I've been reading Faye Kellerman's Straight Into Darkness, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Lorna Landvik's Oh My Stars. I enjoyed them all, but the one I'm enjoying the most is one suggested by babelbabe:
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell: a novel set in World War II about a group of Jewish refugees who flee to Italy, thinking they will be safe, only to discover they are not. The chaos of the war has followed them. Russell is particularly good with characterization. These people are not cartoons or stereotypes; they are real people with real flaws -- I loved that the refugees weren't stoic; they whined about being uncomfortable and wet as they were escaping through the mountains. Interactions between characters are well-drawn as well. Some scenes are so haunting I couldn't help but replay them in my mind over and over again. As a Catholic, the scene where a Nazi doctor confesses something so horrifying to a priest that the priest backs away and will not give him absolution, for instance, sticks in my mind. I'm not finished with the book yet but if it continues the way it started, it'll be one of those books that I reread through the years just for the pleasure of it.