Lauren groff, the monsters of templeton, and arcadiain the waning days of 1999, new york timesbestselling author of Fates and Furies, the last of the Alters—three damaged but wisecracking sisters who share an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—decide it’s time to close the circle of the family curse by taking their own lives.
A Reunion Of Ghosts: A Novel #ad - Unspooling threads of history, personal memory, and family lore, they weave a mesmerizing account that stretches back a century to their great-grandfather, a brilliant scientist whose professional triumph became the terrible legacy that defines them. But first, vee, lady, and delph must explain the origins of that curse and how it has manifested throughout the preceding generations.
This original tale is black comedy at its best. People book of the week“A rich portrait of a complicated family, at turns violent and hilarious. Emma straub, New York Timesbestselling author.
The Vagrants: A NovelRandom House #ad - We read of delicate moments and acts of violence by mothers, wives, husbands, sons, and more, neighbors, lovers, as Gu Shan’s execution spurs a brutal government reaction. Writing with profound emotion, and in the superb tradition of fiction by such writers as Orhan Pamuk and J. Her distraught mother, determined to follow the custom of burning her only child’s clothing to ease her journey into the next world, is about to make another bold decision.
In luminous prose, and choices for survival, award-winning author Yiyun Li weaves together the lives of unforgettable characters who are forced to make moral choices, in China in the late 1970s. Shortlisted for the 2011 international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Morning dawns on the provincial city of Muddy River.
The Vagrants: A Novel #ad - Life in a world of oppression and pain is portrayed through stories of resilience, perversion, courage, sacrifice, and belief. Now a political prisoner, she is to be executed for her dissent. Coetzee, yiyun li gives us a stunning novel that is at once a picture of life in a special part of the world during a historic period, a universal portrait of human frailty and courage, and a mesmerizing work of art.
Praise for the vagrants“she bridges our world to the Chinese world with a mind that is incredibly supple and subtle. W magazine“a balzacian look at one community’s suppressed loves and betrayals.
The Great ManAnchor #ad - From the acclaimed author of the Epicure's Lament, love, a scintillating novel of secrets, and legacy in the New York art world. Mischievous. Funny, astute. As unexpectedly generous as it is entertaining. As two biographers interview the women in an attempt to set the record straight, the open secret of his affair reaches a boiling point and a devastating skeleton threatens to come to light.
What the obituary does not note, however, is that Oscar is also survived by his longtime mistress, Teddy St. Cloud, and their daughters. National bestseller and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Oscar Feldman, the renowned figurative painter, has passed away. Christensen is a witty observer of the art universe.
The Great Man #ad - The new york Times. As his obituary notes, and his sister, their son, Oscar is survived by his wife, Abigail, Ethan, the well-known abstract painter Maxine Feldman.
Heart Spring Mountain: A NovelEcco #ad - One thousand miles away—while tending bar in New Orleans—Vale receives a call and is told that her mother, Bonnie, has disappeared. Despite a years-long estrangement from Bonnie, Vale drops everything and returns home to look for her. Though the hometown vale comes back to is not the one she left eight years earlier, she finds herself falling back into the lives of the family she thought she’d long since left behind.
As vale begins her search, and an owl-loving hermit—as they seek love, the narrative opens up and pitches back and forth in time to follow three generations of women—a farming widow, bear children, a back-to-the-land dreamer, and absorb losses. All the while, vale’s search has her unwittingly careening toward a family origin secret more stunning than she ever imagined.
Heart Spring Mountain: A Novel #ad - Written with a striking sense of place, heart spring Mountain is an arresting novel about returning home, finding hope in the dark, and of the power of the land—and the stories it harbors—to connect and to heal. It’s also an absorbing exploration of the small fractures that can make families break-and the lasting ties that bind them together.
In this evocative first novel, a young woman returns to her rural vermont hometown in the wake of a devastating storm to search for her missing mother and unravel a powerful family secretIt’s August 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene has just wreaked havoc on Vermont, flooding rivers and destroying homes.
Heft: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Heft: A Novel #ad - Told with warmth and intelligence through Arthur and Kel’s own quirky and lovable voices, Heft is the story of two improbable heroes whose connection transforms both their lives. A stunningly sad and heroically hopeful tale…This is a beautiful novel about relationships of the most makeshift kind. O, the oprah magazinearthur opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade.
Twenty miles away, in yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career. The link between this unlikely pair is Kel’s mother, Charlene, a former student of Arthur’s.
In Between Days Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - The hardings are teetering on the brink. Andrew porter is a born storyteller. Told with piercing insight, and the wisdom of a true master of character, about betrayal and forgiveness, taut psychological suspense, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.
This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide. Elson—once one of houston’s most promising architects, who never quite lived up to expectations—is recently divorced from his wife of thirty years, Cadence. Chloe returns to Houston, but the dangers set in motion back at school prove inescapable. He makes his own space instantly and invites you in.
