starboard5 saidThe Cranberry Hush, by Ben Monopoli. It's an ebook available for Kindle and maybe the Nook, too. One of the nicest books I've read in the last year.
Im on the last chapter of Cranberry Hush, not sure what went wrong with me but I have to say I'm not a fan of this book. Started reading months ago and haven't finished it.
I highly recommended Something Like Summer by Jay Bell, gifted it to my friend for his birthday and he finished the book hours later, once you start reading it you can not put it down, its that good They are making a movie base on this book.
Also check out A Better Place by Mark Roeder and Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (This one has good reviews on Amazon so it will be my next read)
The Cranberry Hush may not be for everyone. There's not a lot of physical action in it. It's a meditative book, well written, closely examining memory and the past and the persistent effect they can have on the present. I thought it was an interesting portrait of a situation a lot of us have found ourselves in: loving someone who, through no choice of their own, is incapable of returning the same kind of love. I didn't like the ending; it seemed like a forced happy one that violated the momentum of the rest of the story, but overall, it was a satisfying read for me.
Some other titles the OP may enjoy:
Comfort and Joy, by Jim Grimsley
The Year of Ice, by Brian Malloy
What They Always Tell Us, by Martin Wilson
I read Something Like Summer. It was entertaining, but not well written and it strained credibility.