This blog post could've been titled "the power of book cover illustrations" or "why carrying a print book (versus an e-reader) matters". That's because it shows what happens when people see the book you're reading.
Darin Strauss is the acclaimed author of three novels, including his 1999 debut, "Chang and Eng." His new book is a memoir about a car accident he was involved in when he was 18 and how it's affected his life. It won the 2011 National Book Critic's Circle Award for autobiography, and it's a stunning tribute to the human struggle with forgiveness.