There she uncovers a tale of unimaginable hardship, resilience, and passion that will reaffirm the reader’s belief in the power of love to move mountains. A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful new york lawyer suddenly disappears without a trace, neither his wife nor his daughter Julia has any idea where he might be…until they find a love letter he wrote many years ago, to a Burmese woman they have never heard of.
Intent on solving the mystery and coming to terms with her father’s past, Julia decides to travel to the village where the woman lived.
A Well-tempered Heart: A Novel Art of Hearing Heartbeats Book 2
Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Though she is a successful manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend has recently left her and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Why do you live alone? to whom do you feel close? what do you want in life? Interwoven with Julia’s story is that of a Burmese woman named Nu Nu who finds her world turned upside down when Burma goes to war and calls on her two young sons to be child soldiers.
The sequel to the international best-selling novel The Art of Hearing Heartbeats. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Julia is lost and exhausted. One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation.
Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win came back from Burma, her father’s native country. This spirited sequel, like The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain: the human heart.
Everybody's Son: A Novel
With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. The bestselling, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, privilege, class, one white.
During a terrible heat wave in 1991—the worst in a decade—ten-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, alone, for seven days, without air conditioning or a fan. When she comes to, she repeatedly asks for her baby boy. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, Anton, with him and his wife, David uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Delores—actions that will have devastating consequences in the years to come.
Juanita, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, his mother, nearly unconscious and half-naked. But when he discovers the truth about his life, and his adopted parents, his birth mother, this man of the law must come to terms with the moral complexities of crimes committed by the people he loves most.
Cutting his leg on the broken glass, he is covered in blood when the police find him. Though the bond between mother and son is extremely strong, Anton is placed with child services while Juanita goes to jail. The harvard-educated son of a US senator, Judge David Coleman is a scion of northeastern white privilege.
The Dutch House: A Novel
Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. The dutch house is the story of a paradise lost, love and forgiveness, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. At the end of the second world war, cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth.
But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.
Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. A read with jenna today show book club pick!from the new york times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, the house of their childhood, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, and a past that will not let them go.
His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.
Whispering Shadows: A Novel The Rising Dragon Series Book 1
Less than twenty-four hours later, and paul, invigorated by a newfound purpose, Elizabeth’s son is found dead in Shenzhen, sets out to investigate the murder on his own. As paul, elizabeth, and a detective friend descend deeper into a politically corrupt China and the Shenzhen underworld—against the wishes of a woman with whom Paul has a growing flirtation—they discover dark secrets and vestiges of the Cultural Revolution that people will go to any lengths to keep hidden.
When he makes a fleeting connection with Elizabeth, a distressed American woman on the verge of collapse, his life is thrown into turmoil. In this first book of the rising dragon series, “explore a side of hong kong tourists rarely experience” Kirkus Reviews as an expat journalist tries to crack a murder case in the “darkly beautiful, heart-wrenching” Booklist, starred review thriller set in China from the internationally bestselling author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats.
Once an ambitious american expat and a dedicated family man, Paul Leibovitz is living as a recluse on an outlying island of Hong Kong. Part love story, whispering shadows is the captivating tale of one man’s desperate search for redemption within the grip of a world superpower, part crime thriller, a place where secrets from the past threaten to upend the future.
The Giver of Stars: A Novel
Funny, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, heartbreaking, enthralling, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. Soon to be a major motion picture! . So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.
The leader, and soon alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything.1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine book club pick“i’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, at others brutal, arming them with facts that will change their lives.
Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion.
It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together. Reese witherspoonfrom the author of me before you, the perfect holiday gift for booklovers, set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.
Alice wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.
Olive, Again Oprah's Book Club: A Novel
The great, terrible mess of living is spilled out across the pages of this moving book. New york times bestseller • oprah’s book club pick • pulitzer prize winner elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions. Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I’d never met, who I knew nothing about.
Ms. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, to move us, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, and to inspire us—in Strout’s words—“to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.
Praise for olive, again“olive is a brilliant creation not only because of her eternal cantankerousness but because she’s as brutally candid with herself about her shortcomings as she is with others. Her honesty makes people strangely willing to confide in her, and the raw power of Ms. Strout’s writing comes from these unvarnished exchanges, in which characters reveal themselves in all of their sadness and badness and confusion.
. Olive, a requirement for love, Again poignantly reminds us that empathy, helps make life ‘not unhappy. Npr named one of the ten best books of the year by people and one of the best books of the year by time • vogue • npr • the washington post • chicago tribune • entertainment weekly • buzzfeed • esquire • real simple • good housekeeping • the new York Public Library • The Guardian • Evening Standard • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Prickly, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, wry, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” San Francisco Chronicle.
Where the Crawdads Sing
1 new york times bestsellermore than 4 million copies solda reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver.
Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl.
Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. But kya is not what they say. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.
Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter
In sharing with his daughter his own story, he hopes to help cultivate within her a sense of identity and responsibility that balances the painful truths of the past and present with hopeful possibilities for a better future. Stunning. A decade later, in a newly heated era of both struggle and divisions, he writes a letter to his now thirteen-year-old daughter.
The son of black and south asian migrants from trinidad, including the legacies of slavery, indenture, and immigration, David draws upon his personal and ancestral past, as well as the experience of growing up as a visible minority in the land of his birth. A precise puncturing of the post-racial bubble.
Nafkote tamiratfor readers of between the world and Me and We Should All Be Feminists, an intimate and profound meditation on the politics of race today, from prizewinning novelist David Chariandy. I can glimpse, how a parent or grandparent, through the lens of my own experience, encouraged to remain silent and feel ashamed of themselves, may nevertheless find the strength to voice directly to a child a truer story of ancestry.
When a moment of quietly ignored bigotry prompted his three-year-old daughter to ask, "What happened?" David Chariandy began wondering how to discuss with his children the politics of race.