“Giants in the Earth” by Ole Rolvaag
“Skippy Dies” by Paul Murray
“The Man Who Loved Children” by Christina Stead
“Caleb's Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks
“The All True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton” by Jane Smiley
Jane Smiley (LDM100: SF; Chicago, Ep.7; Austin Ep.1) lives in Northern California and is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of an ever-swelling number of novels for adults and children, including the more recent novel “Private Life.” Many of these novels have equine or canine characters. Seven of her novels have happy endings.