I just finished another really great book. I had never heard it and I totally judged it by it's cover at the library.
Choiring of the Trees is the story of a man named Nail Chism who is wrongly accused of raping a 13 year old neighbor in Arkansas, where apparently the legal system is corrupt as all hell. The story also encompasses the lives of several others, including our narrator Latha, the best friend of the girl who was raped. The story is cyclical, complicated, and does not disappoint.
The story was beautiful, well written, and SO rich. Each of the characters had thick, full plot lines surrounding them, and endless ambition.
Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone that has a tough stomach. Some of the subject matter is a little corrosive. But it teaches such a valuable lesson about human nature.