Originally Posted by pumpkincat
She has been reading Susanna Kearsley, Mary Alice Munro, Ann Patchett, Alexander McCall Smith, Daphne Kalotay, Kate Morton, Anne Korkeakivi, Jonas Jonasson, and Ellen Airgood. Books that have a history lesson entwined in a reasonably compelling story. Philosophical bends that leave a person wondering and pondering in a pleasant way.
I've been meaning to read some Ann Patchett.
I'm going to suggest a few.
Stephen Galloway: Ascension
, Finnie Walsh
(I know it says it is about hockey, but it's about growing up and life more than anything)
E. Annie Proulx: The Shipping News
(I also liked Accordion Crimes