His brother avoids him, his former classmates beat him up, and the members of the book club just hurl their copies of Bush Falls at his house. Right after high school, Joe Goffman left sleepy Bush Falls, Connecticut and never looked back. Fifteen years later, joe is struggling to avoid the sophomore slump with his next novel when he gets a call: his father's had a stroke, so it's back to Bush Falls for the town's most famous pariah.
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Everything Changes: A NovelBantam #ad - Norm’s overbearing, often outrageous efforts to reestablish ties with his sons infuriate Zack, despite twenty years of bad blood, and yet, he finds something compelling in his father’s maniacal determination to transform his own life. A steady, sexy, well-paying job, his stunning, blue-blooded fiancée: smart, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, and completely out of his league.
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Now tropper brings all that–and more–to an irresistible new novel. Then norm–zack’s freewheeling, Viagra-popping father–resurfaces after a twenty-year absence, looking to make amends. But as the wedding day looms, rael, zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, killed in a car wreck two years earlier–and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind.
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We Are All Made of Stars: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - But if stella mails it now, she breaks the rule—and risks tampering not only with Grace’s wishes but also with fate. A tear-jerking but ultimately uplifting story. Kirkus reviewsFrom the Hardcover edition. Navigating passion and grief, stella discovers that letters hold a special power: granting solace, and a marriage threatened by silence and secrets, loyalty and loss, saving memories, nurturing relationships.
The pages are filled with love and humor, sometimes regret, occasionally, and, even instructions for a perplexed husband on how to run appliances. Fans of jojo moyes will love We Are All Made of Stars” Good Housekeeping. There’s one rule: The letters are mailed only after the patient has passed. The letter clearly needs to be read before Grace dies.
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Plan B: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - The heartwarming debut novel by the new York Times bestselling author of This is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go. Turning thirty was never supposed to be like this. Ten years ago, ben, alison, chuck, lindsey, and Jack graduated from New York University and went out into the world, fresh-faced and full of dreams for the future.
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How to Talk to a Widower: A NovelBantam #ad - Warm and modestly knowing, with a wisecracking slacker hero. Kirkus reviews doug parker is a widower at age twenty-nine, and in his quiet town, curiosity, that makes him the object of sympathy, and in some cases even unbridled desire. A resigned yet hopeful examination of grief with a side of human absurdity.
As doug starts dipping his toes into the shark-infested waters of the second-time-around dating scene, it isn’t long before his new life is spinning hopelessly out of control, cutting a harrowing and often humorous swath of sexual missteps and escalating chaos across a suburban landscape. How to talk to a widower is a stunning novel of love, lust, and loss that USA Today hails as “hilarious but emotion-packed.
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One Last Thing Before I Go: A NovelDutton #ad - His ex-wife is about to marry a terrific guy. And his princeton-bound teenage daughter Casey has just confided in him that she’s pregnant—because Silver is the one she cares least about letting down. So when silver learns that he requires emergency life-saving heart surgery, become a better man, he makes the radical decision to refuse the operation, choosing instead to spend what time he has left to repair his relationship with Casey, and live in the moment—even if that moment isn’t going to last very long.
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The Other WifeSphere #ad - William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end.
Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for sixty years. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew - and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price. A mesmerising psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the internationally bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.
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Lucky Us: A NovelRandom House #ad - If america has a victor hugo, it is amy Bloom, whose picaresque novels roam the world, plumb the human heart and send characters into wild roulettes of kismet and calamity. The washington post “bloom’s crisp, delicious prose gives Lucky Us the feel of sprawling, brawling life itself. From brooklyn’s beauty parlors to london’s West End, absurd, a group of unforgettable people love, cheat and survive in this story of our fragile, lie, heroic species.
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Defending Jacob: A NovelDelacorte Press #ad - The neighbors’ contempt. No, we are not done talking about it. Entertainment weeklybonus: this edition contains excerpts from William Landay's Mission Flats and The Strangler and a Defending Jacob discussion guide. All bets are off. The new york times “Stunning. A faltering marriage. Happy at home with the loves of his life, his wife, and teenage son, Laurie, Jacob.
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The General's Daughter Paul Brenner Book 1Grand Central Publishing #ad - But duty calls and intrigue begins when they learn that several top-level people may have been involved with the "golden girl" - and many have wanted her dead. Demille is a master at keeping the reader hanging on to see what happens next. Associated Press. New york times bestsellerthe gripping murder mystery about an upstanding military officer - the base commander's daughter - who's been leading an unsavory double life.
When a professional military woman with a pristine reputation is found raped and murdered, a preliminary search turns up certain paraphernalia, and sex toys that point to a scandal of major proportions, The chief investigator is reluctant to take the case when he learns that his partner will be a woman with whom he had a tempestuous affair and an unpleasant parting.
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The Virtues of OxygenLake Union Publishing #ad - Holly is a young widow with two kids living in a ramshackle house in the same small town where she grew up wealthy. Now barely able to make ends meet editing the town’s struggling newspaper, she manages to stay afloat with help from her family. Then her mother suffers a stroke, and Holly’s world begins to completely fall apart.
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Her condition means she requires constant monitoring, and the close-knit community joins together to give her care and help keep her alive. Vivian has lived an extraordinary life, despite the fact that she has been confined to an iron lung since contracting polio as a child.
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