Beloved- A suspenseful novel follow Sethe, who was freed from slavery but never really escapes her memories. It's an unflinching look into the horrors of slavery, but even more than that, it will fill you with hope.
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, bur eighteen years later she is still not free. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison.
Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle. One of our librarians had this to say about Stillness Speaks: "This book is an experience which is hard to describe. Read it." From the author of The Power of Now, here's another great book about Tolle's philosophies, life view, and the nature of enlightenment.