A group of new moms who all gave birth in the month of May gather twice weekly at the park to offer support and companionship until one of the babies is abducted from his crib. What follows is a heart-pounding race to find baby Midas, during which secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are destroyed.
In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.
When Fiona comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she's sure there's been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern coparenting arrangement, where each parent spends a few nights a week with their two sons. But the system built to protect their family ends up putting them in terrible jeopardy. Now Bram and the children have disappeared. As events spiral, Fiona will discover just how many lies her husband was weaving. But Bram's not the only one with things to hide, and some secrets are best kept to oneself, safe as houses.
Caroline and Francis house swap to get away from their marital tension, but old problems follow them. While they attempt to mend their relationship, their neighbor is showing too much interest in their activities. Meanwhile, Caroline begins to uncover that the person they have swapped homes with is someone who knows her, someone who knows the secrets she's desperate to forget.
A struggling single mother fears that she’s losing her grip on her son, because he’s being lured down a darker path by one of his teammates, a secretly disturbed young man from an affluent family, whose excellent grades and fun-loving manner conceal his violent criminal plans.
Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth; she has charm and elegance. Some might call this true love. Others might wonder why Grace never answers the phone, or why there are such high-security metal shutters on all the downstairs windows. What's really going on once the front door has closed?
The moment Lucy met her husband's mother, she knew she wasn't the wife Diana had envisioned for her son. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead. A suicide note found. But the autopsy finds traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed to disinherit her children? And what does it mean that Lucy isn't exactly sad she's gone?
An innocent weekend get-together of women friends turns sinister when the group discovers on Monday morning that one of their number has gone missing, a disappearance that places the woman's husband under suspicion and forces two of the women to reckon with personal secrets.
Carpool mom Francis Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors' private lives, and this is taken to a new level when she accidentally walks on in her neighbor making love with a man who is not her husband. Told from multiple points of view, this novel about four families and their neighborhood carpool is both snarky and poignant.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are reading about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. Assume nothing.
In order to escape tragedy, Clare moves to Virginia Park, an idyllic garden square in the heart of London, with her two daughters. But during a festive neighborhood party, preteen Pip discovers her thirteen-year-old sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner of a lush rose garden. What really happened to her? And who is responsible?
An ambitious wife and mother who expects her family to achieve high goals no matter the cost is forced to confront her impossible standards as her husband and children rebel, exposing deep cracks in the family's foundation.
The first book in the Jackson Brodie series finds Cambridge private investigator and former police detective Brodie caught up in three seemingly unrelated cases from the past. Intricately plotted, heartbreaking, full of suspense yet often very funny. You’ll want to read more of his cases.
Sent down from Oxford in outrageous circumstances, Paul Pennyfeather is oddly unsurprised to find himself qualifying for the position of schoolmaster at Llanabba Castle, where his colleagues turn out to be an assortment of misfits, rascals and fools. Read the book and then watch on AcornTV. Keep your eyes peeled for Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria.
A murder in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor, and a wide range of suspects with possible motives and mysterious relationships.
When eerily familiar child abductions and murders start recurring in a small Lancashire village, a local cop struggles to figure out if she sent the wrong person to jail decades earlier or if a copycat killer is responsible.
In a small town in Quebec a woman supposedly loved by her community is found in the woods, murdered. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache looks for the small clues which will point him to the killer. Follow your reading by watching the made for TV movie on AcornTV.
The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. Watch the series adaptation on AcornTV.
Spunky Phryne Fisher leaves her adopted London for 1920s Australia to investigate the desperate letters she has been receiving from well-bred Lydia, a young woman married to a low-down scoundrel. Follow-up your reading by watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries on AcornTV.
The latest book in the series finds Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and the pugnacious but loyal detective sergeant Barbara Havers tackle one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.
Introducing herself to the Cotswold village she’s moved to after early retirement, Mrs. Agatha Raisin enters a quiche in a local contest and promptly finds herself a murder suspect when the judge dies. To clear her name, she turns amateur sleuth. This is the first in a long-running cozy mystery series that finds the former owner of a London PR firm is a feisty outsider who takes on investigations, annoying the local constabulary and slowly warming to life in a small village. These are quick-reading stories filled with delightful characters. After reading, watch the series on AcornTV.
When an insensitive newcomer to the Scottish village of Cnothan is found dead, flame-haired sergeant Hamish Macbeth confronts a bewildering array of suspects in this charming addition to the Macbeth series, great for fans old and new.
The final chapters are missing from world-famous author Alan Conway's latest mystery manuscript. Conway’s sudden, suspicious death means that his editor Susan must piece together the ending. She soon realizes that the novel’s characters are stand-ins for real people, and that the book may be related to the author’s death in this homage to the Golden Age mystery by Anthony Horowitz, creator of Foyle's War and writer for Midsomer Murders (both available on AcornTV).
When murder strikes a remote hamlet in the Shetland Islands, and the body of a teenage girl turns up in the winter snow, Inspector Jimmy Perez launches an investigation into the killing that takes him into the heart of sinister secrets from the past. Cleeves is sure to dazzle U.S. mystery readers with this unforgettable series debut, winner of the Dagger Award for best novel. The books are the basis for the hit BBC show Shetland.
Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are restless for adventure, so when they are asked to take over Blunt's International Detective Agency, they leap at the chance in this charming detective series. Watch the delightful adaptation on AcornTV.
After her mother dies, Mary Yellan goes to live with her aunt and uncle at the mysterious Jamaica Inn. When Mary notices there are no guests staying at the inn, she discovers there is more going on behind its crumbling walls than she could have imagined. Watch the atmospheric mini-series on AcornTV.
Suddenly faced with the dismantling of the nest egg they’ve counted on to solve their financial woes, the four Plumb siblings have to grow up, and fast. But though they all do some terrible things in the name of ambition, there’s something lovable about the Plumbs. You can’t fail to be moved by the beating heart of this novel, which seems to say that family, for good or ill, unites us all.
The story of a prominent New York family on the cusp of ruin in the face of a matriarch's wavering health; a bumbling son's scandalous opera; and a life of wealth and inheritance belonging to a bygone era.
Two wary Massachusetts families—one no-nonsense attorneys, the other impractical intellectuals—meet before the wedding that is supposed to unite them and share a single day of complicated fiascoes, miracles and unexpected eccentricities.
An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine into an app.
Moving to a wealthy community after the lucrative sale of their website, Mr. And Mrs. Jha, formerly of East Delhi, struggle with cultural changes while their son, studying in America, pursues romance and wonders how his parents' new status will affect his life choices.
A working family that has built a busy life running a beloved Maryland Chinese restaurant is forced by youthful recklessness and a tragedy to confront interpersonal conflicts and the limits of what parents are willing to sacrifice for their children.
Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.
A wealthy but dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family has it all, only to lose every last cent. Mad at America, Wang, a brash but lovable immigrant businessman takes his family on a cross-country road trip that, despite a few harrowing twists and turns, eventually brings them back together again.
Forging a deep bond throughout their shared childhood, college years, first jobs and first loves, Sarah and Lauren experience secret envy and horror over aspects of each other's lives before the realities of their disparate responsibilities challenge them to retain their bond from increasingly distant perspectives.
A sophisticated page-turner about a wealthy New York family embroiled in a financial scandal with cataclysmic consequences. Paul Ross accepts a job working on the legal team for his billionaire father-in-law's hedge fund and must determine where his loyalties ultimately lie when a huge scandal and a regulatory investigation threatens the family business.
Daphne seems to have hit the jackpot by marrying Jackson Parrish. They live in a Connecticut mansion and travel around the world. When Mrs. Parrish meets Amber, a kindred spirit, Daphne instantly feels a connection, perhaps someone to fill the endless void of sorrow that has plagued her since her sister’s death. We learn that nothing is what it appears to be.
When Beth arrives in D.C., she hates everything about it. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable. But as Jimmy's star rises higher, the couples' friendship is threatened by jealousy and competition. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and an honest portrait of a marriage.
Be transported to 1960s Manhattan. This story gives us the chance to spy on Truman Capote’s close friendship with Babe Paley and his society “swans,” and the betrayal and scandal that drove them apart.
Returning home to Shanghai after years of chasing the American dream, Wei Zhen and his newly wealthy family, including his wife, Lina, and their daughter, Karen, must each confront painful secrets and unfulfilled promises.
A searingly frank memoir of food, weight, self-image and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her long-running Tumblr blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care.
A man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he did not commit describes how he became a victim of a flawed legal system, recounting the years he shared with fellow inmates who were eventually executed before his exoneration.
An account of the author's coming-of-age in a polygamist Mormon Doomsday cult describes her childhood on a Mexico hills farm as one of her father's more than 40 welfare-dependent children, the extreme religious beliefs that haunted her daily life and her escape in the aftermath of a devastating tragedy.
In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.
The popular comedian traces her youth in Atlanta's most troubled neighborhood at the height of the crack epidemic, discussing the experiences with an alcoholic mother, four siblings, petty crime and prostitution that led to her becoming a mother at age 13 before resolving to secure a better life for her children.
