A grumpy, yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Ove is a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world.
A powerful story about two women separated by circumstance, culture and distance – and an enduring connection between mothers and daughters. This book is also a portrait of a little known region and its people and a celebration of the bonds of family.
When his childhood friend Luke is found dead after committing a terrible crime, federal agent Aaron Falk gets a note saying, “Luke lied. You lied. Be at the funeral.” 20 years ago the boys were each other’s alibi when Falk was accused of murder. He was saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. Now Luke had done something awful and more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then.
Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, their father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong.
40,000 years ago a family of Neanderthals roams the earth. Their numbers are low but the family is determined to travel to their annual meeting ground to find a mate for their oldest daughter, Girl. In the modern day, archeologist Rosamund Gale works late into her pregnancy excavating newly found Neanderthal artifacts. Linked over the millennia by their shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives.
July 15, 2019 In a sunburned country by Bill Bryson
Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity.
August 19, 2019 Color of our sky by Amita Trasi
A sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends—one struggling to survive the human slave trade and the other on a mission to save her—two girls whose lives converge only to change one fateful night in 1993. This is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of an unlikely friendship—a story of love, betrayal, and redemption—which ultimately withstands the true test of time.
The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.
When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night.
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
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