The lives of the privileged but dissatisfied inhabitants of an elite suburb outside Washington, D.C., intertwine in mischievous, meddlesome, and contrary ways as Barbara finds new meaning in sobriety, a new job, and the attentions of a new man and her husband's scheming ex-mistress, Jolene, copes with the loss of her own husband. 50,000 first printing.
In 1940, innocent young John Milk accepts a job as an assistant to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, an Indiana University zoologist who has taken up the study of human sexuality, and takes part, along with his beautiful wife, in a series of sexual experiments that become ever more uninhibited. 75,000 first printing.
When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxane Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan.