17. 'The Way Forward Is With A Broken Heart' By Alice Walker
What's a list of must-read books if it doesn't have Alice Walker on it twice? Does it even count as a list? However, it's not her name that gets her on the list, but her openness about her marriage and divorce in The Way Forward Is With A Broken Heart. Beautifully written and with the racially charged South as the backdrop, Walker writes intimately about the man she loved and the man she lost. You don't have to have gone through a divorce to know, for a fact, that the only way forward really is with a broken heart.