In Between Days Vintage Contemporaries #ad - But when chloe harding gets kicked out of her East Coast college, for reasons she can’t explain to either her parents or her older brother, the Hardings’ lives start to unravel. Their grown son, richard, is still living at home: driving his mother’s minivan, working at a local coffee shop, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him.
Hats off!” —barry hannah from a commanding new voice in fiction comes a novel as perceptive as it is generous: a portrait of an American family trying to cope in our world today, a story of choices and doubts and transgressions.
CanadaEcco #ad - After a five-year hiatus, an undisputed american master delivers a haunting and elemental novel about the cataclysm that undoes one teenage boy’s family, and the stark and unforgiving landscape in which he attempts to find grace. A powerful and unforgettable tale of the violence lurking at the heart of the world, from the novels of Cheever and Carver to the works of Philip Roth, Richard Ford’s Canada will resonate long and loud for readers of stark and sweeping novels of American life, Richard Russo, Charles Frazier, and Jonathan Franzen.
The only writer ever to win both the pulitzer Prize and Pen/Faulkner Award for a single novel Independence Day Richard Ford follows the completion of his acclaimed Bascombe trilogy with Canada.
The Poison Tree: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Naïvely, karen assumes her newfound happiness will last forever. She begins a relationship with biba's enigmatic and protective older brother, alcohol, Rex, and falls into a blissful rhythm of sex, and endless summer nights. She will do whatever it takes to protect her family and keep her secret. Flash back to the sultry summer in 1990s london when Karen, a straight-A student on the verge of college graduation, first meets the exotic, flamboyant Biba and joins her louche life in a crumbling mansion in Highgate.
Alternating between the fragile present and the lingering past with a shocker of an ending, The Poison Tree is a brilliant suspense debut that will appeal to readers of Kate Atkinson, Donna Tartt, and Tana French. This taut psychological thriller begins when Karen and her nine-year- old daughter, Alice, pick up Rex from a ten-year stint in prison for murder.
The Poison Tree: A Novel #ad - When old ghosts come back to destroy the life it has taken Karen a decade to build, she has everything to lose. But biba and rex have a complicated family history-one of abandonment, suicide, and crippling guilt-and Karen's summer of freedom is about to end in blood. From an incredible new voice in psychological suspense, a novel about the secrets that remain after a final bohemian summer of excess turns deadly.
Good Family: A NovelHarperCollins e-books #ad - Beneath the silent gaze of her ailing mother, Maddie and her family must confront their past and face the future to once again find a home in a house steeped in untold stories of its own. What awaits maddie is a collision of distinct, passion, eccentric personalities -- by turns hilarious and poignant -- as well as an archive of memories that evoke pleasure, and pain.
Good Family: A Novel #ad - A retreat on lake michigan for old-money WASPs, Sand Isle has long been the summer residence of the Addison family. The youngest member of the clan, maddie addison, survived an awkward but sheltered adolescence only to be plagued in adulthood by alcoholism, a failed marriage, and an unendurable loss that sent her fleeing the burden of family expectations.
Now, maddie has been summoned back to Sand Isle, after an eleven-year hiatus, where her widowed mother languishes near death.
Lost and Found SistersWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. From new york times bestselling author jill shalvis comes her first women's fiction novel—an unforgettable story of friendship, love, and sisterhood—perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, family, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins.
They say life can change in an instant… After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. The inheritance isn't a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family.
Though she doesn't quite fit in right away, she can't help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked. As quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there's another surprise in store for her. Her whole life has been a lie.
Lost and Found Sisters #ad - On impulse, home, Quinn gives up her job, and boyfriend. So why does she feel so empty, like she's looking for a missing piece she can't find? The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.
The Tilted World: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - And while he seems kind and gentle, Dixie Clay knows full well that he is an enemy who can never be trusted. When ingersoll learns that a saboteur might be among them, planning a catastrophe along the river that would wreak havoc in Hobnob, he knows that he and Dixie Clay will face challenges and choices that they will be fortunate to survive.
Ingersoll, an orphan raised by nuns, is determined to find the infant a home, and his search leads him to Dixie Clay Holliver. He has no idea that she's the best bootlegger in the county and may be connected to the agents' disappearance. Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the mississippi river, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Crooked Letter, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love, from Tom Franklin, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, Crooked Letter, and award-winning poet Beth Ann FennellyThe year is 1927.
The Tilted World: A Novel #ad - A strong woman married too young to a philandering charmer, Dixie Clay has lost a child to illness and is powerless to resist this second chance at motherhood. Written with extraordinary insight and tenderness, The Tilted World is that rarest of creations, a story of seemingly ordinary people who find hope and deliverance where they least expect it—in each other.
Arriving in the tiny hamlet of hobnob, to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger, Mississippi, they are astonished to find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene. From the moment they meet, Ingersoll and Dixie Clay are drawn to each other.
As rains swell the mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner, Ham Johnson.