Missing Mom: A Novel

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Nikki eaton, and economically self-supporting, thirty-one, sexually liberated, single, has never particularly thought of herself as a daughter. Yet, sorrow, wisdom, illumination, she undergoes a remarkable transformation during a tumultuous year that brings stunning horror, following the unexpected loss of her mother, and even—from an unexpected source—a nurturing love.

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Belong to Me: A Novel

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A story centered around three very different suburban neighbors and what it truly means to “belong” to someone, smart and sophisticated women’s fiction that invites discussion as it touches the heart—and the ideal companion to de los Santos’s previous blockbuster, this eye-opening, unforgettable book is the perfect book club selection—beautifully written, Love Walked In.

Marisa de los santos’s belong to me is my favorite discovery of the past years: a terrific page-turner that’s also poignant, funny, surprising and deeply heartfelt. Harlan coben “Complex, engaging, and surprisingly moving. Boston globethe sensational new york times bestseller from Marisa de los Santos, that affect our choice of friend, an enchanting, Belong to Me is a gift for readers, both big and small, lover, luminous novel about the accidents, and spouse.

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Blonde: A Novel

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Ecco #ad - In a voice startling, intimate, norma jeane tells her own story, and rich, that of an emblematic American artist—intensely conflicted and driven—who has lost her way. In this ambitious book, joyce carol oates boldly reimagines the inner, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker—the child, poetic, the woman, the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe.

A powerful portrait of hollywood’s myth and an extraordinary woman’s heartbreaking reality, Blonde is a sweeping epic that pays tribute to the elusive magic and devastation behind the creation of the great twentieth-century American star.

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Ash Wednesday

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Vintage #ad - Somehow, barreling across america from albany to New Orleans to Ohio and Texas in a souped-up Chevy Nova, Christy and Jimmy are transformed from passionate but conflicted lovers into a young family on a magnificent journey. Ash wednesday is a novel of blazing emotion and remarkable grace, fear, a tale that captures the intensity—the excitement, and joy—of being on the threshold of the mysterious country of marriage and parenthood.

Christy is pregnant with jimmy’s child, and she’s determined to head home, with or without Jimmy, to face up to her past and prepare for the future. From the actor, marriage, and writer Ethan Hawke: a piercing novel of love, director, and renewal. Jimmy is awol from the army, but—with characteristic fierceness and terror—he’s about to embark on the biggest commitment of his life.

Ash Wednesday #ad - Powerful, assured, and punctuated by moments of tremendous humor, it represents, for Hawke the novelist, large of heart, a major leap forward.

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Mother Land

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Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Theroux possesses a fabulously nasty sense of humor. Stephen king, frugality, new york times book Review   To those in her Cape Cod town, Mother is an exemplar of piety, and hard work. As she lives well past the age of one hundred, her brood struggles with and among themselves to shed her viselike hold on them.

Mother land is a piercing portrait of how a parent’s narcissism impacts a family. To her husband and seven children, she is a selfish, petty tyrant. Paul theroux ladles a steaming cup of dysfunctional-family chowder in Mother Land. Vanity fair  “an engrossing, emotionally tangled and often merciless examination of family and self.

Mother Land #ad - . While the particulars of his tale are unique, Paul Theroux encapsulates with acute clarity and wisdom a circumstance that is familiar to millions of readers. She excels at playing her offspring against each other. The others include the officious lawyer, the narrator, Fred; the uproarious professor, Floyd; a pair of inseparable sisters whose devotion to Mother has consumed their lives; and JP, a successful writer whose work she disparages.

Mother land is a bittersweet, brutally frank family saga that offers enough redemption to make the journey worth it. Shelf Awareness. Her favorite, died in childbirth; only Angela really understands her, Angela, she tells the others.

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Bruno's Dream: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Author iris murdoch’s examination of “the subjects of death and love is beautifully articulated in the dramatic action, ” making Bruno’s Dream one of the most entertaining and profound novels in the Man Booker Prize winner’s towering body of work The New York Times. After decades of broken contact due to miles marrying a woman Bruno once found unsuitable, the prodigal son returns home to his father—and finds himself confronting much more than just a dying man’s last demand.

