The kite runner by Khaled Hosseini. The movie is "The Kite Runner"
"A Thousand Splendid Suns" Khaled Hosseini. His novel "The Kite Runner" is more popular, but this is wonderful story, and in my opinion the better book.
A million little pieces - James Frey. Even though it wasn't actually a memoir, I'm glad I read it. As a work of fiction, it provided great insight and perspective and I'm glad I read it.
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator), Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
IT by Stephen King - probably the reason I hate clowns.
A Heartbreaking Bestseller About Sudan's Lost Boys
I love this book, and I think it should be required reading in high school and college. Thank you Valentino Achek Deng and Dave Eggers.
Do They Hear You When You Cry - Fauziya Kassindja fled from Togo after an arranged marriage and impending ritual known as female genital mutilation (FGM).
With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late
Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson
What a wonderful time we had. Kofi Annan kindly wrote a foreword.