Julianna Marguiles' Bookshelf
By Leo Tolstoy
I go back to this novel almost every summer. It's rich in detail and emotion and drama—you get sucked into Anna Karenina's story. It's a tragic fairy tale. The moment when she throws herself on the train tracks, looks up, and sees the train coming, she says, "Where am I? What am I doing? What for?" That moment haunts me—it will haunt me for the rest of my life.