Humorous and poignant stories from the Inside Amy Schumer head writer's awkward youth include entries on her tomboy pursuits of femininity, her emulation of Oprah, and the dangers of wedding websites. Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, this is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
A darkly comic memoir about her relationship with her unconventional married Catholic priest father, describing emblematic moments from her youth and the crisis that led the author and her non-religious husband to briefly live in her parents' rectory.
The best-selling author of The Empathy Exams presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of genius artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction.
Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when she and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, fled the Rwandan massacre and spent the next six years migrating through seven African countries, searching for safety. At age twelve, she and her sister were granted asylum in the United States. Clemantine went on to attend private school and graduate from Yale. Yet the years of being treated as less than human, of going hungry and seeing death, could not be erased.
Devastating yet beautiful, and bracingly original, this is a powerful testament to her commitment to constructing a life on her own terms.
A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality, describing its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experienced that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings.
The original Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series is a seminal work of modern epic fantasy, and is credited by quite a number of authors with inspiring their own series, including George R.R. Martin. Now Williams returns to his saga of the realm of Osten-Ard. Thirty years have passed and the world has reached a critical turning point once again. The realm is threatened by divisive forces – old allies are lost, others are lured down darker paths, and a long-vanquished foe is stirring once again.
The saga about the Hundred Years’ War that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. This sweeping first volume is set in 1314, taking place during the reign of despotic French King Philip the Fair. Steeped in sex, violence, and political intrigue, this book will captivate readers of sprawling, dramatic, and intricately plotted historical fiction.
Raised on storybook tales of royal adventure, Kihrin discovers his identity as the illegitimate son of a treasonous prince and is rendered a pawn in the royal family's power schemes before embracing his anti-hero destiny.
As her village's defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed--to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse's most frightening tales.
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.
During a spell recalling the dead, the boy Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer's apprentice, unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world.
A master poisoner works beside his sister to defend their city-state when the chancellor he worked undercover to protect is assassinated with an unknown poison at the same time an army lay siege to the city.
A fantasy inspired by Shakespeare's "King Lear" depicts a once-bountiful isle decimated by a prophecy-obsessed king's erratic decisions, where three rival princesses prepare for a war that will determine their realm's leadership and survival.
Set in an alternate medieval Britain which is shared by various races. In the north are an ancient race of giants who live for centuries, scorning wealth and comfort. The human residents of the south have fleeting lives and crave power. The uneasy peace is broken when the southerners attack the north, bringing the fight to a young, unprepared leader. The brisk and engaging narrative, with its mixture of violence and political intrigue is recommended for fans of the grittier end of the epic-fantasy spectrum.
As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim specter as old as time has been unearthed in this wild land, and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries.
Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers--a magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party to confront the mysterious force.
Surviving his stepfather's plot to have him killed, Ragnvald Eysteinsson vows to seek revenge and reclaim his stolen birthright. The young warrior pledges his loyalty to Harald of Vestfold, a king determined to unite Norway under his rule, while Ragnvald's sister Svanhild, faced with an arranged marriage, must make a difficult decision about her future.
An epic historical military fantasy, inspired by the violent history of China's 20th century, follows the efforts of an unexpected, dark-skinned war orphan to obtain an education at Nikan's most elite military school in spite of prejudice and the challenges of her lethal shaman skills, which raise her awareness about the existence of gods and the imminence of war.
Abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.
In a near future overshadowed by widespread infertility, the disappearance of a woman who had been displaying disturbing behavior for months forces her devoted sister to make difficult choices affecting her own rare pregnancy.
In a class-divided future America where urban neighborhoods function as labor colonies for elite charter villages, Fan, a female fish-tank diver, embarks on what becomes a legendary quest to find the man she loves in a region overcome by anarchic forces.
A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim's world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives.
A young woman in Texas awakens to a nightmarish new life: her skin has been genetically altered, turned bright red as punishment for the crime of having an abortion. Stigmatized and in a hostile and frightening world, Hannah Payne must make a perilous journey northward to safety.
Starving herself to fend off adulthood in a radical post-apocalypse community where a few chosen men scavenge for detritus and women are little more than breeders, a teen leader investigates a shocking mystery that is contradictory to law before risking her life to organize a girl uprising.
In a near-future Middle East, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people and force women to take multiple husbands and have children as quickly as possible. Yet some women resist and live in an underground group that refuses to be part of the system.
When a new force takes hold of the world, people from different areas of life are forced to cross paths in an alternate reality that gives women and teenage girls immense physical power that can cause pain and death.
Waking in the hospital with no memory, Emma learns her happy life story from her powerful husband, while tormenting dreams suggest a completely different past shaped by war, a camp where girls are trained to be wives, and her love for another man. In a future where women are a rare commodity, she fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men--one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which is which.
