Machak, Joel. Upheaval (XLibris, 2011). Starring Nokomis, also known as Earth Mother, this Native American-themed novel is set in what is now Arizona some 950 years ago when volcanic activity has very much changed the landscape. Much of her wisdom is called upon when Nokomis meets a restless young man set on vengeance for his tribe's slaughter. Post-apocalyptic, earth-reverent, suspenseful.
Netzer, Lydia. Shine, Shine, Shine (St. Martin's, 2012). Her mother is dying. Her second child is about to be born. Her astronaut husband has gone to the moon. Secretly bald Sunny stops wearing wigs and reexamines her life. A quirky read chock full of secrets unfettered.
Penney, Stef. The Invisible Ones (Putnam, 2012). What first appears as a missing persons case turns into much more after almost-divorced, half-Romany sad sack Private Investigator Ray Lovell stirs up old stories related to a traveling Gypsy family. Set in England, circa 1980, this complex mystery affords a fascinating look at Romany culture.