Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
Call Number: DT433.54 .D56 1983
Admittedly, I saw the movie before I read the book, which was a fabulous love story, but by now I have read the book more often than I have seen the movie! The book only hints at the romantic relationship between her and Denys and instead has many vignettes of her life in Africa. I am always hooked by the first sentence, "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills," because it so evocative of things that have been had, treasured, and lost.