Set in the swingin’ big band era of the 1940s, Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani tells the story of two working class kids who become a singing act. Success is more on their mind than romance, but that follows. Then what? The romance or the road or the pleasures of home? Meanwhile, in “Homeward Hound” by Rita Mae Brown, the annual Christmas hunt is disrupted by (what else?) the discovery of a body….