Families

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“I don’t need to jump off cliffs into oceans to die, because every day there is a little death waiting for me. All I have to do is wake up and walk out the front door.”

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It is 1969 and 16-year-old Lucy Gold has never been a motivated student.

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“Would it surprise you to learn that one of the top fantasies for women is a prolonged hospital stay?”

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Newly divorced and facing the inevitable friend loss that often accompanies separation, Ava Tucker is feeling unmoored: “She was surprised by how much she longed for company.

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What happens when a creative woman does what she's supposed to instead of what she wants most?

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“Cathleen Schine has written a beautiful book that should be on every nightstand this summer.”

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Lisa has survived breast cancer and reached her 50th birthday only to discover, in a most humiliating moment during her surprise birthday party, that her husband has been cheating on her.

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“a winner read that should appeal to a variety of literary and genre tastes.”

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The Ramblers is populated with a cast of requisite women’s lit characters—thirty-something best friends since college; a rich, romantic older lover; a hunky, artistic, rebounding divorced

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Ask Him Why is a multi-layered narrative with a central theme about the consequences of rushing to judgement without trying to understand the other side by first asking, “Why?” 

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Of course no one should expect chick-lit or mom-lit to be well written.

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Joe O’Brien is a proud Irishman who prizes and protects what’s important in his life—his “bride” Rosie, four mostly-grownup children, and being a cop in Boston.

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This is Your Life was a popular television show in the 1960s and 1970s, an early reality show that delighted many audiences.

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“The uplifting themes of this novel are around forgiveness, community, and compassion, although they are eclipsed and outweighed by heartbreak.”

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Our Souls at Night is a peaceful gem of a story.

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When feeling down and in need of a change, what could be better than to get away and lease a coastal cottage in Maine in August?

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Ask adults or adolescents what they know about Judy Blume and many will say Fudge. Blume’s Fudge series remains a classic although it was just one part of her 28 titles spanning four decad

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Fans of Mr. Harufs earlier novels . . .

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“compelling and masterful”

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“many readers who reach for this latest offering are likely to be disappointed.”

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“astoundingly direct, thrilling, and well-written. If there’s any justice in the publishing world, this should be an award contender.”

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Funny and heartwarming, Fetch You Later reflects Cook’s ability to inject comedy into everyday circumstances, supplying a remarkable and compelling read.”

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“The closeness of this large Irish Catholic Massachusetts family highlights all the laughter—along with the frustration—that goes with loving, close family bonds.

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In these difficult economic times it’s often hard to find suitable employment, so imagine 50-something Kristen Stevens’ anxiety after losing her administrative position at a prominent California un

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