The Kite Runner

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished cas

The Joy Luck Club

Four mothers, four daughters, four families, whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who s telling the stories In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China United in loss and new hope

Invisible Man

First published in 1952 and immediately hailed as a masterpiece, Invisible Man is one of those rare novels that have changed the shape of American literature For not only does Ralph Ellison s nightmare journey across the racial divide tell unparalleled truths about the nature of bigotry and its eff

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question Why does my foot hurt In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world s g