The memory of running really isn't about running at all. But this was the book that inspired me to buy a bike and start riding. Reading the book, I felt both haunted and liberated at the same time, as I followed the story of a middle-aged, overweight man, on his journey across the country led by everyting and nothing.
Light on snow brought me into the life of a child plucked from city life, into a snowy small town, when she loses her mother and baby sister in an accident. It's a story of how her father and her cope witht he loss several years on, as a chance find of a newborn in the snow throws their life in whole new directions.
These books inspired me.
Starting on Nine Parts of Desire- The Hidden World of Islamic Women. I've just read the prologue and I'm captivated.