Room, by Emma Donoghue
“One novel that I think will always be a personal favorite of mine is Room. The book is a force of nature: harrowing one moment, poignant the next. I can think of few books that so powerfully convey the lengths we will go to as parents to keep our children safe. And that voice? Brilliant. This is a book that gave me one whopper of an inferiority complex as a writer.”
—Chris Bohjalian is the author of numerous novels, including The Sandcastle Girls ($16, amazon.com), newly out in paperback, and his latest, The Light in the Ruins ($26, amazon.com).
To buy: $8, amazon.com.