Lila by Marilynne Robinson

Not to sound unoriginal but if you’ve not read Gilead start with that. It is the story of a 77 year old reverend who is writing his life story for his seven year old son – He is wise, witty and at the end of his life. Lila is written from the perspective of the reverend’s wife – her story and how she – a 35 year old – ended up marrying a man twice her age – both wonderful books!