BookMark: We the Living, by Ayn Rand

January 9, 2008

Ayn Rand's first novel was her first denouncement of communism . . . and the book she said comes closest to an autobiography. Set in post-revolutionary Russia, it's the heart-wrenching story of a woman who sacrifices everything for the man she loves-and a detailed portrait of socialized Russia, with its ration cards, long lines, and dismal living conditions.