Caribou Island by David Vann
Set in Alaska, Irene and Gary have been married for 30 years and have raised two now grown children. But their marriage has begun to unravel. To follow Gary’s dream of living in almost complete isolation, Irene follows Gary out to Caribou Island to build a rustic camp. But winter comes earlier than expected hindering the construction of the cabin and making travel back to the mainland difficult and tensions begin to run high.
The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
The Red Garden traces the beginnings of a small Massachusetts town following the town’s first settler family in the 1700’s through the ages to present day. Each generation has their own story to tell about heartache, loss, and the meaning of home.