Best. Book. Ever.
You've got to read it. Really.
Religion. Politics. Motherhood. Materialism. History. Poverty. Daddy issues. Racism. Love. Death.
All written in the most luscious prose.
I read it for the first time years ago, maybe in college? I loved it then. I recently reread it and loved it even more. In another 10 years I'll read it again. There are some advantages to having a lousy memory.