A story of love, passion, and family, it will transport you right to the cobbled streets of Spain. This book transports readers to paradise in the form of a remote island in Thailand cut off from the rest of civilization and untouched by tourists. But just as the perfect world starts to come undone, our main character, Richard, has to face off against his own demons. This story moves from Nairobi to small Kenyan villages and further across the world as Maathai becomes more and more determined to make meaningful change. Corelli’s Mandolin // Louis de Bernières; $15Vintage/AmazonWe travel to the Greek island of Cephalonia during World War II, along with Captain Corelli, an Italian who is part of the occupying forces.