One of the most acclaimed novels of our time, Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True is a story of alienation and connection, devastation and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking, poignant, mystical, and powerfully, profoundly human.
Based on the true story of a mother and daughter's walk from Washington state to New York City in 1896. I loved the way the author intertwined factual people and events with her fictionalized account of what happened to Clara Etsby following her famous walk. This was a fun - and somewhat educational - read.
Now that you've read this, I should tell you something--stop writing stories like this, romanticizing suicide. It is not a lovely thing. It is not sweet or cute or romantic. What it is is something that needs to be stopped. All you people say you're against suicide by day, but by night, you go and write stories like this, making it seem like the sweetest thing you can do.