This has apparently gotten rave reviews from Richard Russo no less:
Dear American Airlines
Speaking of Richard Russo, since I last checked he has published another novel:
The Bridge of Sighs
A reviewer on Amazon compared Russo to John Irving and Robertson Davies, and while I can’t entirely see the Irving connection (though A Widow for a Year did grow on me), perhaps one should check out Davies?
The Deptford Trilogy
Jasper Fforde has announced his new novel, unfortunately it’s not due out until July 2009. A bit of a wait:
Shades of Grey
Oh, and check out Chris Bohjalian.