Thanksgiving Night by Richard Bausch
Exquisitely real. You live the misbehavior, regret, self-examination and love.
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
Dense, disjointed, psychoanalytical. Post-WWII ‘s disillusioned communists and sexually disappointed women.
The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
Family man’s hilarious meltdown into bad choices. Stellar stoner poetry.
All That Is by James Salter
Punchy, masculine sentences. AKA Bowman’s penis meets madonnas and whores.
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood.
Post-apocalypse Genesis 2.0. Funny, exciting, tragic and hopeful. Great read.
Note: This is the third book in a trilogy. I haven’t read the first two, but the book begins with sufficient background to get you started.