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My favorites recently have been Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, The Kite Runner, Garden Spells, and a few others that I can't think of right now...
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The Great Mortality (John Kelly)
No messy relationships, cats, star-crossed lovers, CIA henchmen, Middle East commentary, biomass, dragons, spiritual wrestling, more cats, smoking guns, or right-wing diatribes. Just a completely engrossing and well-researched story of a comparitively brief event that changed history, warfare, science, religion, politics, economics, agriculture, the role of the commoner, and our outlook on the great power of the very small. Forever. If this book doesn't make you feel uneasy and yet marvel at the tenacious (and foolish) nature of humankind, you're reading too quickly.
Well, actually, there is a smoking gun of sorts...and I never considered the culprit. Hint: There's more to the steppes (so contends the author) than meets the eye.
Give it a go!