I just finished reading Louis de Bernieres' "Birds Without Wings". I believe he's the same man who penned "Captain Corelli's Mandolin". It's a story of historical fiction, set in a small village, of Turks, Greeks and Armenians in Anatolia during the 19th and early 20th century. The author did a lot of research for the writing, and I think he's pretty fair with the political aspects of the story. Aside from that, there are touching characters, vivid description...I thought it was a very enjoyable read. Just thought I'd let you guys know, just in case you were stuck on what to read next.