Several readers recommended A Man Called Ove by Frederick Brackman and Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

Mary M.
All the Stars in Heaven by Adriana Trigiani
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shutterly & Robin Miles

Karen H.
Drinking, a Love Story by Caroline Knapp
Small Great Things by Jody Picoult
The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Brown Girl Dreaming

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
A Man Called Ove by Frederick Brackman
Red Notice by Bill Browder
Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King

Elizabeth Fishel
Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas
Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg
The New Old Me by Meredith Maran
The Kite and the String by Alice Mattison
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant

( I highly recommend Elizabeth's book, Getting to 30: a Parents' Guide to the 20-Something Years, written with co-author Jeffrey J. Arnett)

Marcia S.
Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes

Holly S
Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror and Deliverance in the City of Love by David Talbott
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
11/22/63 by Stephen King
American Culture: the Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
American Slavery: the Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kid
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
It's What I Do: a Photographer's Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario

Kathie H.
Any Margaret Atwood book
Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
Any book about fly fishing

Bill Slavin
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
A Legacy of Spies by John LeCarre
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen & Amie Pames
Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild
What Happened by Hillary Clinton
Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump & the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green
A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes
Tears We Cannot Stop: a Sermon to White Americans by Michael Eric Dyson
Between the World and Me & We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Hehisi Coates
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Tyson
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Beyond the Messy Truth by Van Jones
White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America by Joan C. Williams
Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
Thanks, Obama: a Speechwriter's Memoir by David Litt
One Nation Under Trump by EJ Dionne, Ornstein, & Mann
Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation by Joseph Ellis

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