Just finished reading two more books by Elizabeth Berg. "Art of Mending" and "We are all Welcome Here" sat in my backpack for weeks, and then as the due date for returning them to the library neared, I sped through them in a few days. Both good books, and I really feel like I am identifying with something that is going to help me with my own writing. It's not direct, but it's coming. My novel is going to be a slow process, but she is definitely giving me some inspiration.