The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Banks.
I remember avoiding this book initially when it came out, 'cause every time I picked it up, I was disappointed that it wasn't a real girls' guide to hunting and fishing.
However, it's an excellent book. A novel constructed from chronologically-linked short stories.
Clean elegant prose, with a gem of a metaphor or a startling turn of phrase on just about every page. Not the sort that makes you roll your eyes as the author tries too hard, but the sort that makes you pause, thinking, "that's exactly the right description (and I've never thought of it that way before)".
It's a quick read, emotionally satisfying and highly recommended.
Found it in the apartment complex' little library. It has a Book Crossing ID on it. It's an interesting idea - mark a book with an id number, register it online and release it 'into the wild' and track its progress.
A sticker on the inside cover reads: "I'm a traveling book and I'm making new friends..."
Banks has another book out called "The Wonder Spot". I might read that when I go home.