THE GIRL IN BLUE, P. G. Wodehouse
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse remains my favorite author. I do tend to prefer the non-Jeeves books as usually having less spineless male protagonists. I recall this as a personal fave but don't remember much about the plot ... so re-reading. Thought it might make a decent wedding gift for a certain PGW fan I've known since she was a tiny little baby.
THE SEARCHERS, Alan Le May
Terrific Western; basis for the famed John Ford - John Wayne movie which some consider the best Westerne ever made. Nothing corny in this novel; very authentic and incredibly knowledegable about the Old West and Caucasian interactions with the Indians. MUCH preferred the ending here to the one in the film!
by Andrew Sean Greer
Oh, I can't even express how much I loved this book. SO funny, and so beautifully written. Hapless protagonist Arthur Less embarks on a round-the-world tour of courses and speaking dates in order to escape from the fact that he's turning 50 and his former lover is getting married. As Greer creates a winsome travelogue and a truly lovable loser character, he also manages to pretty much turn eveything on its head at the end -- you REALLY won't see it coming. My thanks to Alissa at Otto's for recommending this one.