The Education of Mrs. Bemis was an excellent novel which had to be read all the way through in order to gain an appreciation for the complexity of the main characters. The relationship between Mrs. Bemis and her doctor Alice Matthews develops beautifully throughout the novel.
Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Pulitzer Prize Winner 2002. "In Empire Falls, Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace."
Whenever I just need to relax and enjoy, Carl Hiaasen is the author to whom I turn. He is a really great writer (unlike most mass-market-paperback authors) and his books have just the right combination of sarcasm, humor, romance & mystery. http://media-cache5.pinterest.com/upload/261349584595324441_L3infn9L_f.jpg d1johnson books worth reading