Hourglass by Dani Shapiro

Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro

"Don't be fooled by the size of this slim volume.  Shapiro's taut, graceful memoir packs a lifetime's worth of rumination about her 18-year marriage, and what it means to permanently tie your life and story to someone else.  In these pages, Shapiro shows the enriching effects of both time and memory on her own marriage, and her writing is so exquisite that you'll want to underline a different passage on every page.  Beautiful!"  -Recommended by Erika