I recently finished Little Bee, by Chris Cleave. This book is a little mysterious in that if you Google or Amazon search it - you glean almost no information about it's plot. Even when I checked out the book in the flesh, the blurb inside the front cover was surprisingly vague - the author merely insists you give it a try and see what the pages behold...
Well, I succumbed to curiousity and read Little Bee. And I have to say, this book was unlike any other I've ever read. It's realistic fiction and set in present day, and the storyline emotional and full of sorrow at times, but written with such a frank and heartfelt poignancy you cannot help but turn the next page. Now a word to the wise: this is not really a light read. It is an intense, thought-provoking novel, but one that I've continued to think about even after I turned the final page.
So if you've got time, maybe indulge your curiousity side and read it for yourself.