An electrifying new york times bestselling novel about marriage and deceit that follows two couples on vacation in Siracusa, a town on the coast of Sicily, where the secrets they have hidden from one another are exposed and relationships are unraveled. With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel.
Siracusa #ad - Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming.
In Between Days Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - Their grown son, is still living at home: driving his mother’s minivan, working at a local coffee shop, Richard, resisting the career as a writer that beckons him. The hardings are teetering on the brink. Andrew porter is a born storyteller. 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.
He makes his own space instantly and invites you in. 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. Told with piercing insight, taut psychological suspense, and the wisdom of a true master of character, about betrayal and forgiveness, this is a novel about the vagaries of love and family, about the possibility and impossibility of coming home.
In Between Days Vintage Contemporaries #ad - This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide. Chloe returns to Houston, but the dangers set in motion back at school prove inescapable. 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.
The Glorious Heresies: A NovelTim Duggan Books #ad - The consequences of this unplanned murder connect four misfits struggling against their meager circumstances. Biting and darkly funny, the glorious Heresies presents an unforgettable vision of a city plagued by poverty and exploitation, where salvation still awaits in the most unexpected places. New york time's book review's "10 Best Crime Novels" of the year.
Georgie is a sex worker who half-heartedly joins a born-again movement to escape her profession and drug habit. And jimmy phelan, the most fearsome gangster in the city and Maureen’s estranged son, finds that his mother’s bizarre attempts at redemption threaten his entire organization. Ryan is a fifteen-year-old drug dealer desperate not to turn out like his alcoholic father, Tony, whose feud with his next-door neighbor threatens to ruin his family.
The Glorious Heresies: A Novel #ad - From lisa mcinerney, hailed by the irish times as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today, ” comes The Glorious Heresies, a searing debut novel about life on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. When grandmother maureen Phelan is surprised in her home by a stranger, she clubs the intruder with a Holy Stone.
The Arsonist: A novel Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - From the best-selling author of while i was gone and the Senator’s Wife, a superb new novel about a family and a community tested when an arsonist begins setting fire to the homes of the summer people in a small New England town. Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for fifteen years, Frankie Rowley has come home—home to the small New Hampshire village of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered.
Against this backdrop of menace and fear, unexpected affair with the editor of the local paper, Frankie begins a passionate, a romance that progresses with exquisite tenderness and heat toward its own remarkable risks and revelations. Suspenseful, rich in psychological nuance and emotional insight, about how and where one ought to live, sophisticated, The Arsonist is vintage Sue Miller—a finely wrought novel about belonging and community, about what it means to lead a fulfilling life.
The Arsonist: A novel Vintage Contemporaries #ad - . Then another house burns, and another, always the houses of the summer people. One of our most elegant and engrossing novelists at her inimitable best. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. In a town where people have never bothered to lock their doors, social fault lines are opened, and neighbors begin to regard one another with suspicion.
The Expatriates: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - K. Lee is vividly good on the subject of Americans abroad. The new york times book review “Sex and the City meets Lost in Translation. The skimm Janice Y. Now, in her long-awaited new novel, identities, Lee explores with devastating poignancy the emotions, and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all.
The Expatriates: A Novel #ad - Mercy, a young korean american and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Atmospheric, and utterly compelling, moving, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women’s inner lives. K. Raise a glass: the first great book-club novel of 2016 has arrived.
Usa today, funny henry james in asia, 4/4 stars“A female, Janice Y. Lee’s new york times bestselling debut, was called “immensely satisfying” by People, The Oprah Magazine, “intensely readable” by O, The Piano Teacher, and “a rare and exquisite story” by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The Falls: A Novel P.S.HarperCollins e-books #ad - What follows is a passionate love affair, marriage, and family -- a seemingly perfect existence. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby, who is unexpectedly drawn to her. But tragedy soon takes over their lives, poisoning their halcyon years with distrust, greed, and murder.
Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of niagara Falls in the mid-twentieth century, this haunting exploration of the American family in crisis is a stunning achievement from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" The Nation. This P. S. It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine's young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls.
The Falls: A Novel P.S. #ad - Ariah, "the widow bride of the falls, " begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. Edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
The Stone Diaries: Penguin Classics Deluxe EditionPenguin Classics #ad - In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition One of the most successful and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life.
With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
The Stone Diaries: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition #ad - What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy's vividly described inner life--from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
Bed & Breakfast: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - The delightful holiday tale of josie taternall and her south carolina bed and breakfast from "born storyteller" The Washington Post and New York Times bestselling author Lois BattleAfter her best friend's narrow brush with death, Josie decides that life is too short to let old grievances stand in the way of family togetherness.
With her uncanny ear for southern sensibility and her sharp-eyed wit, Battle gives us the perfect upstairs/downstairs comedy and a portrait of a family in all its tender, touching, and flawed glory that readers young and old will cherish. Full of warmth, humor, and characters I completely adore - as delicious as a weekend at your favorite inn.
Bed & Breakfast: A Novel #ad - Dorothea benton Frank, New York Times. This year, she resolves, her three grown daughters - the girls she raised so carefully yet with such mixed results - will come home for Christmas.
The People Next Door: From the Number One Bestselling AuthorHachette Ireland #ad - Is she shutting out her only chance of finding love? While next door Dan, still reeling from his wife's desertion, signs up for a cookery course. As the drama unfolds along millers Avenue, the inhabitants learn that the things you most yearn for can often be found on your own doorstep. As his lemon souffle rises, so does his interest in someone close to home.
. Further along, kathryn is struggling to keep her marriage together despite the best efforts of her interfering mother-in-law. Roisin meaney is a skilful storyteller' Sheila O'FlanaganA warm, spell-binding tale of friendship, love and second chances from this Number One bestselling author. Behind the brightly coloured doors of Miller's Avenue live people with very complicated lives.
The People Next Door: From the Number One Bestselling Author #ad - . When yvonne in number 7 joins an online dating website, she's looking for something more than friendship but after a series of disastrous encounters, decides to shut down her account. As tension grows between the two women, Kathryn wonders if Grainne will finally succeed, as she realises that she may never give her husband Justin what he wants.
Beautiful Animals: A NovelHogarth #ad - Let’s not mince words. Truly difficult to put down. But when their seemingly simple plan to help Faoud unravels all must face the horrific consequences they have set in motion. In this brilliant psychological study of manipulation and greed, Lawrence Osborne explores the dark heart of friendship, and shows just how often the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions.
. This is a great book. Sophisticated, smart and uncomfortable, and the story is cracking. Lionel shriver, Washington Post "Startlingly good. Osborne has been described as an heir to Graham Greene, and he shares with Greene an interest in what might be called the moral thriller. Katie kitamura, new york times Book Review"A seductively menacing new thriller by Lawrence Osborne.
Beautiful Animals: A Novel #ad - . Who unites graham greene’s fondness for foreign soil with Patricia Highsmith’s fascination with the nastier coils of the human psyche. Npr’s “fresh air"financial times summer pick 2017guardian best holiday reads 2017 on a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, sleeping heavily, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, exposed to the elements, but still alive.
Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy british art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American girl on vacation with her family, to help this stranger.
My Absolute Darling: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - Instant new york times bestseller la times book prize finalistnbcc john leonard prize finalistone of the new york times's most notable books of 2017one of the washington post’s most notable books of 2017one of npr’s ‘great reads’ of 2017a usa today best book of the year an amazon. Com best book of the year a business insider best book of the year"impossible to put down.
Npr"a novel that readers will gulp down, gasping. The washington post "the word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one. Stephen kinga brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.
My Absolute Darling: A Novel #ad - Turtle Alveston is a survivor. But while her physical world is expansive, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, Martin. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable.
Her social existence is confined to the middle school where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell and to her life with her father. Then turtle meets jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise.
The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption.