Prairie Fever by Peter Pagnamento. Toffs try Kansas and Iowa in the late 19th century. Reviewed by NYT.
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Review in NYT makes it sound excellent.
Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the next 1,500 years by Philip Jenkins. Fifth Century happenings. Saw a reference in the PVCC library blog.
Sword and Blossom by Peter Pagnamento and Momoto Williams. True story; audiobook.
Thomas Keneally. A River Town (Jefferson-Madison), A Commonwealth of Thieves (audiobook)
Abraham Verghese. My Own Country: a Doctor's Story. One of Sue's all-time favorites; about treating AIDS in Johnson City, TN early during the epidemic. At Jefferson-Madison.
AS Byatt. Recommended by Sue.
To the End of the Land by Israeli author David Grossman. Sue's recommendation.
Amos Oz. A Tale of Love and Darkness. Sue.