The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice -- a new author for me; a story about a widow traveling from Ohio to Rhode Island to begin a new job, and have a new start after her husband drowned and her oldest child ran away. The story of Maura, Travis, Carrie, and Beck. And people they meet in Rhode Island - J.D., Pell, Lucy and so forth. Good bookThe Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson -- another new author for me; An English woman studying art in Paris takes a job as a companion for a man and his young sister. But things aren't quite as first told, and Maud finds herself accused of theft, opium addiction, and is nearly drowned!
The Amish Clockmaker by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner -- book three in The Men of Lancaster County series -- a good book about Matthew Zook's search for the man who lived in his room as a boy. Clayton Raber left town in shame decades earlier after being accused of murdering his wife. Matthew needs to find Clayton about a property dispute, but who knows where this excommunicated Amish man lives - or if he's even still alive! I enjoyed learning about Clayton and Miriam's story - the middle part of this book.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi -- a friend sent this to me for my birthday; She had read it, and thought I'd enjoy it too. I read most of it last evening. Paul was a young neurosurgeon completing his training when he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at age 35. You read this book knowing he died while writing it, but are still amazed at the way he processes things, how he sees now what it's like to be on the other side: the patient with a scary illness. What an amazing man, and a great book that he left for us to ponder.