Give us your fall book recommendations

What was the last book that made you tell your friends, “You’ve got to read this!”

I have been insisting that people read Katharine Boo’s ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ and ‘Timoleon Vieta Come Home’ by Dan Rhodes.

The former is an astonishing work of reporting that brings you into the world of a slum in Mumbai. It’s not a polemic about the injustice of people living in harrowing poverty. There’s humor and even intrigue. I felt a connection with the children and families trying to eke out a life in unimaginable circumstances. I put myself in their shoes and asked, “How would I survive?”

‘Timoleon Vieta Come Home’ is the story of a dog trying to find his way home. Sounds corny, but it’s a sharp little comedy and genuinely moving at times. It’s not a “talking dog’ book. The main characters are the people who help, ignore, and abuse Timoleon as he travels from Rome to the Umbrian countryside. I brought it on vacation: big mistake. I stayed up late reading it and was too tired the next day to enjoy Oaxaca.

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What have you been raving about to your friends and family?

-Stephanie Curtis, social media host

  • Kryssy Pease, The Daily Circuit staff

    The Long Walk by Brian Castner.

    It’s so well written, even as it was heart-wrenchingly honest about the horror of war (and the sometimes impossible task of returning to your life post-war) I could not put it down.

    And Kerri’s interview with him had me speechless in the control room.

  • Tom Weber

    Cutting for Stone is my book pick.  I can’t stop raving about how great this book is; so well-written and it draws you in.  I haven’t been captivated by many books, but this was one.

  • Marc Sanchez, The Daily Circuit

    “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” Jonathan Safran Foer


    I like my melancholy delivered through the eyes of a tambourine-playing Francophile. Even now, I can go back and look at the last pages, which are just pictures, and get back into the story. Note: this isn’t an endorsement to start at the end of the book.

  • Andrew McCarthy’s “The Longest Way Home,” in which he tries to wrap his head around his lifetime of commitment avoidance while traveling to some of the world’s most remote destinations. Looking forward to talking to Kerri about it (and other influential books) on the air tomorrow!

  • Jess Chouhan

    The Passage by Justin Cronin

    I love reading and I do not have a specific genre that I look for. It just has to be a good book, well written, interesting enough to captivate readers right from the beginning.

    I stumbled upon this book at my local library and I was skeptical. But by the third chapter, trash was piling up in our house because I was too scared to take out the garbage at night. This is a great post-apocalyptic, horror fiction, part 1of a trilogy. Book 2,’The Twelve’ comes out on Oct 16th, so people who read the first book won’t have to wait too long for the second one… unlike me(waiting since sept 2010)!

  • ME

    This may be a mainstream, but sometimes you just need to veg and escape a bit. Seriously, read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It’s a psychological thriller and mystery of a missing wife. It reveals new information on each page. You will be up late turning pages.

    In this time of divisive partisanship, harken back to the day when a liberal could actually work with conservatives and vice versa. Read The Conscience of a Liberal by the late Senator Paul Wellstone. If you’re feeling down about politics, this is the book to inspire your courage to ask for courageous politicians whether on the left or right.

  • Maddy Mahon, The Daily Circuit

    I have a real old one that I just read for the first time – Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which I think was published in the early 70s. I’m obviously quite late to the game but it was my first Tom Robbins book and immediately told my friend she had to borrow my copy.

    It’s so bizarre and hilarious and strange and engrossing – a weird novel that was really unlike anything I’ve ever read. The main character is a fanatical hitchhiker with giant thumbs, what else is there to say?

  • Emily Kaiser, The Daily Circuit

    The Wild Trees by Richard Preston

    I really loved this book. The author weaves the story of people who climb redwoods with a lot of fascinating science about these enormous and beautiful trees that have never been fully explored. Just reading about their adventures hundreds of feet in the air made my legs go wobbly. I had to start Googling more images of redwoods because the stories they tell about what it’s like on the tops of the trees is so unbelievable.

  • Amanda

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamont. Profoundly captures the female experience like no one before her.

  • Nick

    Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. A fascinating book about how the human mind works and the biases we are all susceptible to. It also contains extremely useful advice for things like how to hire people, think about expert predictions, and replenish mental resources.

  • Brandon

    Get ready for the movie and read “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

  • Karen from Duluth

    “A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents–and Ourselves” by Jane Gross. We’re caring for my mother-in-law and I felt the author must have had a hidden camera following us. I’m recommending it to everyone of my generation. Thanks!

  • Meggan Ellingboe, The Daily Circuit

    I’m ahead in book club because we all kept telling each read “Gone Girl”. I’m telling friends that too. A thriller or mystery or psychological suspense. A golden couple meets and marries but are they what they seem? A wife goes missing in small town Missouri. The story from the perspective of the husband who becomes the suspect and then the perspective from the wife. Every page reveals new information. You will be up late and/or stay in on a Friday night.

  • Melissa

    Breakfast with Buddha

    by Roland Merullo

    I reread this when I need to step out of the frantic pace that life sometimes takes.

  • Andrew

    “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” is a fantastic book that explains the tenets of Stoicism while providing methods for applying it to modern life. It was transformative for me, providing me with a philosophy of life that guides me and helps me deal with negative emotions and events.

  • Stephanie Curtis

    Funniest book I ever read: Norwood by Charles Portis.

  • Janet Crane

    The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker

    this book is a beautiful picture of God’s passionate love for us and yet written in an amazing futuristic, fantasy way. It appeals to both youth and adults

  • Mary Wilkening

    Please, people, particularly in light of the shooting of 13 year old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan this week, I can’t recommend highly enough the book “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaleid Hosseini. A glimpse at the lives of girls and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan that you’ll never forget. There are a few books that I would call life-changing, and this is one of them.

  • Andrew

    “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” is a fantastic book that explains the tenets of Stoicism while providing methods for applying it to modern life. It was transformative for me, providing me with a philosophy of life that guides me and helps me deal with negative emotions and events.

  • Danielle

    The Good Earth, Pearl S. Buck & The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

    Both books brought out strong emotions in me that other books haven’t. I hadn’t actually analyzed why, but these are about the lives of women – their loves, sacrifices and strength in the face of adversity in different times and cultures.

  • Jessica Griffith

    The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

    We study immigration in history class but the largest wave of immigration in America was the migration of African-Americans from the south to the north and west in the middle of the 20th century. Wilkerson intertwines the lives of three of these migrants with the history of the migration and its effect on the United States. She spent 15 years researching the book and interviewed hundreds of people (and met a young Barack Obama) and this is a 600-page book that I could not put down. If everyone read this we could change the conversation about race in our country.

  • Patty

    Plainsong by Kent Haruf is plains poetry.

    An American Childhood by Annie Dilliard

  • Julia

    The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis Ostensibly science fiction, really for all history-lovers from all time periods.

    nonfiction: Ghost Wars, by Steven Coll to understand the origins of the war in Afghanistan, extraordinarily fascinating and thoughtful.

  • Bethany

    The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente is so clever and so full of heart.

    Anything by Sylvia Boorstein.

  • Monica

    I just finished “The Forgetting Tree” by Tatiana Solji. It is a wonderful book about a California citrus farmer as she battles loss, cancer and a strange relationship which nearly destroys her. You have to read it!!

  • Richelle Perreault

    Watership Down by Richard Adams & The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

    I just love these stories, the first time I readboth of them I was 12.

    I can’t count the number of times I have read these books.

  • Judith

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – great book that shows how culturals really can clash and eventually mesh when we get an understanding of each other

  • Ellie

    The Scapegoat by Daphne DuMaurier.

    I loved this book. Both gruesomely twisted and sweet it captured my imagination from the get-go. Great conversation!

  • Moses

    Will and Ariel Durant’s multi-volume “The Story Of Civilization” especially volumes “Ceasar and Christ” and “The Age of Reason Begins”… Want to understand Vatican 2, or the principles of different faiths, or understand the story behind the history that’s never covered? READ THESE BOOKS! They help explain today!

    What is not to like about authors/historians/philosophers who tell you at the start that the boring or less interesting stuff is in a different type size…skip it if you want, it will not affect your learning! This man and this woman understand the human condition and humanity and what makes us tick.

  • Michelle Bowles

    Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat is the book I recommend over and over. One friend finally read it just to get me to shut up about it. I consider that a success! It’s devastating and beautiful and full of family and politics – I just don’t have the words to do it justice. Read it if you haven’t!

  • Brett Slocum

    My wife and I took a car trip to Toronto last weekend, and read to each other in the car.

    We read Committed: A Love Story by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. In this autobiographic work, Gilbert delves into the history of marriage and marriage customs around the world as she and her partner, Felipe, come to terms with being forced to marry by the Department of Homeland Security. A truly amazing book, and a wonderful car trip.

    For instance, did you know that for the first thousand years of its existence, the Catholic Church did not like marriage and discouraged it, since people were supposed to remain pure and sinless for the imminent Second Coming? Puts a completely different spin on the Marriage Equality debate.

  • Missy

    “Ready Player One” by Earnest Cline

    Could not put this book down: An amazing mix of adventure, sci-fi, puzzles, 80s pop culture, personal relationships… Like the storyline, reading it became a frantic race to the end. Guess what my friends and family will be getting for the holidays? 😉

  • Sue

    I always endorse “Davita’s Harp” by master storyteller Chaim Potok (Book of Lights, The Chosen). The protagonist is a young girl, whose parents are Communists in this country in the early 30s. It’s a story of the Davita’s coming of age, loss and love and coming embracing her faith.

  • Lindsay

    Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson. I stayed up late last night to finish it (after starting it yesterday on the bus on the way to work).

  • Rick English

    Here’s a non-fiction recommendation: “The Swerve”. It’s the story of how one book lover back in the fourteenth century, I think, was able to find the only surviving copy of a great Latin book called “De Rerum Natura”, “The Nature of Things” by Lucretius. It doesn’t sound like much of a plot for a book but I thought it was terrific.

  • Paul

    Rez Life by David Treuer. A look at history, broken treaties, and life on MN Native American reservations.

  • Laura

    London Fields- Martin Amis

    Taught, noir-ish psychological thriller; great, twisted heroine with a great name: Nicola Six.


    Last Report from Little No Horse- Louise Erdrich

    Perfect story; perfect heroine. Love that it plays out in familiar surroundings; I can set the scene in my head perfectly.

  • Nathan Peters

    “The Magic Pudding” by Norman Lindsey. A turn of the century australian children’s book that is so cleverly written, with hilarious poems, absurd circumstances, and super quotable.

  • Donna Kuhl

    We are sustaining members of MPR partly because of the literary component –

    Books of Note:

    The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa, 2009 – human relationships in extenuating yet humble circumstances set in Japan.

    Winter Roads, Summer Fields by Marjorie Dorner, 1990, extremely poignant short stories set in a farming community in Wisconsin

  • Alexandra

    I love recommending The Last Summer of Reason by Tahar Djaout. Short, vivid, and a little heart-breaking, I first read it in high school and it always ends up at the top of my “you must read this” list.

  • Grace

    I just read, and loved, The Unlikely Pillgramage of Harold Fry. (and yes, I am a member!)

  • Laura mcCarten

    Master and Commander, and the whole series. Dazzling character development, complicated and exciting plots. Expert storytelling altogether. Just fantastic writing!!!!

  • Becky

    The Poisonwood Bible started my time in Peace Corps in West Africa

  • Kathy

    Gone With The Wind, of course!

  • Jody

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusack! ALL book lovers must read Liesel Meminger’s quest to learn to read and to obtain a book in WWII Germany. This story will wrench your heart and make it sing. Mr. Zusack’s writing is lovely, and Death is a beautifully portrayed character. Unlike any book I’ve ever read, I absolutely LOVE this book!

  • Steph Alder

    For another great non-fiction read, try:

    The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot.

