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  • Terrie Wardell

    One of my favorite books of all time.

  • Jenny Sieburg

    An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty.

  • Sophia

    Cry, The Beloved Country (Oprah's Book Club) by Alan Paton

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John Irving winds his spell slowly, and catches you up into it with him,

Say You're One of Them By Uwem Akpan 384 pages; Little, Brown, and Company First time author Uwem Apkan writes each story through the eyes of children and masterfully both captures the innocence and the horror of the unimaginable events these children witness. —Oprah

Elie Wiesel's "Night" presents the horrors of life in a concentration camp in, I thought, a moving yet not maudlin way. A must read for every human being with a conscience.

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Anna Quindlen is a powerful writer. Reading this book as a teen helped me realize that my parents' issues weren't unique, and that we're all connected in ways we may not immediately (or ever) understand. ♥♥♥

Makes you think about your ancestories who were German and escaped to the US before Hitler