I am an avid Ovid reader and a lover of other more contemporary scribblers, too. After being left a widower by Goodreads, I remarried.

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (Very Well)

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All - Allan Gurganus

This one is a doozy. Gurganus has crawled into the skin of an ancient storytelling tough as nails Southern jewel(ess), and fashioned a tale that recreates the mores, pride, defeat, victory, sin and sex of the life of one crazy old bat. I picked this novel up when I was hiking through Panama and it helped me get through a rainstorm in the jungle and a mugging at the beach.