Monica Gokey Karen! Good to see you on GoodReads! I'm a sporadic visitor here... and I didn't even know we could chat like this! I loved Claiming Ground. It's an authentic coming-of-age portrait for an adventuresome young lady in the West. Though rocky relationships, good relationships, and ultimately, her relationship with place -- she develops a sense of purpose (and a sense of self). I just loved it. What should I read from your list?