Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates should be required reading for Americans in this election year. It is a letter from a father to his son about being a black man in today's world.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is an English comedy of manners with a romantic twist. Major Pettigrew is a proper widower of 68 living in a quaint country village in Essex. As his relationship with Jasmina Ali, the proprietress of the village mini-mart, develops, both are challenged to look at their own world views, and those of their families and the village. It is a totally enjoyable read!
-- Cathy L