The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III
This book deals with very disturbing subject matter-a missing child, the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and a slightly cliche "stripper with a heart of gold". But, it is very well written by an excellent author-he also wrote House of Sand and Fog, which was turned in to a movie and was excellent as well. I read this book straight through in less than 24 hours, and I highly recommend it. A very compelling read.