A collection of stories includes "Home," a wryly whimsical account of a soldier's return from war; "Victory Lap," a tale about an inventive abduction attempt; and the title story, in which a suicidal cancer patient saves the life of a young misfit.
The Dinner by Herman Koch. Translated by Sam Garrett. The darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives--all over the course of one meal.
***** People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks - In Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war.
The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud This was HARD to get through.an interesting look at the struggle to find one's true self and happiness. Basically a late woman becomes obsessed with a foreign family that 'opens her eyes' to her true life.