We have gotten to read a good amount while we were here (it is amazing what not having a tv can accomplish), and one of the novels we have read was The Shack. Look it up.
I was very impressed by the guy's talent in writing, and for Christian publication, I was even more impressed. My only complaint is that the book seems to switch voices in the middle of the book, but it switches for his own intent, and I can respect that. I am most impressed by how he writes the theological insights that he has, and I feel it is a good read for many people.
Check it out!