Both of our ancestors had reasons to leave the Slavic countries. Amazing family tales of fleeing from Russia- poverty and hardships. Yes Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible is an amazing book, yes genius, one of my favorites of all time. It was especially enjoyable because of it's unique story-line. The other books I read of hers were fine, but not remarkable. I have Where the Crawdad's Sing and look forward to it. Have you read Water for Elephants, another favorite of mine because of it's unique tale It's a true adventure. . My husband takes time out every afternoon to sit outside' weather permitting and read and so I have an abundant amount of action books to recycle and have read every Lee Child book with Jack Reacher as a character. Retired now and loving being a homemaker full time and a pacifist at heart I don't know why I love reading about Reacher traveling the country without a suitcase and violently righting all the injustices he finds along the way. Even with my bookclub choices haven't read a truly amazing book in a year. I loved the first few Vince Flynn books but not his others as they were all action and no soul, loved the early John Grissom books, but after those all became predictable. One of his books is unique, not about the courtroom, The Painted House, it was not one of his most popular books but both my husband and I found this profoundly moving, a real favorite of mine. Look it up. You will once again remember feeling the pain and loss of innocence growing up.
Yet this is totally off subject for this site. If you want to talk books this site doesn't allow for friends, but if you go to Inspire site it is much like the Mayo, a medical blog site that discusses various health issues, eczema is one (but no interest in GD ),you can join and request to be my friend (same name gardeningjunkie) and we can send messages personally though this site without cluttering up a medical discussion.