14. The Lover Marguerite Duras 1984
A fifteen year old white girl in the waning days of French Colonial Vietnam becomes the lover of a much older rich Chinese man. Both families are horrified by the fact and refuse to confront it. Divergent paths bring about its end.
This was a excellent read- I did it in one sitting.
13. Where Angels Fear To Tread E.M. Forster 1905
I ordered this book thinking it would be about soldiering. Instead it was about snobby Britishers, La Dolce Vita Italians, and an avoidable tragedy. It wasn't awful, but I wouldn't recommend it.
12. The Ox-Bow Incident- Walter Van Tilburg Clark 1940
Examines the pathology of mob justice. Set in (my favorite) the Old (American) West. First 100 pages were pretty dull, but the rest of the book more than made up for it.