One of the best books I've read in a long time. A story about a family and their struggle living through the Depression. The author's descriptions and character development make you feel as if you have gone back in time.
A gripping thriller set in post-civil-war America. As Harvard poets translate Dante's Inferno into English, a series of strange murders begin occurring around the city. It's a great sleuth novel, in spite of not having actual detectives.
November 2016: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck . Lovely book. Second time I've read it. The story of a Chinese man's love of his land. His journey from penniless young man to wealthy land baron. Beautifully written.