The classic text of the diary Anne Frank kept during the two years she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic is a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. A crime story told from the point-of-view of an autistic boy. His perceptions are as, or more, fascinating than solving the crime! My favorite Mark Haddon book.
A heartwarming coming of age tale set in South Carolina. This is a remarkable story about divine female power and the transforming power of love. The first novel by Sue Monk Kidd, author of the Invention of Wings.