I've never read Ethan Frome. I don't even know what it's about. My wife, however, has read it, and she made a 30-question multiple-choice quiz for the book by Edith Wharton, which means that neither you nor I have to pre-read it in order to teach it. That's a good deal when you're trying to teach three new stories you've never read in four different classes you've never taught.
Even better, if you've got an independent study or homeschool situation, just had this over as an option. You can tell the student you heard it was good, and since you didn't just copy and paste the Sparknotes questions, it doesn't much matter that you're never planning on reading the book. Hey, even if you've read it and it's one of your favorites, it's always nice to have an extra quiz sitting around in case the students take a picture of your normal quiz with their cellphones and send it out to all their friends.