Ethan Hawke: And There Was Light, by Jacques Lusseyran
One of the most powerful memoirs I've ever encountered. Jacques was a blind, Catholic, 14-year-old leader in the French Resistance, and a concentration-camp survivor. His experience is thrilling, horrible, honest, spiritually profound, and utterly full of joy.
I can't wait for the movie where Jacques works through all of his anger issues with a cold, distant father.