Wolf Hall: A Novel: Hilary Mantel. The first in a trilogy from the point of view of Thomas Cromwell during the reign of Henry VIII. Winner of Man Booker! Although the narrative is ultra familiar at this point, the construction of the story keeps it fresh.
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries.
In A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, Michael Dorris has crafted a fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship.
“Winter in Chicago remembers a town where the moralists were power-mongering phonies, the feisty reporters who saw through them were just beginning to be women, and rock ‘n’ roll still ruled the AM dial.