Mercy by Jodi Picoult. As always, I'm impressed with how Picoult manages to discuss heavy topics (in this case, euthanasia) while still being immensely readable. She's the queen of the ethical page turner in my book.
Has anyone had the chance to read her latest novel, Change of Heart, by the way? I ordered it online as soon as it was out but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I tend to read several Jodi Picoults in one intense phase, for some reason.
Any fans of contemporary French fiction out there, incidentally? I just finished reading the latest novel from Nina Bouraoui, Avant les hommes (don't think it's out in English yet). At 62 mesmerizing pages, it is a deeply intense, poetical, almost stream of consciousness-like look into the mind of an adolescent boy who spends one long, hot summer smoking pot and lusting after a male classmate. Powerful stuff! If you feel like a more intellectual, challenging read, I highly recommend Nina Bouraoui.