Longbourn by Jo Baker
Clever, moving and insightful, Baker’s diverting narrative explores the dreams and working lives of the servants at Longbourn, the fictional estate of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Charming in its own right, it’s a must read for Austen fans. I love historical fiction, so this rich, enchanting dose is just what the doctor ordered.
Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hillburn
Lyrical and intimate, Hillburn’s detailed and unflinching narrative chronicles the breathtaking highs and lows of this celebrated music legend. Lifelong fans, and readers of biographies, will enjoy this well-crafted analysis of a man who was as talented as he was troubled.