Entree: Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Freemantle. Historical novel about the sisters of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for a very short time before she was beheaded to give the crown to her Catholic cousin, Mary Tudor. Burnings and beheadings make this an uneasy read, especially with the news from Syria this week.
Side: Time for the Stars by Robert Heinlein. This science fiction classic is about identical twin sets sent on space missions to discover new planets for Earthlings to colonize. I found it in the Children's section of the library, but hey!
Side: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett. Essays by one of my favorite authors - mainly about the art and craft of writing.
Side: A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor. A friend recommended this book, written on and off over two years while the author was a student at the Univ. of Iowa. Her thoughts about God and her writing are full of passion to produce good work. All before she became ill.