I've been reading a bit lately and there's one that I just absolutely loved.
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
This book is about an autistic man, Lou Arrendale, who is presented with the chance be "cured" of his Autism. It is set in the future where Autism is cured in the womb and Lou is in a group of the few adult Autists left and the new manager of their area wants them to be part of a test group to see if adults who have Autism can be cured.
As the mother of a child who has Autism this was an amazing read for me. Ms. Moon is able to climb inside the brain of an Autist and presents him in a way that helped me learn more about my own son and others who have this struggle.
There is a part in there where Lou is contemplating the story in the Bible where Jesus heals the man at the Pool of Bethesda. It is insightful, amazing, touching and incredibly thought provoking.
If you have a child that has Autism or if you know someone that has Autism this may be a book you want to pick up.
The last part of the book was incredibly hard for me to read and I was in tears on the last two pages because Lou's story runs very parallel to my own son's and what he wants to do with his life.
I'm sure this book isn't for everyone but I found it an intriguing look into the life of this man and into Autism. I think that you will too.