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The House on Mango Street (1991) by Sandra Cisneros (short coming-of-age stories set in Chicago's Hispanic quarter)
Don't look at it as a treatise on theology as it will disappoint but Mitch Albom presents a great story that challenged my thoughts throughout. How many times and places has my life intersected others and made a more significant difference than I realized? Who are the people that I might hardly remember but have shaped my life in significant ways? The interconnectedness of our lives is broader than I envision.
The Lovely Bones is a 2002 novel by Alice Sebold. It is the story of a teenage girl who, after being raped and murdered, watches from her personal Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel received much critical praise and became an instant bestseller.