    Talbot describes David Bohm’s and Karl Pribram’s theories of the universe–that it may be a giant hologram: a kind of collectively, unconsciously created construct of reality. Talbot goes on to include myriad examples and stories that explain things like telepathy, out-of-body and near-death experiences, “lucid” dreams, and “miraculous” healing as evidence of the idea.

    It’s eye-opening and mind-blowing! And, I still think it’s ideas are partly how I helped the Gopher Hockey team win the 2002 National Championship.

  • Kate

    Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn

    The premise sounds so strange. However, perspective this book gives about the Earth and how humans, as intelligent animals who interact with it and in it, was life-changing for me.

  • Megan

    George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones. The writing is beautiful. Sometimes I find myself shocked, sometimes I am laughing hysterically, and each book builds on the other. Each character has their own voice, which is something that is lost in the HBO series. The voices of the women I found especially provoking and saddening.

  • Leah

    For historical fiction and adventure buffs, I highly recommend the author Wilbur Smith. Every chance I get I recommend River God and the Courtney’s of Africa series to family and friends. Wilbur Smith’s books are a MUST read!

  • Scott

    “Fatelessness” by Imre Kertesz.

  • Tammy

    “What is the What?” by Dave Eggers is a book that will open your heart and your eyes. As I read this book I was furious with the injustice and desperately wanting to help the oppressed. Reading this book made me a more accepting and compassionate person. You never know what others have been through so it never hurts to treat them with kindness. Read it!

  • Gene

    Conservatives without Conscience by John Dean.

  • Anna Gray

    “The Solution” by Kate Birch and Cilla Whatcott

    How to educate your child’s immune system.

    This is a wonderful book that looks at children’s health and considers that vaccinations are not working considering… the toxins, side effects, autism, add, adhd, and asthma. What other soltions are out there? This book explains how to protect your child from contagious disease without these risks.

  • Stephen Burks

    (1) non-fiction: Why the West Rules–For Now. by Ian Morris.

    Big History! Think Jared Diamond, but on steroids provided by

    adding a lot of real social science to the biology. Claims about

    how to understand the past and the future of humankind that

    are so bold that they must be at least partly wrong, but clearly

    a book that will affect our understanding.

    (2) fiction: Captiain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Twin Cities science fiction

    and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold. I read the “advanced

    reader copy” e-bookl (available from the publisher)–it is available

    at the regular price Nov 6. If you don’t know her, Bujold has won the

    Hugo for her novels as many times as Robert Heinlein, and this one

    is another excellent read, a suspensful adventure, a comedy,

    and a romance, all at once.

  • Lindsay

    I recommend The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. The story is about two generations of Indian immigrants, and the struggles that both generations deal with. Jhumpa Lahiri writes beautifully and passionately.

    I also recommend The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman. This book is very raw and brutally honest. It shows the struggles of the poor and the skepticism lower classes felt towards physicians in Sunderland, England during the outbreak of Cholera. It follows a story of a prostitute who works at a pottery factory during the day. Sheri Holman brings up a lot of questions about the characters’ motivations and what really causes them to do the things they do. I’m not finished with it yet, but it’s a great book so far!

  • Mel Sahyun

    Jonathan Lehrer’s “Proust was a Neuroscientist”

    This book relates recent discoveries in neuroscience to aspects of thought and perception intuitively understood by important artists, e.g., Proust, Cezanne, Escoffier, Gertrude Stein, etc., through stories of how these figures in the arts worked and communicated through their work.

    Jimmy Carter “The Hornet’s Nest”

    An historical novel featuring many real personages on both sides of the American Revolution. It is a unique exploration of the causes, not always noble, underlying the revolution and the trajectory toward a war which by implication was unnecessary. The focus is on the war in the South, which is not usually treated in popular literature about the Revolution.

  • Bettina

    Those Who Save Us byJenna Blum

    Please read this book!! A Jewish woman’s story of survival and love, takes place in Germany WWII and MN.

  • Thomas Ross

    Two suggestions ;

    Shogun by James Clavell. He clearly deeply loved Oriental culture. All of this series, with this one being THE best, is a snapshot, (even while a long book), is a peek into a totally, completely “other”, culture and worldview, and how much further they, (Japan) were than the West in many ways in the time it was set, (around the 1600’s).

