Kim and Leslie decided to challenge us with Week 3 of Non-Fiction November by asking for fiction and non-fiction pairings. It was a bit of a struggle, but I think I managed to pull together two good pairs.
Fiction: Elders by Ryan McIlvain
Non-Fiction: Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by John Krakauer
Elders follows an American Mormon as he struggles with his faith at the end of his two year mission in Brazil, while Under the Banner of Heaven is a fascinating peek into the Mormon religion through the story of a murdered woman and child.
Fiction: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Non-Fiction: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Though State of Wonder focuses on researchers hoping to create a valuable new drug and The Lost City of Z revolves around the hunt for an ancient civilization, navigating the relentless Amazon easily joins the pair together.