Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Tragic, brave, strong, secretly-female civil war soldier makes carnage compelling.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
Odd. Sometimes beautiful. Potpourri of monologues by bawdy, morose spirits.
Note (1): With 166 voice actors, featuring Nick Offerman and David Sedaris, the audio edition is the way to go with this one.
Note (2): Bardo is a type of Buddhist purgatory