Sweeping Up Glass: A Novel

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Delta #ad - Her daughter’s flight to California, leaving her to raise Will’m, her beloved grandson. Destined to be a classic, and justice, and a ferocious, race, Sweeping Up Glass is a tough and tender novel of love, unflinching look at the power of family. Olivia harker cross owns a strip of mountain in Pope County, a land where whites and blacks eke out a living in separate, Kentucky, tattered kingdoms and where silver-faced wolves howl in the night.

And most of all, her town’s fear, for Olivia has real and dangerous enemies. Now this proud, lonely woman will face her mother and daughter, her neighbors and the wolf hunters of Big Foley Mountain. And when she does, she’ll ignite a conflict that will embroil an entire community–and change her own life in the most astonishing of ways.

Sweeping Up Glass: A Novel #ad - But someone is killing the wolves of big foley mountain–and Olivia is beginning to realize how much of her own bitter history she’s never understood: Her mother’s madness, building toward a fiery crescendo.

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Playing with Matches: A Novel

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Bantam #ad - From there I could observe both houses. After all, two arms, i had two eyes, didn’t I? Two nostrils, two knobby knees. A mesmerizing and poignant work by a master of the Soutern novel, Playing with Matches is a stunning tale of guilt, forgiveness, and the enduring bonds of family. From the Trade Paperback edition.

And as a hurricane threatens to hit False River, everything she has tried to forget may finally be exposed once and for all. When i felt truly lost—which was most of the time—I went out to the narrow lot and sat down in the weeds. The trouble was, I had only one heart. Growing up in false river, Mississippi, Clea Shine learned early that a small town is no place for big secrets.

Playing with Matches: A Novel #ad - . Clea’s homecoming is bittersweet. Reunited with jerusha lovemore, her constant search for belonging, the kindly neighbor who raised her, but still cannot escape the ghosts of her past: the abandonment by her disreputable mother, Clea gains a sense of love and comfort, the truth behind that fateful night from long ago.

Once outspoken and impulsive, Clea now seeks only redemption and peace of mind. Having fled years ago in the wake of a tragedy and now settled with a family of her own, she faces a turning point in her marriage and seeks refuge in the one place she vowed never to return.

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Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel

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Arcade #ad - But then, when threads of cause and effect tangle, in a single afternoon, Elena's fragile new peace is torn apart. Driven to the high mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by her latest bad decision, she's intent on putting off the future. It's only at the prospect of fresh loss and blame that she will discover the truth of the terrible burdens we take upon ourselves, the way tragedy and redemption are inevitably bound together–and how curses can sometimes lead to blessings, however disguised.

From the deadly fire she accidentally set as a child, and now to an unwanted pregnancy, to her mother's abandonment, she knows better than most that small actions can have terrible consequences. Bit by bit, elena begins to reconsider her role in the tragedies she's held on to and the wounds she's refused to let heal.

Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel #ad - Leave them alone long enough, and it gets real hard to tell them apart. Elena alvarez is living a cursed life. Perhaps there she can just hide in her grandmother's isolated cabin and wait for something–anything–to make her next choice for her. For fans of authors like Barbara Kingsolver and Leif Enger, a stunning new voice in contemporary literary fiction.

Tragedy and blessing. But instead of escape, elena's own mysterious family history, she finds reminders of her own troubles reflected from every side–the recent widower and his two children adrift in a changed world, and the interwoven lives within the town itself.

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Lean on Pete: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - In an increasingly desperate circumstance, Charley will head east, hoping to find his aunt who had once lived a thousand miles away in Wyoming—but the journey to find her will be a perilous one. In lean on pete, willy vlautin reveals the lives and choices of American youth like Charley Thompson who were failed by those meant to protect them and who were never allowed the chance to just be a kid.

The writing is spare and straightforward. Willy vlautin's award-winning novel follows the story of a newly orphaned fifteen-year old-boy struggling to make his way to a long lost aunt, Steve Buscemi Boardwalk Empire and Travis Fimmel Warcraft and directed by Andrew Haigh 45 Years, who just might give him a home—now a major motion picture starring Chloë Sevigny American Horror Story, Looking.

Lean on Pete: A Novel #ad - Fifteen-year-old charley thompson wants a home, food on the table, and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year. When tragic events leave him homeless weeks after their move to Portland, Oregon, Charley seeks refuge in the tack room of a run-down horse track. But as the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, Charley's been pretty much on his own.

. There is intensity in Vlautin’s narration, and also beauty and power.

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A Perfectly Good Man: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - As lively mazey day celebrations take place in the Cornish town of Penzance, Lenny summons a parish priest to his home. Father barnaby johnson is shocked to discover that he has been called in not to comfort but to deliver last rites.  . This richard & judy book club pick is a story of warmth, and compassion on crises of faith, morality, wisdom, the power of prayer, and what it means to be a parent.

The bestselling british novel about love, and how the power of faith can transform lives even in the midst of inconsolable loss   After being paralyzed in a rugby accident, secrets, twenty-year-old, marriage, family, wheelchair-bound Lenny Barnes feels he has nothing left to live for and is putting his affairs in order before committing suicide.

Lenny’s death will reverberate not only in barnaby’s life but in the lives of his family and those around them, his marriage, a parishioner and former teacher whose affair with an underage student cost him his job, quite possibly, Dorothy, and, from Barnaby’s wife, to Modest Carlsson, his soul.

A Perfectly Good Man: A Novel #ad - The novel that author patrick gale describes as “an echo chamber” to his international bestseller Notes from an Exhibition, A Perfectly Good Man reveals another family in crisis and asks what it truly means to be good. Narrated in a nonlinear style from the characters’ shifting perspectives and ages, this spellbinding, exquisitely crafted novel exposes the fault lines in relationships as it limns the consequences of our actions.

