I found the latest book, Bridge of Sighs by award-winning author Richard Russo to be quite delightful. It is the story of Lou C. "Lucy" Lynch, his family and friends growing up in a little town in New York. There are three narrators in the story - all related to each other. It's what I would call a 'slice of life' book in that it tells alot about the characters, their lives, and the impacts of their decisions.
The book is quite lengthy and the author likes to use alot of words. There were a few too many words in the first part of the book so it was a little slow to start. However once I got past the beginning, I was hooked and couldn't put it down. Either the amount of words got better or the story got so good I didn't notice. The characters were very real - I looked forward to see how each one reacted to the other.