War and Peace - Not just the big book to end all big books, War and Peace could possibly be the greatest novel ever written. There isn’t really much to say about Tolstoy’s book that hasn’t been said, other than to reiterate how incredibly important and marvelous it is.
My Mother's Ring: A Holocaust Historical Novel: ~Runner-up in the 2013 London Book Festival~ The Holocaust didn't really end in 1945. Not for everyone. Even after the war, survivors' lives were influenced by their terrifying experiences. Some of them were never able to retell their stories--for others, it took decades.