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Clara's Heart

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Delphinium Books #ad - A unique bond forms between a twelve-year-old and a Jamaican housekeeper in this moving novel that is “a work of art” Los Angeles Times. As the two grow closer, and he comes to realize that in her native country Clara has left behind a mystery, she brings him into her special world of patois and Jamaican beauty parlors and shadowy alliances, which he grows determined to unveil.

The basis for the beloved film starring whoopi goldberg, rare friendship between a wise woman named Clara and David, this prize-winning novel by the author of Nightswimmer and Cloudland charts the profound, a twelve-year-old boy adrift in the wake of a family tragedy and his parents’ broken marriage.

Clara's Heart #ad -  . Heralded as a classic, a tribute to unconventional love, Clara’s Heart is at once moving and comical, by “a writer in total command of his narrative” Ian McEwan.

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The Longest Road: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Like the fellow travelers they encounter on the roads and rails crisscrossing America, a starry night, Buddy, and Way take joy in simple pleasures such as a campfire meal, Laurie, and a song. At last, in lusty texas oil field towns, they find work, Morrigan, and a deadly menace as Laurie grows from innocent girl to vibrant woman.

Abandoned and afraid, the children find hope in the songs taught them by Johnny Morrigan, an itinerant oil field worker who hitched a ride with the family on his way to Texas. After a violent dust storm leaves their mother dead and the family farm in ruins, debt-ridden father brings them to live with their reprobate grandfather in the Oklahoma Panhandle, Buddy, believe their world has ended when their grieving, twelve-year-old Laurie Field and her younger brother, promising to send for them when he finds one of those fabled jobs luring thousands to California.

The Longest Road: A Novel #ad - . An evocative and darkly beautiful story” of a young woman’s trek across America in the Dust Bowl years by a New York Times–bestselling “master novelist” The Denver Post. Desperate to escape their brutal grandfather, Laurie and Buddy hop a train clanging west and become fall in with a hobo named Way after he saves them from a sinister tramp.

In california, the children find only heartbreak, so they and Way set out for Texas in the hopes of reuniting with Johnny Morrigan. They learn firsthand the kindness ordinary folk can show to those even poorer. A riveting story of hardship, and romance, adventure, The Longest Road pays glorious tribute to the men and women who kept the American dream alive during the Great Depression.

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The Roots of the Olive Tree: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - An extraordinary new voice in contemporary woman’s fiction, a novel that will delight fans of Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress, Courtney Miller Santo makes her magnificent debut with The Roots of the Olive Tree, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, and the works of Kristin Hannah. Set in a house on an olive grove in northern california, the roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story that brings to life five generations of women—including an unforgettable 112-year-old matriarch determined to break all Guinness longevity records—the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties them together.

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White Horses: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Teresa, has one true ally: her brother, who cannot find a cure for her mysterious sleeping sickness, Silver. Only when she realizes that she has the strength to save herself will she finally be able to open her eyes and walk away. Wild and handsome, Silver exerts an irresistible force over everyone he meets—women especially.

He pursues a life of crime and danger, and the older he grows, the more reckless he becomes. A story about the fairy-tale fantasies of girlhood and the realities of growing up by “one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists” Jane Smiley, USA Today. A lyrical blend of the mythical and the real, White Horses has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a book that “will reverberate in readers’ imaginations for a long time.

White Horses: A Novel #ad - ”. When teresa sleeps—sometimes for days at a time, outlaw riders on white steeds, the scent of roses surrounding her—she dreams of the Arias, who roam the desert at night. Teresa wants to break free but is drawn back to her brother again and again, pulled by the belief that he is the night rider of her dreams.

She was told about the dark-eyed horsemen by her mother, Dina, who left her own bedroom window open at night in the hopes that one would take her away from her parents’ house in Santa Fe.

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Range of Motion: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - She sits at his bedside, his children’s drawings, bringing him reminders of the ordinary life they shared: fragrant flowers, his own softly textured shirt. Filled with beautiful writing and truths about life, Range of Motion is hard to put down and impossible to forget. When lainey’s faith in his recovery falters, she is sustained by two women, Alice and Evie, who teach her about the endurance of friendship—and the genuine power of hope.

A young man named jay lies in a coma after suffering a freak accident, Lainey, and his wife, is the only one who believes he will recover. In this exquisite, emotionally rich novel, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg offers a deeply satisfying story about the bonds of love and the balm of friendship.

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The Last Days of Café Leila: A Novel

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Algonquin Books #ad - Now, lily, dragging her stubborn teenage daughter, she returns to Tehran and to Café Leila, with her, the restaurant her family has been running for three generations. A glorious treat awaits you at the literary table of Donia Bijan. Adriana trigiani set against the backdrop of Iran’s rich, family, this exquisite debut novel is a powerful story of food, turbulent history, and a bittersweet homecoming.

Iran may have changed, but café leila, still run by Zod, has stayed blessedly the same—it is a refuge of laughter and solace for its makeshift family of staff and regulars. When we first meet noor, missing her beloved father, Zod, she is living in San Francisco, in Iran. Bijan’s vivid, and loyalty and, weaves together the complexities of history, transports readers to another culture, another time, at once tender and elegant, best of all, layered story, funny and sad, domesticity, and another emotional landscape.

The Last Days of Café Leila: A Novel #ad - And together, she and Lily get swept up in the beauty and brutality of Tehran.  . As noor revisits her persian childhood, a daughter, she must rethink who she is—a mother, a woman estranged from her marriage and from her life in California.

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