Want some time off from Hamptons living? And really get away from it all? We're not recommending you become a total recluse, but if you need a quick and easy break, you may be able to find it in Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver. The story follows the lives of three characters through a particularly heated summer in Appalachia - a long cry from the beaches of the Hamptons. The novel is filled with the beautiful writing the author is known for with enivronmental and political issues trickling in along the way. If you're a fan of the Posionwood Bible, Kingsolver's bestselling novel, consider the next book on your reading list discovered.