Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

An intelligent and hilarious novel about love, bi-nationality and identity. Adichie unapologetically cuts through America’s political correctness to reveal the mass of conflicting voices underneath.–Mechio

Full Body Burden, Kristen Iverson

As much a work of investigative journalism as a memoir. Iverson grew up next to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons factory once designated “the most contaminated site in America.” She writes movingly of a childhood full of secrets and cover-ups examined through a lens directed equally at Rocky Flats as at her family.–Mary

The Aviator’s Wife, Melanie Benjamin

The Aviator’s Wife crosses all genres; the MYSTERY of a high profile kidnapping, the HISTORICAL flights that changed travel, the ROMANCE between a hero and his seemingly demure wife, and the REALISM of the daily life of a family hounded by the paparazzi. The strength, intelligence and loyalty of an inspirational woman radiates on every page of this book. It was a joy to “meet” Anne Morrow Lindbergh.