    Good and Evil by Martin Buber. Buber was a Jewish Philosopher, and Torah scholar. He wrote the popular “I and Thou”. This book, (especially part 2) is an “alternate” (Jewish) understanding of the Genesis myth. (Chaos vs Order, instead of “sin vs disobedience”). I guarantee after reading it you will NEVER see the Genesis (garden myth), story the same, ever again.

  • Richard

    Nevada Barr’s mysteries all set in different national parks. Two of her novels are set in Isle Royale National Park, which got me to visit – great wilderness area! Plus the novels have made the different national parks I’ve visited more personal.

  • Amy Tillotson

    Hi Kerri,

    LOVE your show.

    I had a terrible history teacher in high school, a.k.a, Ferris Bueller’s teacher…”Anyone, anyone…”. But as an adult I discovered and truly enjoy historical fiction. My book recommendation that I offer to all my reading friends is Geraldine Brooks, “The Year of Wonder”. It is a book about a small village in England that was devastated by the Plague and how the local priest chose to deal with this tragedy. It is based on actual letters written by the priest to a benefactor outside of the village. It is a very dark book but has a feminist twist as a couple of women characters are accused of witchcraft while they are trying to figure out a cure for the disease. I found it fascinating.

  • Maureen

    We visited Paris this spring, and books that I read before included “DaVinci Code” by Dan Brown “The most beautiful walk in the world” by John Baxter, “Paris in love: a memoir” by Eloisa James, and my favorite, “Paris, my sweet: A year in the city of light (and dark chocolate) by Amy Thomas. The latter such a great guidebook to find indescribable treats!!! Since coming back, I have loved reading books about Paris, seems so dreamlike.

  • Not many people have read this book – a vanity publication written by my grandfather about his travels in colonial Dutch Indonesia in the early 20th century and up to the 40’s when the family immigrated to the U.S. I am planning a trip in January to the Indonesian islands for the first time; am now researching colonial architecture because the strongest images from my past are ones of the family on a deep colonial veranda taking tea.

  • Karen

    Mountains Beyond Mountains – biography of Dr Paul Farmer. Tells the story of how Partners in Health was created and profiles the international work of this inspiring Dr and the nonprofit he started

  • a kitchen table writer

    A Shadow in the Forest; Disappearing in the Amazon

    An engrossing and fast-paced collection of short stories of clarity while lost among the shadows of the Amazon to be enjoyed by a range of readers.

    by George Bernhardt of Medina, Minnesota.

  • M K countryman

    I was always fascinated with The Secret Garden and I eventually did a semester in College in England because of t his book – I think!

  • Aaron

    I know that this is not necessarily correct as my images are based on a movie of the books but after reading The Lord of the Rings Trilogy a few years ago, I knew a trip to New Zealand to see the scenes and more was inevitable. I did see many of the same pictures found in the movies but also so many more locations reminded me of descriptions in the books not found in the movies. The beauty and magic of this land perfectly captured that same magic of Middle Earth!

  • Scott Nelson

    I have been reading 2 German books since my visit to Berlin: Austerlitz by WG Sebald and Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada. Sebald’s book is an intricate exploration of memory and identity which weaves the past into the living present via the seemingly random travelogue of a friendship: amazing. Fallada’s book, set in war-time Berlin, gains an immediacy through its use of the city’s unmistakeable dialect, which collapses the distance in time between us and its unforgettable characters. They are people who “walk and talk” just as Berliners do today – and this makes their situation and actions within the nazi terror state incredibly palpable. I couldn’t walk around Berlin without wondering what I would have done under those circumstances.

  • Paola Foresti Faul

    Talking about books I read as a child and forever affected my life and values : Top of the World, by Hans Ruesch: a compelling story of the Inuit People and their encounter with “the white man”; and The Day of the Bomb, by Karl Bruckner: the non-fiction account of a girl affected by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Both of these I will read to my own child — priceless!

