JONATHAN FRANZEN

[sic]: A Memoir by Joshua Cody

"It's about a composer who gets brain cancer. Sounds like something you wouldn't want to read, but you can't put it down."

ALICE HOFFMAN

Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls

"I love it for its portrait of an incredible survivor, the author's grandmother."

JEFFREY EUGENIDES

Foster by Claire Keegan

"A laser of a story about an Irish girl sent to live with a couple whose son has just died. The ending just about killed me."