Notes on Scandal by Zoë Heller
Barbara Covett, a school teacher has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the
new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship
develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an
underage male student. When the scandal turns into a media circus, Barbara
decides to write an account in her friend's defense—and ends up revealing not
only Sheba's secrets, but also her own.