I PROMISE!! This is the last you'll hear from me on book suggestions (at least for a little while).
THESE are books on my "To Read" list (meaning: books I have not read yet) - - but you Rasmussens may have read them all and maybe even more than once! So, I apologize ahead of time. :-)
The African Queen - Forester
Founding Mothers - Cokie Roberts
North and South - Gaskill
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! - Schlitz
The Wednesday Wars - Schmidt (reading now)
Scarlett Pimpernell - (seen movie, not read book)
The Hero and the Crown - McKinley
Courage of Sarah Noble - Dalgliesh
The Railway Children - E. Nesbit
The House of Sixty Fathers - DeJong
Just So Stories - Kipling
Peace Like a River - ?
AND, the book I told you about the Chinese ladies is called "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang
And, again, my vote is for the Econmics in One Lesson book.