The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink

An older woman has an affair with a young teen, while all come to terms with post-WWII Germany. This book seems to be universally described as “subtle,” which is true–as it explores the ideas of guilt and shame without hitting you over the head too much. I found it worth reading, although it isn’t a light book, and it isn’t easy in terms of morals and exploration of blame. Well-written and human.

I now want to track down the movie, I have no idea how they would have adapted this.