The "Writer's Mentor" mentioned Molly Giles so I checked out a couple of her books from the library. I read them over the weekend- "Iron Shoes" and "Creek Walk and other stories". I found both of them to be too dark for my tastes.
I realize I've been giving Amazon a lot of free advertising on this blog, but Barnes & Noble is just as good if you aren't tax-exempt, and your local bookseller can be even better. Still, I prefer my local libraries since they are free. The libraries have to buy their stuff from somewhere though, and Amazon often has the best prices. If you are buying a used book and Better World Books is an option, then I'd go that route. I've gotten many books for $4.00 including shipping. Whatever you do, keep reading!