My Name is Lucy Barton, 2016 by Elizabeth Strout. Odd characters, odd book but good. Worth reading. Who are these people who never see their families? Don't get it, but the book was convincing.
Prep 2005 by Curtis Sittenfeld. Book about a girl who goes to an exclusive boarding school far from home for high school. An unknown environment to me. Well written book - maybe too long and wandering but interesting.
The Little Red Chairs, 2015 by Edna O'Brien. Different book, set in the present, mostly in Ireland but the story is really about Sarajevo. She brings it all together in the end. Not sure what I think of it.
The Damage Done2016 by James Oswald, shepherd by day, writer by night. No. 6 in his series, and it's good. Very enjoyable after wandering novels.