1.The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Fiction: Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated. 2. Out of the Night That Covers Me by Pat Cunningham Devoto Ficiton:A powerful drama of prejudice and lost innocence, indomitable courage, and the secret corners of a child's heart. 3. The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts Fiction: A sunny look at the dark side, as a poster group Vietnam vet, an Asian immigrant, a Native American, and an African- American widow serendipitously find happiness at an Oklahoma diner.