Books The Group by Mary McCarthy Paperback, 487 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe GroupAuthorMary McCarthy Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Depicts the experiences of eight Vassar graduates during the thirty years following their graduation Genres: Fiction Also by Mary McCarthy Stones of Florence Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Group Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Three Books... Three Degrees Of Failure For The Recent Graduate June 22, 2010 That diploma you worked so hard for can come with a lot of pressure. No worries, class of 2010. Lizzie Skurnick recommends three books about what happens when a diploma is followed by disaster.