The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter:
Talk about a stunning literary debut! The first novel from then 23-year-old Carson McCullers, this Depression-era tale set in small-town Georgia explores the mysteries of the human heart with a haunting cast of characters.
No, I haven't read it, and I probably won't anytime soon. (So many books, so little time.)
It sounds like tackling foreign literature took a toll on the poor little brains of San Diego moms and readers across the country.