Eleanore: Straight Man, by Richard Russo and God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, by Kurt Vonnegut
Jet: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
Edith: Chronic City, by Jonathan Lethem
Adele: Heat, by Bill Buford
Emily: The Other, by David Guterson
Andi: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
Carol: Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger and Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin