A few years ago, my sister, Susie, recommended a book to read: I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. Just finished re-reading it because the prose, characterization, story-line, and style were so well done. Amazing what an impact a second reading can have. Picked up many details I missed the first time.
A second book I would like to recommend is The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty which is about an overweight man who pedals a bicycle across the U.S., having many adventures along the way.
My book, I Want To Walk You Home is in the cover design stage right now and should be coming out within a few months.
So long for now. Happy reading!