Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce is the story of a determined and ambitious woman who, after her feckless husband abandons her, by hard work and sacrifice builds a successful business to ensure the future of her pampered and selfish daughter. But she isn't prepared for the intrigues and devastating betrayals of those closest to her. This is James M. Cain's most substantial novel and a classic of the Depression years.

In 1946 Mildred Pierce was adapted into a film starring Joan Crawford, who won an Oscar for her performance. The novel was also adapted into a miniseries by HBO in 2011 starring Kate Winslet.

Title: Mildred Pierce
Published: 1941
Genre: Novels