By Barbara Kingsolver
This was another book club selection, and I thought it was an incredibly satisfying novel. It touched on all of life's important issues—politics, race, death, religion, the differences between men and women. It also makes you question whether it's okay to impose your ideas on other people, even if it's for their supposed good. The father of this family—a Christian missionary—was so driven by his zeal to spread the word of God that he could see no other point of view. Ultimately, he goes mad—unable to help even himself.