Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford - "Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps, this debut novel tells the story of widower Henry Lee, his father, and his first love Keiko.
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant - I really didn't want to read this one as I'm not much on the biblical premise, but this book about ancient womanhood, focusing on the four wives of Jacob, and daughter Dinah, provides wonderful insight into early history.
Just finished this and would recommend it. There is a sequel. When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.
This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids.
When Macy Dillon was five years old her father encouraged her to draw a picture in the guestbook of a Carolina beach house. The next year, Macy returned to discover a drawing by an unidentified little boy on the facing page. Over the next eleven year.