You've Been Warned by James Patterson
Kristin Burns was about to have the life she'd always dreamed of. Her photos were being considered at a major Manhattan gallery, she worked by day with two wonderful children, and the man of her dreams was almost hers for keeps. Then her life changed forever. She had been having recurring nightmares but suddenly they were visiting her during the day, too. With her life turning stranger by the minute, she wondered if it was all in her head, or if the nightmare was becoming her life?
Broken Government by John W. Dean
Former White House counsel John Dean evaluates the current state of the three branches of government, and finds serious problems with them all due to Republican rule.
Evelyn, a good church-going Lutheran, a devoted mother, a serious quilter. Only after she dies in her sleep as she always wished she would, do we find out that she has been living a secret life. Then, there's her daughter, Barbara, who struggles with her drinking and, inspired by her mother's unconventional life, decides to dry out and thumb her nose at the Wobegon establishment by carrying out Evelyn's final wish.