A true literary masterpiece, if ever there was such a thing. Joseph Heller's wit and intelligence, combined with an almost God-like craft and skill at creating characters, makes this book a must-read for just about anyone.
THE INTERESTINGS BY MEG WOLITZER
Written in omniscient pov, the sweeping epic follows a pack of teenagers from their meeting at an arts summer camp through their middle age. The characters are incredibly rich, the prose extremely sophisticated and the story quietly gripping.
I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE BY WALLY LAMB
The story of a pair of identical twins, one with schizophrenia and one without, and their heart-wrenching relationship. The joy of the read is as much in the power of the story as the power of Wally Lamb's craft.
THE CORRECTIONS BY JONATHAN FRANZEN
A genius work of wordsmithing and character brilliance. This book knows no equal in my mind.