Entree: Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly. One of the women in my book club knows this author, who was born and raised in Chicago. The story is based on the history of her family in Ireland and Chicago, according to her website at http://www.marypatkelly.com.
Side: The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was the "secret city" of 75,000 people, including many young women from small towns across the South who came for the money and the adventure of war work.
Side: The Apple Cookbook: 125 Freshly Picked Recipes by Olwen Woodier. Interesting ideas in this cookbook - I've got a bookmark on the page for Apple Tortellini Salad.