cover image Expensive Habits

Expensive Habits

Maureen Howard. Penguin Books, $6.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-14-010124-9

On the eve of a heart-bypass operation, author Margaret Flood tells the truth about the people and events she has fictionalized in her bestselling novels. PW called this Howard's best novel, more ""complex, well-rounded and satisfying'' than anything else she's written. (August)