tender to the bone- Ruth Reichl
this work details her life with her parents and her development as a cook and food lover. its a beautiful story of her finding courage and hope and her hilarious missteps along the way.
room with a view- e.m. forster
a telling work about a young woman falling in love and the mental struggles between what she wants and what is expected. its very similar to jane austen but with more inner dialogue. i really love her word play and descriptions. i haven't finished it yet but i'm really enjoying it so far.
the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay- micheal chabon
this one took me a while. its very long and detailed with many different stories and characters running through it. chabon ties it together beautifully with a strong trio of characters who you care about very strongly as they make their way through many struggles including pogroms, new york in the 30s, WWII, and the complacency of the 50s. they write and create beautiful comic books throughout. its brilliant.
any suggestions as i'm finishing up room with a view?