Feather Crowns (Bobbie Ann Mason) -- As a Kentucky woman, I've long harbored the secret shame of never having read a Bobbie Ann Mason. Not anymore, world! My ex-boyfriend left this funny, tender, illuminating, heartbreaking volume behind, and though it took me three years to finally get around to it, I'm so glad I did. Stunning portrait of family, faith, naïveté, love, loss, and resilience--not to mention of down home Kentucky life a hundred years ago. Read it ASAP if you haven't, while I move on to her other books and return to this one in a few years.