All Time Faves: Love, Loss and Family

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The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
By Alcott, Kathleen
2012-09 - Other Press (NY)
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A charged and deeply layered love story that explores the dynamics of family when it defies bloodlines and societal conventions. …More

A Land More Kind Than Home A Land More Kind Than Home
By Cash, Wiley
2013-01 - William Morrow & Company
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"This book will knock your socks off . . . A first novel that sings with talent."--Clyde Edgerton. In his phenomenal debut novel--a mesmerizing literary thriller about the bond between two brothers and the evil they face in a small North Carolina town--Cash displays a remarkable talent for lyrical, powerfully emotional storytelling. …More

A Kiss from Maddalena A Kiss from Maddalena
By Castellani, Christopher
2004-06 - Berkley Publishing Group
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As World War II rages ever closer to his small Italian village, young Vito--just a few months shy of turning 18--will soon face challenges far more daunting than coaxing a kiss from the beautiful girl of his dreams. …More

Oleander Girl Oleander Girl
By Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
2013-03 - Simon & Schuster
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From the bestselling author of "One Amazing Thing," a sweeping, suspenseful, atmospheric coming-of-age novel about a young woman who leaves India for America on a search that will transform her life. Divakaruni has been hailed by Junot Diaz as a "brilliant storyteller" and by "People" magazine as a "skilled cartographer of the heart." …More

Mountain Time Mountain Time
By Doig, Ivan
2000-08 - Scribner Book Company
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Mitch Rozier is a middle-aged environmental reporter in Seattle, estranged from the cyber-culture that surrounds him. A summons from his dying father, who has one last scheme up his sleeve, takes Mitch back to the family land and to the unanswered questions at the heart of the long-standing rift between them. …More

The End of the Point The End of the Point
By Graver, Elizabeth
2013-03 - Harper
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Spanning half a century, this precisely observed, superbly crafted novel combines emotional and an evocative atmosphere, charting the dramatic changes in the lives of three generations of one remarkable family and the summer place that both shelters and isolates them.…More

Alice Bliss Alice Bliss
By Harrington, Laura
2012-05 - Penguin Books
9780143121114 Check our catalog

A profoundly moving, uplifting contemporary novel about those who are left at home during wartime and a teenage girl bravely facing the future. …More

The World Without You The World Without You
By Henkin, Joshua
2012-06 - Pantheon Books
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From the author of the widely acclaimed "Matrimony, " a moving new novel about love, loss, and the aftermath of a family tragedy. Over a July 4th weekend in the Berkshires, the Frankels will contend with sibling rivalries, marital feuds, bitterness, and the true meaning of family. …More

Darjeeling Darjeeling
By Kirchner, Bharti
2003-08 - St. Martin's Press
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Set in the mountainous tea plantations of Darjeeling, India, and Manhattan, this is the story of a family torn apart when two sisters fall in love with the same man. …More

Tigers in Red Weather Tigers in Red Weather
By Klaussmann, Liza
2012-07 - Little Brown and Company
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Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, "Tigers in Red Weather" is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment. …More

The Falls The Falls
By Oates, Joyce Carol
2005-08 - Harper Perennial
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In her novel, set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-20th century, Oates explores the American family in crisis. …More

In Caddis Wood In Caddis Wood
By Rockcastle, Mary Francois
2011-09 - Graywolf Press
9781555975920 Check our catalog

Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife, In Caddis Woodexplores the competing rhythms of romantic love, family life, and professional ambition, refracted through the changing seasons of a long marriage. Beneath the surface, affecting their collective future, beats the resilient and endangered heart of nature.

 

Wish You Were Here Wish You Were Here
By Swift, Graham
2013-01 - Vintage Books
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It's been eight years since Beth and Jack met on an exotic holiday, sparked up a promising romance ... and he disappeared without a trace. Now she's applying for a new job in London ... and Jack is the CEO! Will they have a second chance at happiness?

The Shoemaker's Wife The Shoemaker's Wife
By Trigiani, Adriana
2012-08 - Harper Paperbacks
9780061257100 Check our catalog

A breathtaking multigenerational love story that spans two continents, two World Wars, and the quest of two star-crossed lovers to find each other again. …More

This Is Where I Leave You This Is Where I Leave You
By Tropper, Jonathan
2010-07 - Plume Books
9780452296367 Check our catalog

"This Is Where I Leave You" is Jonathan Tropper's most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind--whether we like it or not. …More

Red Hook Road Red Hook Road
By Waldman, Ayelet
2011-05 - Anchor Books
9780307275820 Check our catalog

Set on the coast of Maine over the course of four summers, "Red Hook Road" tells the story of two families, the Tetherlys and the Copakens, and of the ways in which their lives are unraveled and stitched together by misfortune, by good intentions and failure, and by love and calamity. …More