My friend Allyson recommended a book that she was re-reading:
Since my library has online capabilities I reserved the book. When I went to the library today it was not yet available but I discovered a "little" book that I picked up and checked out. When I got the book home I saw the following quote on the front cover: "Julia Leigh is a sorceress. Her deft prose casts a spell of serene control while the earth quakes underfoot." Toni Morrison
What better recommendation could one have to delve into this writer?