The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver--I'm pretty sure I found a copy of this at school several years ago that one of my kids was reading for his/her English class and read it one afternoon. Nonetheless, I (re)read it tonight and enjoyed the story. I have always gotten a little thrill reading books that mention places I've been. This Kentucky author mentions Kentucky Lake and I think that's swell. I'll be trooping off to the library tomorrow to get the sequel.