"Novalee Nation, seventeen, seven months pregnant, thirty-seven pounds overweight - and superstitious about sevens - shifted uncomfortably in the seat of the old Plymouth and ran her hands down the curve of her belly.” Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini. Story of a boy Amir, from Afghanistan who needs to find his way in the world as he realizes that his own belief system is not that of his dominant culture. Set in Afghanistan and the United States.
THOSE WHO SAVE US, by Jenna Blum. Based in Germany- a novel about a German mother who does the unthinkable to save her daughter.and the daughter's quest 50 years later to find out exactly what her mother did.
I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. 'When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
A Discovery of Witches By Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy). In a sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches became the "it" book of early bringing Deborah Harkness into the spotlight and galvanizing fans around the world.