10. 'Unsheltered' (Oct. 16)
Award-winning author Barbara Kingsolver employs her keen observational powers and penchant for social change in this timely new dual-narrative novel. Vineland, New Jersey, a real-life town built in the 1860s as a utopian community, is the backdrop for a tale about a middle aged couple who find themselves unexpectedly unemployed and dealing with a dilapidated house. While researching their historic home in hopes of finding a grant, they stumble on the fascinating story of a couple who lived on the property in the 1800s and faced shockingly similar issues of cultural unrest.