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This novel involves climate change and its potential impact on a global as well as on a personal level.
The Last Promise
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In America, Eliana's story was that of a fairy tale. But in Italy, in the small, rustic village nestled in the Chianti countryside, Eliana found her husband to be a very different man. Over time he distances himself from her, leaving Eliana to care for their young son, struggling with the asthma that threatens to take his life. Although she longs for the romance she'd known in America, Eliana is happy as a mother and with the time she spends with her child; yet when fellow American, Ross Story, a deeply thoughtful man with a mysterious passion for art, arrives at the same villa, a chance encounter causes Eliana and Ross to look at their lives anew. And with their discovery that individuals change and grow, they can never forget that the bonds of family last forever.
Lost December
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When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisp's Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. but Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence. But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled, alone, and too ashamed to ask his father for help, Luke secretly takes a lowly job at one of his father's copy centers. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the source of personal joy.
Look Again
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Just as her life is coming together, a young woman experiences a terrible tragedy when her boyfriend is murdered by an intruder from whom the woman herself barely escapes. The police capture a man they believe to be the killer, but the young woman, still unsettled, has her doubts. Things take a frightening turn when she meets her friend's new boyfriend and suspects him to be the killer.
Twenty Wishes
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Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life's not what she'd expected--she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness. On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate . . . what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.
Real life and liars
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A mother of three, Mirabelle has a secret that is revealed on her and her husband's anniversary night that changes everything. Lies are discovered, hearts are broken, but love seems to prevails all.
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A first for Rowling as an Adult Fiction Book. Set in England, what appears to be a beautiful English town is in reality at war within itself; the rich against the poor, teenagers at war with parents, teachers with their pupils, husbands and wives.
Gone Girl
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If you like a good mystery with a twist, this book will take you on many twists and turns as a married woman on her fifth anniversary goes missing without a trace; could her husband be the killer?
The Light Between Oceans
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Tom Sherbourne, a World War I veteran and his wife live on an isolated island. Tom is the lighthouse keeper. After four years of marriage and living an isolated life, the couple is still childless. When a boat with a dead man and a young baby washes ashore, Isabel convinces Tom to let her keep the baby as their own. Against his better judgment, he agrees. But, the consequences of their actions may be devastating to all concerned. This is a story about choices and having to live with the consequences of those choices.
On the Beach
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If you are a fan of dystopian fiction, look no further than this 1950s-era novel. World War III has devastated the entire world, nuclear fallout is killing all human and animal life – the few individuals left in Australia are left with nothing to do but wait out the inevitable. One of the starkest depictions of apocalypse I’ve ever encountered.
The Lover’s Dictionary
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Written from the perspective of a nameless man who has undergone a recent break-up, each dictionary-style entry in this novel defines a word within the context of his relationship. The narrator explores his own shyness and anxiety, his partner’s drinking problem, and the challenges of negotiating one another’s families. The entries range from sweet and romantic, to funny, to incredibly sad.
The Secret History
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Richard Papen finds himself drawn to an elite group of five Greek scholars as he begins studying at Hampden college. As Richard is allowed further into their inner circle, he learns that an unexpected secret binds them together and has changed the course of their lives forever.
The Marriage Plot
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In his third novel, Eugenides explores the lives of three graduates from Brown University and works backward through time to explore the ways their lives have intersected and will continue to do so – particularly as his main character, Madeleine, discovers a secret her boyfriend, Leonard, has been keeping from her through all of their college years.