Bruno's Dream: A Novel #ad - With not much time left to live, miles, Bruno makes a final request to those who care for him: He wishes to see his estranged son, once more. A dying man makes a request of his estranged son that brings secrets and grudges to the surface in a novel by the prize-winning author of Under the Net. As miles; his wife and his sister-in-law; bruno’s son-in-law, passions, they will become entangled in a web of affairs, Danby; and Bruno’s nurses and aides gather at this deathbed vigil, and grudges that will change them all—even long after Bruno is gone.

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Louisa Meets Bear: Stories

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Sarah Crichton Books #ad - Nprchosen as a fresh Pick for Your Book Club, Oprah. Combrilliantly Constructed. They dive headfirst into a passionate affair that will alter the course of their lives, changing how they define themselves in the years and relationships that follow. Extraordinary. We follow them over the course of a half century, through pregnancies, tragedies, and revelations, from San Francisco to New York City and from Guatemala to Venice, until we return to Louisa and Bear.

With flawed and deeply human characters, and piercing insight into the lives of women, "Louisa Meets Bear "grapples with whether we can--or can't--choose how and whom we love. Each character is striking, each rendered with Gornick's trademark sympathy and psychological acuity. Lisa gornick's "louisa meets bear "is a gripping novel in interconnected stories from an author whose work "starts off like a brush fire and then engulfs and burns with fury" "The Huffington Post".

Louisa Meets Bear: Stories #ad - Reading "louisa meets bear "is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle, as we uncover the subtle and startling connections between new characters and the star-crossed lovers. We meet a daughter who stabs her mother when she learns the truth about her father, a wife who sees herself clearly after finding a man dead on her office floor, a mother who discovers a girl in her teenage son's bed.

Louisa is the sexually adventurous daughter of a geneticist, Bear the volatile son of a plumber. Starred review publishers WeeklyProfound Brilliance.

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Lie Down in Darkness

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Open Road Media #ad - Written in masterful prose that “achieves real beauty” The Washington Post, William Styron’s debut novel offers unflinching insight into the ineradicable bonds of place and family. Lie down in darkness, poignant and compelling, is a classic of modern american literature from the author who went on to earn high critical acclaim—with a Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner and a National Book Award for Sophie’s Choice—and a place at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives. This portrait of a southern family’s downfall was the literary debut of the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Sophie’s Choice.

Lie Down in Darkness #ad - . A finalist for the national book award, Lie Down in Darkness centers on the Loftis family—Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie. The story of milton, helen, and their children reveals much about life’s losses and disappointments. The story, told through a series of flashbacks on the day of Peyton’s funeral, is a powerful depiction of a family doomed by its failure to forget and its inability to love.

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A Season in Purgatory: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - But an outsider refuses to play his part. And now, the day of reckoning has arrived. Praise for a season in Purgatory“Highly entertaining. Entertainment Weekly“Stunning. Liz smith“Compelling. New york daily News“Mesmerizing. The new york times“Potent characterization and deftly crafted plotting. Publishers Weekly.

Glamour. New york times bestsellerthey were the family with everything. Power. The power to halt a police investigation in its tracks. Money. They were the Bradleys, America's royalty. The power to murder without guilt, without shame, and without ever paying the price. The power to spin a story, concoct a lie, and believe it was the truth.

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The Ninth Hour: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - . Rendered with remarkable delicacy, and intelligence, heart, Alice McDermott’s The Ninth Hour is a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today. He is determined to prove—to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife—that “the hours of his life.

Saviour, a little nursing sister of the Sick Poor, an aging nun, unbidden, appears, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In catholic brooklyn in the early part of the twentieth century, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence, decorum, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, and yet his suicide, though never spoken of, superstition, reverberates through many lives—testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, even through multiple generations.

The Ninth Hour: A Novel #ad - A magnificent new novel from one of america’s finest writers—a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn. On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens a gas tap in his Brooklyn tenement.

Belonged to himself alone. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St.

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The Optimist's Daughter Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - The Optimist's Daughter Vintage International #ad - After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up. Along in the old house, herself, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, and her parents. This pulitzer prize–winning novel tells the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, years later, to New Orleans, a young woman who has left the South and returns, where her father is dying.

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