Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
This book was recommended by Stephen King. Yup, that's right. I don't know him personally, but I ran across an article/blog of his years ago where he gushed about his favorite reads for the year. I'm sure I ran across the blarticle because he had mentioned HP, but he also mentioned this book...and for some reason it seemed strange to me that he'd pluck this from obscurity as a favorite read. So I read it. I liked it. I think I own a copy somewhere...