Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. A mix of historical fantasy and time traveling/science fiction. The story takes place in both 2048 Oxford and century England, right when the bubonic plague first sweeps through Europe. Really good, but also really sad.
Caleb Carr is just magnificent. This book is set in the late 1800's of New York City. Because the mentally ill were deemed aliens of society, those who worked with them were not called psychologists but rather, alienists. Amazing page turner if you're into psychological thrillers! Loved this book!