The Secret Life of Bees
Same Kind of Different As Me
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Moving and poignant tale of the ties that bind in a faraway land.
Martha Beck's book, Expecting Adam. It is a VERY good read. Inspiring, funny, well-written. "There is no doubt that Adam--a boy who sees the world as a series of connections between people who love each other--is a tremendous gift to Beck, her family, and all who have the honor of knowing him." (quote from Ericka Lutz)