One of the last, great fiction books I read was “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon. It won the Pulitzer and it is a fabulous read. Kavalier is a Jewish Houdini-esque escape artist who smuggles himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and travels to Brooklyn in search of his cousin, Sammy Clay, a comic book artist. Together, they create comics based on their own lives, fears, and dreams. (Chabon also wrote “The Wonder Boys.”)
“The Shipping News” by E. Annie Proulx is good too. Especially with winter coming.