The Books of Jacob is a superb masterpiece. In my humble, layperson’s opinion, the book is in the same class as Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
Mrs. McBride converted to Christianity, her son had no idea that she was Caucasian not just “light skinned”. Discovering that he is half-white was a revelation
Better by Mistake by Alina Tugend is a non-fiction book which tries to explain how dealing with mistakes can benefit you and your work
“The Death Instinct” by Jed Rubenfeld is a fictional thriller set in the 1920’s. The book centers around the historical Wall St. bombing of 1916.
A fascinating narrative while trying to understand John Charles Gilkey, a man with no real job whose only passion is acquiring rare books by any means necessary
A 2006 memoir of Ms. Gilbert which chronicles her trip around the world after her divorce and takes the reader with on her journey of self discovery.