Maisie Dobbs isn’t just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence—and the patronage of her benevolent employers—she works her way into college at Cambridge. When World War I breaks out, Maisie goes to the front as a nurse. It is there that she learns that coincidences are meaningful and the truth elusive. After the War, Maisie sets up on her own as a private investigator. But her very first assignment, seemingly an ordinary infidelity case, soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.The Pilgrimage, by Paulo Coelho - another book about walking, pilgrimage and El Camino de Santiago. My own pilgrimage on the Camino is now on my calendar for spring 2015 and between now and then I will be reading all sorts of books related to it as part of my preparation. I haven't yet read Coelho's The Alchemist, but Amazon seems to think it grew out of this book.
The Space Between Us, by Thrity Umrigar - this author was listed on a fellow blogger's Top Ten Favorite Authors, and I thought it a good way to broaden my reading horizions. Here's what Amazon had to say: