In "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson, a novel that President Obama has called one of his favorites, a dying man composes life lessons in a letter to his young son. What results is a moving consideration of the role of religion and spirituality within each of us. Click through for more of the books every woman should read.
Gilead: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson (247 p.) - Quite good. Not an edge-of-your-seat page turner but good in the way of listening to the rain hit a tin roof, very calming. I found a lot of wisdom in this book.
Gilead is one of those books that on the surface looks pretty boring. But the author makes the story so rich, I couldn't help but sigh at the end--the kind of happy sigh that comes from reading something so beautifully done, you're happy to be a part of it.