The Tree of Life - my experience of this movie was affected profoundly by viewing it in a theater in which several people got up and walked out of the theater during the movie. Their lack of patience was a bit shocking to me... It is slow and quiet and profound and worth seeing. Watch it at home by yourself when you're in a thoughtful mood. I thought it was beautiful.
“The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd is a quiet story about a young girl who lives in the deep South during the 1960's. As she comes of age, she runs away from her unhappy home with her widowed father, in search of her mother's roots; ultimately to try to find out who she is. I have shared this book with many. It will always be one of my favorites.
Not your average crime story—or romance novel, for that matter: Sarah Waters’s The Paying Guests