5. "Moloka'i" by Alan Brennert
— Robin T., Chicago
Robin likes high quality, carefully crafted prose. She's going to read "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner — and then start recommending it to others. So sayith the Biblioracle.
1. "Before I Go to Sleep" by S.J. Watson
2. "The Buddha in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka
3. "Straight Man" by Richard Russo
4. "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
5. "One Last Thing Before I Go" by Jonathan Tropper
— Cheryl B., Chicago
I think Cheryl will enjoy the mix of comedy and pathos in Francine Prose's "Blue Angel."
1. "The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side" by Agatha Christie
2. "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson
3. "Nate in Venice" by Richard Russo
4. "The Uncommon Reader" by Allan Bennett
5. "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie
— Trish T., Myrtle Beach, S.C.
I'm tempted to go mystery with those top two titles, but a mystery is what a computer algorithm would recommend, and the Biblioracle is no algorithm. I'm going with "Excellent Women" by the heir to Jane Austen's comic voice, the criminally under-read Barbara Pym.