The Good Widow: A Novel by [Fenton, Liz, Steinke, Lisa]. Fenton spent much too much time on the mental state of the of the widow upon hearing about her husband's death. The whole story is much too drawn out. Disappointing.
Tiffany Girl: A Novel by [Gist, Deeanne]. This book is literary, historical, and romantic. I loved it! *MUST READ OF THE YEAR!* - USA Today *BEST LONG HISTORICAL OF THE YEAR* - RITA WINNER *HISTORICAL FICTION OF THE YEAR!* - RT REVIEWERS' CHOICE
The Glass Castle by [Walls, Jeannette]. An outstanding memoir of an extremely difficult nomadic childhood with two drifter parents. Well worth reading. It received the Christopher Award, the American Library Association's Alex Award (2006), and the Books for Better Living Award.