Funny, moving. So begin the last hundred days of lucio’s life, as he attempts to right his wrongs, win back his wife the love of his life and afterlife, and spend the next three months enjoying every moment with a zest he hasn’t felt in years. I defy anyone to finish this story without tears in their eyes.
100 Days of Happiness: A Novel #ad - Graeme simsion, bestselling author of the rosie projectwhat would you do if you knew you only had 100 days left to live? For Lucio Battistini, it’s a chance to spend the rest of his life the way he always should have—by making every moment count. Imperfect, unfaithful, but loveable lucio has been thrown out of the house by his wife and is sleeping at his father-in-law’s bombolini bakery when he learns he has inoperable cancer.
Left: A NovelSkyhorse #ad - She doesn’t dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born and she has done just fine without him. Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and her younger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn’t shift from her resolve that everything will be fine.
Left: A Novel #ad - . Then she does the only thing that any real mother would do. Therese wolley is a mother who has made a promise. She goes on the run with one daughter. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. And abandons the other. Left is told from the perspectives of franny, the autistic sister who is left behind; Matilda, the troubled older sister who vows to go back and save her; and Therese, a mother on the run.
Therese immediately knows what she has to do. She promises. And they believe. Until the morning an obituary in the newspaper changes everything.
The Windfall: A NovelBroadway Books #ad - For the past thirty years, their lives have been defined by cramped spaces and gossipy neighbors. Even the rich, it turns out, need to belong somewhere. Praise for the Windfall“A delightful comedy of errors. Npr, weekend Edition“Ultra-charming. Vogue“i almost fell out of bed laughing. Kevin kwan, author of crazy Rich Asians “A fun and heartfelt comedy of manners.
Rolling stone“though money doesn’t necessarily buy the Jhas happiness, it delivers readers plenty of laughs and more. Esquire “Endearing, astute. Christian Science Monitor. Charming. What kevin kwan did for rich-people problems, Diksha Basu does for trying-to-be-rich-people problems. Peoplenamed one of the best books of the year by esquire • a people pick • a time pick the Jhas are moving up.
The Windfall: A Novel #ad - But when Mr. Jha comes into an enormous sum of money—the result of an unexpectedly successful internet venture—he moves his reluctant wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town, ultimately forcing them, and their son, to reckon with who they are and what really matters to them.
Hilarious and wise, and, the fragility of pride, The Windfall illuminates with warmth and heart the precariousness of social status, above all, the human drive to build and share a home.
The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers And Their Muses: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Living quietly as an orderly, refusing to risk again the cost of love, Cecibel never anticipated the impact of meeting her favorite writer, Alfonse Carducci—or the effect he would have on her existence. But now he's come to the bar harbor home for the Elderly to spend the remainder of his days among kindred spirits: the publishing industry's nearly gone but never forgotten greats.
A faithful staff of nurses and orderlies surround the writers, and are drawn into their orbit, as they are forced to reckon with their own life stories. As the edges between story and reality blur, a world within a world is created. A terrible accident destroyed her face and her sister in a split-second decision that Cecibel can never forgive, though she has tried to forget.
The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers And Their Muses: A Novel #ad - It’s a place where the old are made young, the damaged are made whole, and anything is possible…. . Only now, does he comprehend the price of appeasing every desire, at the end of his life, and the consequences of forsaking love to pursue greatness. A whimsical, moving novel about a retirement home for literary legends who spar, conjure up new stories, and almost magically change the lives of the people around them.
Alfonse carducci was a literary giant who lived his life to excess—lovers, parties, alcohol, and literary rivalries. Among them are cecibel Bringer, a young woman who knows first-hand the cost of chasing excess. In cecibel, alfonse finds a muse who returns him to the passion he thought he lost.
I Liked My Life: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Warm-hearted and clever, the story will keep you reading until the final delicious revelation. Diane chamberlain, new york times and usa today bestselling author “Warm and hopeful, this marvelous debut stands next to novels from Catherine McKenzie and Carolyn Parkhurst. Booklist starred"A heartbreaking and ultimately heartwarming read about life, death, and family.
Popsugar, a best winter 2017 Book“An absolutely stunning book. Remarkable. Rt book reviews, 4 1/2 stars, top picka story from debut author Abby Fabiaschi that is "as absorbing as it is illuminating, and as witty as it is heartbreaking. Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, giver of thoughtful gifts, host of excellent parties, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two.
I Liked My Life: A Novel #ad - I rooted for every character. Lisa see, new york times and usa today bestselling author of Snow Flower and The Secret Fan“I Liked My Life is a treasure of a novel. An emotional journey of love, loss, healing, and redemption. Along comes rory: pretty, and spontaneous, caring, with just the right bit of edge.
Napkin Notes: Make Lunch Meaningful, Life Will FollowHarperOne #ad - But he can be certain of one simple thing: No matter his fate, his daughter, Emma, will find a handwritten note inside her lunchbox each day until she graduates from high school. Cancer has given garth callaghan a new purpose: to inspire parents to connect more with their children even in small ways, as he has done before and since his diagnosis by tucking a napkin note into his daughter’s lunch every day.
Every morning as he packs emma’s lunch, tender message to convey his love, encouragement, Garth adds a little surprise: a “napkin note”—a short, and pride. Determined to make the time he has left meaningful, he has compiled years’ worth of notes to get his daughter through her high school graduation.
Napkin Notes: Make Lunch Meaningful, Life Will Follow #ad - In the vein of the last lecture, love, and until I Say Good-bye, Tuesdays with Morrie, Napkin Notes is an inspiring tale of family, and wisdom. Beautifully written, and wise, tender, it is sure to warm the hearts and touch the souls of readers everywhere. Now, in this moving book, he makes his remarkable legacy available to all of us, a blend of inspiration and memoir, to deepen our relationships with our own children and those we love.
Garth introduces each chapter with a napkin note and then shares a story connected to it and to his life. Garth callaghan doesn’t know how long he has to live. Garth began writing his napkin notes when Emma was in grade school, and as she grew up, his notes became more meaningful. Shortly after Emma turned twelve, Garth learned he had kidney cancer.
The Ramblers: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - The ramblers is a love letter to new york city—an accomplished, hope, love, birds, friendship, sumptuous novel about fate, loss, the wonders of the natural world and the mysteries of the human spirit. . And tate pennington has returned to the city, heartbroken but determined to move ahead with his artistic dreams.
Rambling through the emotional chaos of their lives, this trio learns to let go of the past, to make room for the future and the uncertainty and promise that it holds. Her best friend, smith anderson, the seemingly-perfect daughter of one of New York’s wealthiest families, organizes the lives of others as her own has fallen apart.
For fans of J. During the course of one fateful thanksgiving week, Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, and pasts reconciled. Clio marsh, whose bird-watching walks through Central Park are mentioned in New York Magazine, is taking her first tentative steps towards a relationship while also looking back to the secrets of her broken childhood.
The Ramblers: A Novel #ad - Courtney sullivan, meg wolitzer, a gorgeous and absorbing novel of a trio of confused souls struggling to find themselves and the way forward in their lives, Claire Messud, and Emma Straub, set against the spectacular backdrop of contemporary New York City. Set in the most magical parts of manhattan—the Upper West Side, Central Park, Greenwich Village—The Ramblers explores the lives of three lost souls, bound together by friendship and family.
Tampa: A NovelEcco #ad - She deceives everyone, is close to no one, and cares little for anything but her pleasure. Tampa is a sexually explicit, virtuosically satirical, American Psycho–esque rendering of a monstrously misplaced but undeterrable desire. In slaking her sexual thirst, Celeste Price is remorseless and deviously free of hesitation, a monstress of pure motivation.
Tampa: A Novel #ad - In alissa nutting’s novel tampa, a smoldering 26-year-old middle-school teacher in Florida, Celeste Price, unrepentantly recounts her elaborate and sociopathically determined seduction of a 14-year-old student. Celeste has chosen and lured the charmingly modest Jack Patrick into her web. Jack is enthralled and in awe of his eighth-grade teacher, and, rendezvous at Jack’s house while his single father works the late shift, willing to accept Celeste’s terms for a secret relationship—car rides after dark, most importantly, and body-slamming erotic encounters in Celeste’s empty classroom.
Laced with black humor and crackling sexualized prose, Alissa Nutting’s Tampa is a grand, seriocomic examination of the want behind student / teacher affairs and a scorching literary debut.
The Call: A NovelHarper Perennial #ad - Yannick murphy, while being one of our most daring andoriginal writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer ofhuman behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceededreading pleasure. Dave eggersthewarm, hope, and patient voice of a veterinarian father tells the heartfelt storyof his young New England family enduring a moving trial of loyalty, wry, andfaith after they are confronted with an unthinkable crisis.
Acclaimed author yannick murphy’s intimate narrative style and lovely prosewill enthrall readers of Rivka Galchen, and Murphy’s own Signed, Padgett Powell, Mata Hari. The call is a “triumph of quiet humorand understated beauty” Publishers Weekly, starred review from anauthor that the New York Times Book Review calls “an extraordinarilygifted fabulist.
Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever AfterHenry Holt and Co. #ad - Mere hours after gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, "Get dressed, your baby is in trouble. This is not how heather had imagined new motherhood – alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled "like sliced apples and salted pretzels" but might be perilously ill.
Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends. Brian reappears as gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood. The grace and humor that ripple through Harpham's writing transform the dross of heartbreak and parental fears into a clear-eyed, warm-hearted view of the world.
Profoundly moving and subtly written, happiness radiates in many directions--new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant—Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids.
Happiness: A Memoir: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After #ad - . Ultimately it's a story about love and happiness, in their many crooked configurations. Reese’s book club x hello sunshine’s april 2018 book pickA shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, and Brian, kind and slyly funny, a world-roaming California girl, homebody writer, an intellectual, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio.
Ellie Dwyer's Great Escape#ad - How many people have to flee not one, but two natural disasters? And in between the wildfire and the hurricane, her husband of nearly forty years suddenly up and left her for no reason she could fathom, disappearing from her life without a clue to his whereabouts. Determined to reinvent her life, Ellie sets out on a journey across the country.
. Along the way to nowhere in particular, becomes friends with a remarkable octogenarian, she buys a camper, and starts to believe that good luck might also come in threes. Or does it? that depends on how she defines good luck. You're never too old to run away from homeEllie Dwyer, 61, is convinced bad luck comes in threes, and not just garden-variety, oh-well bad luck.