The Measure of a Man By Sidney Poitier 255 pages; Harper Collins It's a beautifully crafted book, written like poetry. Because, just as [Poitier] speaks so eloquently, he also writes that way, too. —Oprah Featured in Oprah's Book Club 2007
Breath, Eyes, Memory By Edwidge Danticat 234 pages; Vintage At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti—to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey.