The Kite Runner tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan, his father's young Hazara servant. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet invasion, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.
This book describes pre-colonial Nigeria. It takes place in the early 1900s, right when the white missionaries and colonists start taking over. It tells the story of the Igbo people and captures their culture before it was changed by the white settlers. The story itself is interesting and sad and it also captures the heritage of a culture for posterity, so that it won't be forgotten. It's an incredible book- would definitely recommend.
"Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project against a backdrop of the budding civil rights era."
The Shack is a Christian novel by Canadian author William P. Young, a former office manager and hotel night clerk, published in 2007. The novel was self-published but became a USA Today bestseller, having sold 1 million copies by June 8, 2008. It was the #1 paperback trade fiction seller on the New York Times best sellers list from June 2008 to early 2010. In 2009 it was awarded the "Diamond Award" for sales over 10 million copies by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
The Shack by William P Young -Originally self-published as a fictional faith memoir of sorts for his children, this book has made it to the bestseller's lists. Mr. Young makes you look at your brokenness and God's goodness from a new angle...