The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
A book of epic time-line, following the Whittaker family through much of the 18th and 19th centuries. From enterprising Henry Whittaker, who was born poor-but makes a fortune in the South American quinine trade, to the main character -- his brilliant daughter, Alma who becomes a gifted botanist. She researches the mysteries of evolution, falls in love, travels the world and invites us in to a fantastic world of missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, and geniuses. We also get to ride along exploring
Philadelphia, Tahiti and Amsterdam. An all-time favorite!! ♥♥♥♥
The First Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay
Tenzing Norbu is an ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop – a sort of spiritual warrior who gets his first PI case in The First Rule of Ten. Set in modern-day
Easy fun read with some life lessons and mystery thrown in.
We Are Water by Wally Lamb
After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie Oh has fallen in love with another woman -- Viveca, her
Manhattan art dealer. An inspired and
heart-warming portrait of modern relationships, and the connections that hold a
family together, no matter what. Set in present day America, Lamb explores class, changing
social mores, racial violence, creativity and art.