Suttree. Couldn't put it down. "Set in Knoxville in 1951, the novel opens with a fisherman on the Tennessee river, running his lines and stopping to watch the police haul up the body of a suicide. The fisherman, having pulled his skiff ashore for a better view of the proceedings, is spotted by an acquaintence: "Hey Suttree," the man calls. We have now been formally introduced to Cornelius Suttree, a man who makes his living on the river," says the author's web site.
The Lathe of Heaven.... One of the best books I've ever read... ever. The main character has dreams that alter reality.. he sees a doctor who promises to help him control them but the doctor has other plans.... Amazing. Could not put it down!
The Murderer's Daughters: Randy Susan Meyers:ulu and Merry's childhood was never ideal, but on the day before Lulu's tenth birthday their father drives them into a nightmare. He's always hungered for the love of the girls’ self-obsessed mother; after she throws him out, their troubles turn deadly. Lulu had been warned to never to let her father in, but when he shows up drunk, he's impossible to ignore. You'll remember this book a long time.
The Gospel According to the Son. I LOVED this book. Read it more than once. Norman Mailer's greatest accomplishment is "to create for us a man wholly unlike others who is nonetheless filled with passion and doubt, strength and weakness; a protagonist divine and human, a son of God who shares our condition." Bravo.
Gene Hackman. Escape from Andersonville. An explosive novel of the Civil War about one man’s escape from a notorious Confederate prison camp—-and his dramatic return to save his men. July 1864. Union officer Nathan Parker has been imprisoned at nightmarish Andersonville prison camp in Georgia along with his soldiers. As others die around them, Nathan and his men hatch a daring plan to allow him to escape... GREAT read.