All of Us, by Raymond Carver
The short story master was also a brilliant poet. Carver wrote about alcoholism, fishing, the past, and looking out of windows (among other topics) with such beauty. His poetry cuts through with the precision of a razor. Amazing stuff.
by Joe Finck
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Although there is humor, The Guernsey is not the frivolous novel the title implies but all about true-to-self, courageous choices and sticking together in adversity--a deeper, wider Jane Austen.