``The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. Shriver's novel explores what happens if a married woman kisses a man she finds attractive -- and, in alternating chapters -- what happens if she doesn't. Nobody knows more about human nature than Shriver, and this book isn't just a terrific read, it's a scary one. She knows all our secrets.''
-- LAURIE HERTZEL, author of News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist