The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Excellent book if you haven't already read it. Best book I've read in a long time.
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Great, easy book. The Princess Diaries. WONDERFUL!
Excellent - keep them coming!
A Thread of Grace. Wonderful fiction.The Violent Bear it Away, by Flannery.Have you ever read Crime and Punishment? It is my all time favorite novel.