  • Clemma

    My name came from a minor character in “Centennial”! She was an emotionally disturbed young woman who broke Jim’s heart.

    “The Sixteen Pleasures” is about art restoration and has inspired me to travel to Florence. “Girl With the Pearl Earring” inspires me to visit Delft and the Vermeer museum in Amsterdam. I haven’t made these trips yet, but they are high on my list.

    “Of Nightingales That Weep” is young adult fiction set in feudal Japan. I read it as a pre-teen and it inspired me to study Japanese and visit Japan multiple times when I was in my teens and early 20’s.

  • Paula

    “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny or any of her books. Amazing writing and great mysteries set in Quebec. Her characters are very believable.

    Thanks for mpr; I am a sustaining member for many years.

  • Jean

    Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates – I first read it at age 9 or 10 & years later enjoyed reading it to my children. Growing up and living on the prairies, I couldn’t imagine being able to travel to a World capitol (or anywhere else) on the ice! I have been to Amsterdam in the summer but always wonder what everything looks like in winter.

  • Susan Tietjen

    Richard Halliburton’s “Royal Road to Romance,” which my mother (now 84) read as a child and which I (now 54) read as a child, in part inspired my many trips and living in Europe. Later in life, while living in Prague, I read Patrick Leigh Fermer’s book about his walking trip across Europe in the 1930’s and reinforced my interest in obscure places in Eastern Europe.

  • mary peterson

    ” A Walk in the Woods” Bill Bryson great travel writer

    Travels along the Appalachian Trail with a close friend but they do not make good travel partners. It is one of the funniest books I have ever read.

    I have not traveled there yet but will get there someday.

    Great Show Kerri

  • Emily O

    The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

    The story about her life growing up with two very hippie parents all over the US.

  • Alice Engelman

    Back in the 1940s, my 4th and 5th grade teacher read to us from Richard Halliburton’s “Royal road to romance”. Wow, I was hooked. It took a long time for me to follow up on that interest but now I’m traveling a fair amount: Iran, Russia, Vietnam, Spain, Portugal…and the list goes on. Thanks to Halliburton for my interest.

  • Janelle Rainey

    I do not read biographies as a rule but Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book Infidel was the most powerful book I have read in years. It is this book that has informed my understanding of the middle east and the western countries of europe and the contrast betwen them in culture, political and religious systems. Her talk at the Aspen Festival was reveting. I can’t recomend her enough.

  • Virginia Jensen

    Hello. YES! My family and I recently visited the Palace Ahlambra in Granada, Spain. I wanted to go there after reading, The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory. I love her books! Ahlambra was truely awe inspiring and there really are not words to describe its splendor, just as she describes it in the book.

    I love your show, Thanks!

  • Mark Kraby

    What is the name of the book you were talking about yesterday about a Palestinian who returns to his grandfather’s (?) home place to renovate it. The travails he had with local contractors, etc. I think the author was killed by locals also. I heard of the book before and would like to read it but didn’t catch the title/author.


    (by the way: the recommendation for Durant’s series The History of Civilization I heartily second. Most Americans are woefully ignorant of history and this series is written with authority and wit. I have read the Ceasar and Christ volume several times and it is extremely well-written and even witty/funny in many places.)

  • Jelan

    Love your show!

    A book I often recommend with mixed results is The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. It’s an outstanding exploration of what happens to your religious convictions when truly horrible things happen to good people. The characters are compelling and well-drawn and the story is a page-turner. Some people are put off by the “science fiction” aspects of the story.

  • Just re-checked on digital loan from the library a lengthy exploration of At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson.It’s a great late night read till you drop meandering through centuries of everything tangentially related to building, housing and life.

  • Ann

    On the show, a caller recommended a nonfiction book about a man who escapes from an Australian prison, travels around India and apparently has brushes with the underground there, fights in Afghanistan…. Does anyone remember the name of the book?

  • Dick

    “Defending Jacob”, a mystery thriller about parent’s worst fears as their adolescent son is accused of murder. The ending is stunning.

  • At Ann- the book is Shantaram

  • Ann

    Nellie–Thank you so much!