“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.”
It is 1969 and 16-year-old Lucy Gold has never been a motivated student.
“Would it surprise you to learn that one of the top fantasies for women is a prolonged hospital stay?”
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.
What happens when a creative woman does what she's supposed to instead of what she wants most?
“Cathleen Schine has written a beautiful book that should be on every nightstand this summer.”
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.
“a winner read that should appeal to a variety of literary and genre tastes.”
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
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?”
Of course no one should expect chick-lit or mom-lit to be well written.
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.
This is Your Life was a popular television show in the 1960s and 1970s, an early reality show that delighted many audiences.
“The uplifting themes of this novel are around forgiveness, community, and compassion, although they are eclipsed and outweighed by heartbreak.”
Our Souls at Night is a peaceful gem of a story.
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?
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
“Fans of Mr. Haruf’s earlier novels . . .
“many readers who reach for this latest offering are likely to be disappointed.”
“astoundingly direct, thrilling, and well-written. If there’s any justice in the publishing world, this should be an award contender.”
“Funny and heartwarming, Fetch You Later reflects Cook’s ability to inject comedy into everyday circumstances, supplying a remarkable and compelling read.”
“The closeness of this large Irish Catholic Massachusetts family highlights all the laughter—along with the frustration—that goes with loving, close family bonds.
The Christmas Cookie Collection is a compilation of four short stories by Ms. Wilde, three previously published.
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
“Mark Haddon is a talented novelist who knows how to create sympathetic, fallible, fumbling, well meaning, real characters . . .”