away Home by Jennifer WeinerFly 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.
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Other People's Rejection Letters, Edited by Bill ShapiroOther 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.
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