"Little Boxes: The Architecture of a Classic Midcentury Suburb" by Rob Keil.
It's about the Westlake District of Daly City, which is just South of San Francisco. Some of you may be familiar with a song in 1962 by Malvina Reynolds called "Little Boxes". It was an anti-suburban folk song about this very neighborhood.
All Saints by Liam Callanan- about an older catholic school teacher who has an affair with one of her high school students. i read some really good reviews on it and thought i would read it but i'm not that impressed with it yet and i'm half way through.
ThatsMyGirl, I love reading anything by Jodi Picoult. She spoke at the annual Brady Author Symposium last year at our local college (Catawba College). I had not read any of her books until she was announced as the speaker, so I read My Sister's Keeper and Harvesting the Heart before hearing her. After reading those books, and hearing her speak, I have worked my way through almost all of her books. I have not yet read 19 Minutes, but one of my friends just finished it and really liked it.
I just finished Sweetwater Creek by Anne Rivers Siddons (one of my favorite authors) and I liked it very much. I am in the middle of Judge and Jury (James Patterson) and so far it is not one of my favorite Patterson books.
Next on my list is The Love Wife by Gish Jen. She spoke at this year's Brady Symposium and I read her book Mona in the Promised Land before attending. I'm not sure if I liked it or not-it was different. She spoke a good deal about The Love Wife so I decided to read it. I understand from her remarks and from several of my friends who have read it that it is written very differently from the norm in fiction. My friend, who is probably one of the most well read people I know, said that she was not sure what to think of it, but she was glad she read it. We'll see!
What is Marley and Me about? I had that book recommended to me a long time ago on this forum, and it is on my "purchase" list, but I forget what problem I was having with Misty at the time which prompted someone to recommend it to me...