9. A Book of American Martyrs
By Joyce Carol Oates
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When an ardent Evangelical named Luther Dunphy assassinates an abortion provider in a small Ohio town, he believes he is acting out the will of God.
But the doctor, Augustus Voorhees, leaves behind a wife and children scarred by the death of their loved one.
A portrait of two families who must bear the weight of one man's action and the resounding effect it has on a small community.