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The man in the gray flannel suit

by:Wilson, Sloan, 1920-2003

Set in Connecticut and New York, this is the story of a prosperous suburban commuter whose future happiness is threatened by a responsibility he incurred as a soldier.

Editions:81  Date:1856 - 2015  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction


The virgin suicides

by:Eugenides, Jeffrey

The five Lisbon sisters are brought up in a strict household, and when the youngest kills herself, the oppression of the remaining sisters intensifies. As Therese, Mary, Bonnie and Lux are pulled deeper into isolation by their domineering mother, a group of neighborhood boys become obsessed with liberating the sisters. But what the boys don't know is, the Lisbon girls are beyond saving.

Editions:151  Date:1990 - 2018  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


Goodnight nobody : a novel

by:Weiner, Jennifer

Having relocated to an alienating Connecticut suburb after a mugging in her native New York City, wife and mother Kate Klein undertakes a murder investigation during her children's school hours when a local mom is killed.

Editions:63  Date:1997 - 2017  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


Coming up for air

by:Orwell, George, 1903-1950

From the Publisher: George Bowling, the hero of this comic novel, is a middle-aged insurance salesman who lives in an average English suburban row house with a wife and two children. One day, after winning some money from a bet, he goes back to the village where he grew up, to fish for carp in a pool he remembers from thirty years before. The pool, alas, is gone, the village has changed beyond recognition, and the principal event of his holiday is an accidental bombing by the RAF.

Editions:287  Date:1938 - 2018  Genre(s):Humorous fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction


The grass is always greener over the septic tank

by:Bombeck, Erma

A collection of humorous sketches that focus on contemporary suburban life.

Editions:32  Date:1972 - 2013  Genre(s):Humor, Humor


Edward Scissorhands

by:Burton, Tim, 1958-

Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was, Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he was not quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon sales person took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.

Editions:147  Date:1984 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG-13.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Fantasy films, Fantasy films, Drama


The man who loved children

by:Stead, Christina, 1902-1983

"Sam and Henny Pollit have too many children, too little money, and too much loathing for each other. As Sam uses the children's adoration to feed his own voracious ego, Henny watches in bleak despair, knowing the bitter reality that lies just below his mad vision. A chilling novel of family life, the relations between parents and children, husbands and wives..."--Cover.

Editions:150  Date:1940 - 2016  Genre(s):Domestic fiction


Say when

by:Berg, Elizabeth

Griffin is a happy man. Settled comfortably in a Chicago suburb, he adores his eight-year-old daughter, Zoe, and his wife, Ellen--shy, bookish Ellen, who is as dependable as she is dependent on him for his stability and his talent for gently controlling the world they inhabit. But when he wakes one morning to hear of his wife's love affair with another man and her request for a divorce, Griffin's view of life is irrevocably altered. Overnight he goes from being Ellen's husband to being her roommate, from a lover to a man denied passion and companionship. Now he must either move on for fight for his marriage, forgive his wife or condemn her for her betrayal, deny or face up to his part in the sudden undoing of his seemingly perfect life.

Editions:41  Date:2003 - 2015  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Love stories


As husbands go : a novel

by:Isaacs, Susan, 1943-

Astonished when her seemingly devoted husband is found murdered in a prostitute's apartment, Susie, a mother of 4-year-old triplets, tackles everyone from her husband's partners to the DA to restore her family's honor.

Editions:22  Date:2010 - 2014  Genre(s):Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Detective and mystery fiction


The folks

by:Suckow, Ruth, 1892-1960

Long realistic novel of family life in a small Iowa town.

Editions:20  Date:1934 - 1992  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction, Pastoral fiction


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