The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta..."What if the Rapture happened and you got left behind? Or what if it wasn't the Rapture at all, but something murkier, a burst of mysterious, apparently random disappearances that shattered the world in a single moment, dividing history into Before and After, leaving no one unscathed?"
I love Tom!! I am reading his new book now, The Leftovers, and I've read The Abstinence Teacher, and Little Children. When I finish The Leftovers I am going to read Election and Joe College. I've seen him in person, and he answers emails. He's as funny and personable as his books.