In between letting layers of paint dry, I've been reading two non-fiction books simultaneously...and they were both fantastic:
by Jo Baker
This novel is the story of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice as told by the Bennett's servants. I loved the constant references to the original story and the new perspective of the three main characters, Sarah the orphaned housemaid, Mrs. Hill the housekeeper, and James Smith the footman. It's definitely a keeper which will be re-read.
Day After Night
by Anita Diamant
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant was one of the best books I had previously read so I was looking forward to reading this story which tells the story of four women who are refugees from Nazi Europe. In spite of their differences, they connect and find healing in a difficult situation. This novel is based on the true escape of illegal immigrants being held in a British camp in Israel after the second world war.