To give you time to order it or whatever it is that you lot do, September's suggestion is, courtesy of Valerie, "A short history of tractors in Ukranian" by Marina Lewycka. It was also shortlisted for the Orange prize, so it fits in with that theme. Do go ahead and post on "The Kite Runner" whenever you're ready. I went first last time! My copy of Hosseini is also free if anyone wants to borrow it - just ask.