Her debut novel, The Septembers of Shiraz, was published this summer.
She recently told Newsweek about her five most important books.
And she addressed two other book-related issues:
A Certified Important Book you've never read:Read about Sofer's most important books.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. We're all products of the time we live in and its political events, so I'd like to read it ... but it's just so long.
A book you'd like to share with your children:
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. It's a letter from an aging father to his young son. And it contains all these brilliant ruminations on life, love, religion, friendship and space. And the writing is absolutely crystalline and gorgeous.