The Light Between Oceans: A Novel: M.L. Stedman: 9781451681758: Amazon.com: Books OK....probably one of the best books I've read in a long time. The setting doesn't change much but the inner turmoil within one's soul does through the book.
The Last Runaway: A Novel: Tracy Chevalier: 9780142180365: Amazon.com: Books Historical fiction that takes place in the mid-1850s about a Quaker girl and her sister that come to America. Harsh realities of life both real (sickness) and morally (slavery) make the book hard to put down.
The Language of Flowers: A Novel: Vanessa Diffenbaugh: 9780345525550: Amazon.com: Books How important one's upbringing is to how you go through life is the prevalent message in this story. A combination of flowers with photography in a San Francisco setting isn't so bad of a read!
The Round House: A Novel: Louise Erdrich: 9780062065254: Amazon.com: Books Crime on a native american indian reservation and its unique set of laws sets the story line but the human involvement and interaction of personal relationships really drives the story.
The Orchardist: A Novel: Amanda Coplin: 9780062188519: Amazon.com: Books Historical nonfiction that has awesome character development that will amaze you and keep your interest as you help weigh each decision the main character makes on his journey through daily life in the Pacific Northwest as an apple orchardist.
The Tilted World: A Novel: Tom Franklin, Beth Ann Fennelly: 9780062069184: Amazon.com: Books This book "gets" you from the get-go. Great fiction read with a little history thrown in about a time of a flood in the South that I had never known about.
The Painted Veil - can't believe I never read this incredible book that moves extremely quick and shows character change and development at a pace that will keep you totally engaged. Quick read but covers a lot of action (mostly internally) but don't fret, some adulterous and self-realization taking place to keep you amazed that this was written almost 90 years ago!