For anyone in a life transition - loss of family member or friend, job change, illness, other crisis - this is a very helpful book in putting things into perspective. I read it when I was in crisis in 2008 and now need to read it again!
The Tiger's Wife: A Novel by Tea Obreht. This is tale of a young doctor in the aftermath of the Balkan War who needs desperately to make sense of her grandfather's death. With the help of the legend of the tiger's wife, she may find it.
After her husband and four of her children are brutally murdered in the winter of midwife Elspeth Howell, along with her surviving son, twelve-year-old Caleb, takes on the frozen wilderness to find the men responsible for shattering their family.