One of the best books I've ever read, and definitely the best book about Ethiopia, is a true story called "There is No Me Without You" by Melissa Fay Greene. It follows the life of an Ethiopia woman who, after the death of her daughter and husband, opens up her home to orphans of AIDS. It is written so captivatingly (is that even a word?) that I couldn't put it down. I finished it in a matter of days.
To read Melissa Fay Greene's blog, click here.