This beautifully written novel of hope for peace speaks on a personal level to the Israeli/Palestinian division. Longlisted for the Booker Prize, it remains the best book I've read this year.
From the author of Dept of Speculation, this is another novel done in short, witty paragraphs about an observant librarian troubled by impending climate catastrophe.
Yiyun Li's memoir Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life presents the author coping with a suicide. Must I Go is a haunting novel and further exploration on the subject.
A powerful little book about empathy.
As a young graduate student, Jay Parini guides the blind literary giant Luis Borges for a week-long tour of Scotland. This is a lovely memoir.
This biography provides in depth a re-evaluation of Jimmy Carter as a president of vision and peace--a contrast to our current times.
An autobiography in essays. Claire Messud's personal international background creates a unique world view and perspective as a memoirist and critic. She is a delightful author who often makes me reach for a dictionary.
This is a graphic novel that all of us bibliophiles can relate to--and chuckle.
These next two collections are by the current Young People's Poet Laureate, Naomi Shihab Nye. In Cast Away she deals with trash and our disposable society.
"There's a place in this brain where hate won't grow."
Margaret Atwood is amazing. Here is her wisdom in poetry.
This graphic novel for younger readers is the sequel to New Kid, winner of the Newbery Medal.
This great series for young readers (8 books thus far) combines science, mystery, and adventure.