School for Love, Olivia Manning


A WWII novel set in Jerusalem, Olivia Manning's School for Love is about trying to come together when the world seems to be pulling apart. What I'll remember most, though, is little Felix's love for his adopted cat, Faro; it's amazing, the bonds that can be forged with felines. NYT's Lens Blog recently featured an incredibly touching photo essay on the topic; Hiroyuki Ito's ode to Meeno is lovely, and perfect alongside the Manning book.