A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
I realize that I’m behind the crowd with reading this book, but I think it’s interesting that I started reading it on the day Osama bin Laden was captured and killed. I wish I had read it earlier. Everything about this fictional story of 2 remarkable women tugged at my heartstrings. I was outraged at the men for their treatment of women and girls, and was so touched by the ending. If you have never read a book about women of the Middle East, this is a great introduction.