The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant - Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early America by suspicious Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood.
The Red Tent - Anita Diamant - I really didn't want to read this one as I'm not much on the biblical premise, but this book about ancient womanhood, focusing on the four wives of Jacob, and daughter Dinah, provides wonderful insight into early history.
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.
The Poisonwood Bible- by Barbara Kingsolver ("The Poisonwood Bible" is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. An awesome insight into the lives of those Japanese Americans affected by World War II Internment Camps. My husband's grandfather and his family suffered the injustice of this as well.