Arnost Lustig’s, A PRAYER FOR KATERINA HOROVITZOVA; just before a young girl is gassed by the Nazis, she gets her revenge.
Jerzy Kosinski’s, THE PAINTED BIRD; an abandoned boy wanders through dangerous World War II Europe–and survives.
Anonymous’s, JAY’S JOURNAL; an intelligent, popular high school student falls in with a gaggle of bad kids, drugs, and the occult.
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s, THE FIRST FOUR YEARS; difficulties and desolation on the prairie.
James M. Cain’s, THE COCKTAIL WAITRESS; a posthumously discovered mystery by the author of Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice.