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Surviving the Holocaust and years of guilt and trauma, a brave woman shares her journey of healing and forgiveness. The Choice explores how our minds can keep us imprisoned and how we can find the key to freedom. With moving stories of those she's helped to heal, this life-changing book provides hope and comfort to its readers.
Discover the inspiring story of a young girl born into the harsh wilderness of Idaho and raised by survivalists who shunned modern medicine and education. Despite lacking any formal schooling, she taught herself enough to gain admittance into Brigham Young University, leading her on a journey of self-invention that took her across oceans and continents to prestigious universities. Educated is a powerful memoir about the transformative power of knowledge and the struggle for self-discovery.
Recommended byBarack ObamaBill GatesOlivia WildeNikki HaleyAlexander StubbSoraya DarabiAmy CuddyShauna NiequistDan Kennedy
This captivating novel follows a young woman living in the wilds of North Carolina, known as the "Marsh Girl," who must navigate isolation and rumors from the townspeople. When a local man is found dead, she becomes a suspect, but her true story is one of survival and natural instinct. As she yearns for human connection, two young men become drawn to her wild beauty, but tragedy threatens to shatter her world.
A young boy in Afghanistan is determined to win a kite-fighting tournament with the help of his best friend, but an unexpected event ends up destroying their relationship. Forced to flee to America, the boy eventually feels the need to return home to find redemption in a world ruled by the Taliban.
This classic tale tells the story of an orphaned young woman named Jane who struggles with feeling like an outcast. When she is hired to care for a young ward at Thornfield Hall, she falls in love with the brooding and mysterious owner, Edward Rochester. However, there is a terrifying secret lurking within the halls of Thornfield, and Jane must face difficult decisions about her future. Will she be left heartbroken and exiled once again?
Recommended byShonda Rhimes
This haunting American classic by Sylvia Plath delves into the psyche of Esther Greenwood, a brilliant, successful, and beautiful woman who slowly falls into the grip of insanity. Plath's intense and realistic writing draws the reader into Esther's breakdown, making her madness palpably real. A deep exploration of the darkest corners of the human psyche, The Bell Jar is a masterpiece of literature that leaves a haunting impression.
Recommended byChloe Grace Moretz
A young woman named Anna leaves her home in the West Indies for England, where she finds herself alone and struggling to fit into a world where people are only willing to help if they have something to gain.
A powerful tale of a young woman's rebellion against her father's rigid expectations of Jewish womanhood, set in 1920s New York City. Sara Smolinsky's quest for independence and self-fulfillment will resonate with readers of all backgrounds. This enduring classic has been beautifully redesigned for a new generation.
A haunting and mesmerizing novel, Wide Sargasso Sea brings to light one of fiction’s most fascinating characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Through the character Antoinette Cosway, author Jean Rhys explores the effects of a society driven by hatred and skewed sexual relations. This masterpiece of modern fiction is sure to leave a lasting impact on readers.