The most recent book I read was Open House by Elizabeth Berg.
The story was about forty-two year old Samantha Morrow. After twenty years of marriage her husband, David, walked out on her and their 11-year-old son, Travis. In order to keep living in her house, Samantha, had to take in boarders to make the mortgage payments.
The best part about Samantha, was that Berg didn't make the character feel sorry for herself. In my eyes, the character of Samantha seemed like a strong woman determined to make it on her own.
This is the type of book recommended for someone going through a marriage separation.