One more book recently read: The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. The following sentences are key to the story she tells.
“The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know.” - Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna.
". . . that you can’t really know the person standing before you, because always there is some missing piece: the birthday like an invisible piñata hanging great and silent over his head, as he stands in his slippers boiling the water for coffee. The scarred, shrunken leg hidden under a green silk dress. A wife and son back in France. Something you never knew. That is the heart of the story." - Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna.