The Darlings would be a guilty pleasure if you didn't get the sense that Cristina Alger really knows what she's talking about. From the details of the financial crisis of 2008 to the lavish lifestyles of those responsible, everything rings true. Add a cracking good plot-line with a flawed family just human enough to care about and you have a real page-turner. Enjoy with impunity!
William Kennedy has been writing brilliant and witty novels about upstate New York for many years. Love, lose, drama and politics are all part of his universal song to America.
Read him for a grand view of our history.