Reading The City of Falling Angels, by John Berendt, who also wrote Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Prior to this she read The Black Dahlia, by James Ellroy and The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler.

One book that she read recently, which she didn't want to end when she turned the last page was Plainsong, by Kent Haruf. See the Salon book review: http://www.salon.com/books/review/1999/10/18/haruf/