Great (grown-up) reads
A Passage To India by E. M. Forster
A fictionalized telling of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney's love affair. For some reason I really love these types of books - a little history and biography mixed with a good story. This one is excellent, particularly if you know nothing about their story and how it ends. Don't spoil the end for yourself, just read it.
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood
If the preacher's wife's petticoat showed, the ladies would make the talk last a week. But on July 5, 1906, things took a scandalous turn. That was the day E. Rucker Blakeslee, proprietor of the general store and barely three weeks a widower, eloped with Miss Love Simpson--a woman half his age and, worse yet, a Yankee
Cold Sassy Tree
Elizabeth Berg, I love you!
I love Barbara Kingsolver
When Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they take on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle follows the family through the first year of their experiment.
Woman Reading by Frederick Childe Hassam
No-Obligation Book Club - November 2009 - The Art of Racing the Rain by Garth Stein
No-Obligation Book Club - March 2010 - Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett