"A Fortunate Age" by Joanna Smith Rakoff, is not your typical novel, it is a tad long, so wait until you have a good amount of time to get going on this book. If you give it time, and pay attention to detail, you will not be sorry, I promise!
Six characters in search of themselves move to New York City after graduating from Oberlin in 1994, experiencing love, disappointment, personal growth, and perspective change. There's a great deal to like here; the four female protagonists in particular are well-developed, interesting characters who have to deal with real problems, and/or have to learn to distinguish reality from deception. The male characters are somewhat less effective and more stereotypical, but are also quite effective.
I definitely recommend this book.