The Orphan's Tale: A Novel by Pam Jenoff .A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival
Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane.
Kind of a prequel/sequel to Oryx & Crake, but you don't need to read that one to appreciate this one. I've never read a Margaret Atwood book I didn't like. This is one of her bleak dystopian future sci-fi books, but somehow manages not to be depressing.
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South