I'm such a big fan of Josh Ritter's music that I was worried about reading his first novel (Bright's Passage) quite a bit. Turns out that was totally unfounded. The same story telling craft that Ritter has in his music carries really well into his first book. The story of Henry Bright, his angel, coping with the horrors of World War I, and the birth of his first son is all weaved into multiple timelines with ease. It was literally like taking a Josh Ritter song and turning it into a novel.