The classic James M. Cain story can now be yours when you order Mildred Pierce (Paperback). Mildred Pierce had gorgeous legs, a way with a skillet, and a bone-deep core of toughness. She used those attributes to survive a divorce and poverty and to claw her way out of the lower middle class. But Mildred also had two weaknesses: a yen for shiftless men, and an unreasoning devotion to a monstrous daughter. Out of these elements, Cain creates a novel in Mildred Pierce (Paperback) of acute social observation and devastating emotional violence, with a heroine whose ambitions and sufferings are never less than recognizable.