The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes
At 145 pages, this is a relatively short book that packs a big punch. This novel contains many differet themes, including the consequences of one’s actions that can reverberate through many years, actions taken and then regretted forever, and the nebulousness of memory and recollection. It’s hard to put down on paper what happens in the book without giving away too many things, so I won’t even try. The ending left me thinking for a long time, first about whether I “got it” and then how nasty life’s turn of events can be. See, I’ve already given away too much. Great book; very funny in parts. Won the 2011 Man Booker Prize.