After sitting in the library every open hour for a week (only 23 hours), the urge to check out a book hit me and I asked Amazon.com for a recommendation. Fannie Flagg. Never read anything by her. Watched "Fried Green Tomatoes," not realizing there was a book behind it, but that didn't really tell me anything.
Amazon was recommending a soon-to-be-published title, but I chose one from among the library collection, copyright 1998. It was a good choice for me.
The main character of the book is an up-and-coming television news host living in New York City. As the story unfolds, we find out how she got to where she is and her struggles with life. A central question of the book, asked by a therapist she is pressured to see, is: "Who are you?" It's a question from which she can't get away and she repeats it to several people who give her interesting answers.
I enjoy fiction that is more than just a story, that gives me something to chew on after the story is done. This book fits that model well.
Edited to add: BTW, Amazon's recommendation was bolstered by the fact that I have run across Fannie Flagg quotes in multiple places. I decided it really was time to encounter her writing first-hand rather than second.