River Town by Peter Hessler. Recommended by a guest writer on Reading Matters. Written by an American journalist who spent two years at a town at the juncture of the Wu and Yangzte rivers. Available at Jeff-Madison, UVa, and as audiobook.
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. available as an audiobook and kindle.
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Available for kindle and audiobook.
Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza (Jewish Encounters). Reviewed in the NYT.
Doc: a Novel by Maria Doria Russell. Available for kindle and audiobook.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. Audiobook, kindle. Is on the Booker longlist.
So Long, See you Tomorrow by William Maxwell. Audiobook, Clemons.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Audiobook.
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Audiobook and kindle
Walker Percy's The Moviegoer