Ha Jin's Waiting. New York: Pantheon Books, 1999 3rd floor PS3560.I6 W34 1999.
This novel takes place before, during, and after the cultural revolution in China. A doctor, who ashamed of his country wife's bound feet and simple ways, leaves her in the country as he works as a military doctor in a hospital in the city. There he meets a military nurse. Within the strictures of the military guidelines the two begin a close friendship. For seventeen years the doctor attempts to divorce his wife so that he can marry the nurse. This novel received the National Book Award for Fiction.
She is also reading: The Book Thief by Markus Zusack. 3rd floor PR9619.4.Z87 B6x 2006 and
Consequences by Penelope Lively. Smith Memorial PR6062.I89 C58 2007b