#5 The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
A funny and poignant story of three adult sisters who drag their ugly baggage home with them to live with Mom and Dad.
#4 Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
A classy, sophisticated, Fitzgeraldesque look at the 1938 social scene in New York City.
#3 The Submission by Amy Waldman
New York City erupts in a political and ethnic firestorm when the winner of the design for the Ground Zero memorial is an American Muslim.
#2 The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
In a Balkan country mending from war, a young female doctor struggles to come to terms with the devastation of her country and the mysterious death of her beloved grandfather.
#1 The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The lives of four brave, resourceful and fiercely independent women merge in the last months on Masada, a mountain fortress in the Judean desert in 70 C.E. Based on fact, 900 Jews held out for months against the Roman 10th Legion, but only two women and 5 children survived.