The Prayer Room by Shanthi Sekaran
This novel, for fans of Jhumpa Lahiri and Chitra Divakaruna, is about a British English professor, his Indian bride and their triplets adjusting to life in Sacramento, California, in 1974.
The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman by Nancy Marie Brown
This book tells the true story of Gudrid, who saled from Iceland to Newfoundland 500 years before Columbus.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This is a novel set in 1862 Mississippi and told through the voices of three unforgettable women.
Jesus Was a Liberal by Rev. Scotty McLennan, Dean of Religious Life at Stanford
According to Marcus Borg, this is "an immensely readable book that reclaims the honorable word 'liberal' for a vision of Christianity that is persuasive, compelling, and faithful."