1. Water for Elephants
By Gruen, Sara
An indie fave about a traveling circus comes to paperback. The 2007 Book Sense Book of the Year Fiction Winner.
By McEwan, Ian
A thoughtful, powerful, and moving 20th-century story and winner of multiple awards, now reissued with a movie-image cover.
3. The Kite Runner
By Hosseini, Khaled
A Book Sense Pick, now in paperback. A stunning, enlightening novel of friendship and Afghan culture and politics.
4. Suite Francaise
By Nemirovsky, Irene
Paris under the Germans, by an author interned at Auschwitz. A bestseller in hardcover too.
5. The Gathering
By Enright, Anne
Enright's newest novel about a large Irish family gathering for a wake for one of their own.