I read about this read-along posted by Ti on Book Chatter and decided to order a copy of the book; it's a fairly short book and, I like the 1930s vibe as well. You can find more information about the read-along here: Wuthering Expectations.
One of the great novels of small-town American life,Appointment in Samarrais John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction.
Brimming with wealth and privilege, jealousy and infidelity, O’Hara’s iconic first novel is an unflinching look at the dark side of the American dream—and a lasting testament to the keen social intelligence if a major American writer. Interested in reading something a bit different, why not join in?