This is the harrowing story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the US government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can't happen here. But soon, women aren’t permitted to hold jobs, girls aren’t taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice but Jean is determined to reclaim hers.
A fierce competition is underway, a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.
In a fantasy-world New York where everything is controlled by magic energies that are fading away for mysterious reasons, a rare magician with unmatched powers and unique awareness of what is happening resolves to destroy the system she unwillingly supports.
Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from many alternative realities. She is soon caught in a puzzling web of deadly danger, conflicting clues, and sinister secret societies. And failure is not an option--because it isn't just Irene's reputation at stake, it's the nature of reality itself...
In the hallowed halls of Oxford's Merlin College, the most talented--and highest born--sons of the Kingdom of Britain are taught the intricacies of magickal theory. But what dazzles can also destroy, as Gray Marshall is about to discover...
A hero named Kvothe, now living under an assumed name as the humble proprietor of an inn, recounts his transformation from a magically gifted young man into the most notorious wizard, musician, thief, and assassin in his world.
Turning to some choice allies--the handsome, prescient Lieutenant Brooks, the brilliant, enigmatic Lord Desmond, and her rapscallion cousin James--Alex will have to marshal all of her magical and mental acumen to save Queen and Country from a shadowy threat.
Kell is one of the last Antari - magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons. After an exchange goes awry, Kell runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn.
Harboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive college of magic and rigorously educated in modern sorcery.
When he is approached by multiple factions seeking his skills to unlock the mystery surrounding a relic from a long-ago mage war, magic shop owner Alex Verus, an oracle, forsees that his life will be in great danger if he takes this job--and if he doesn't.
Discovering that he is descended from a line of magical spies, a 20-something slacker, reeling from his estranged father's suicide, is thrust into the middle of a centuries-old war involving a shadowy cabal of witches and warlocks who were responsible for his mother's death years earlier.
In nineteenth-century England, all is going well for rich, reclusive Mr Norrell, who has regained some of the power of England's magicians from the past, until a rival magician, Jonathan Strange, appears and becomes Mr Norrell's pupil.
A highly skilled nurse with unique mental talents is recruited into the investigative team of Dr. John Watson before being swept up in a Holmesian mystery with ties to the Second Afghan War, a hidden treasure and a murder at the highest levels of British society.
In 1893, inspired by their hero, master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, two cowboys, Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, put their detecting skills to use to uncover the truth about the murder of a ranch hand on a Montana cattle ranch. Big Red is the Watson to his ‘deducifyin’ older brother in this clever, compelling twist on the Holmes tradition. Try the audio book – it’s great fun.
Faye's best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in a stunning collection that spans Holmes's career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894.
Alone and penniless, Mary Jekyll hunts for her father’s killer, a former friend named Edward Hyde, along with help from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson resulting in the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists.
British ex-pat Gemma Doyle, manager of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium in Cape Cod, finds herself investigating a real-life mystery when she and her best friend, Jayne Wilson, stumble upon a dead body.
Fans of Sherlock Holmes will delight in the sleuthing duo of Gemma and Jayne in this clever and captivating series debut.
Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock's older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government.
Two diametrically opposed Edinburgh detectives, Ian Frey and “Nine-Nails” McGray, must work together to solve the brutal murder of a violinist who was found in a locked room with black magic symbols on the floor. First in a series.
A young Doyle’s first Holmes tale has been published but he made so little money from it he vows never to write another. Then the Prime Minister asks him to assist in tracking down Jack the Ripper. He reluctantly accepts but only if he has the aid of his old professor, Jack Bell – the inspiration for Sherlock’s character. He’s also assigned real-life radical journalist and East End resident, Miss Margaret Harkness, as a guide. Holmes' fans will appreciate the glimpses of the elements that formed their hero.
When Victorian gentleman Charles Lenox begins to investigate the apparent suicide of a friend's former servant, he suspects murder--but to find the killer, he must untangle a complex web of loyalties and animosities before it's too late.
Diana Cowper enters a funeral parlor to plan her own service. Six hours later she is found dead in her home. Enter disgraced police detective Daniel Hawthorne, a brilliant, eccentric investigator who's as quick with an insult as he is to crack a case.
It is 1890. A year after Holmes's death, Watson--now in a retirement home--narrates a tale of Sherlockian detection that could tear apart the very fabric of society. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimbledon.
What would happen if Holmes, a man of the Victorian age--pompous, smug, and misogynistic--were to come face to face with a twentieth-century female? If she grew to be a partner worthy of his talents? In 1914, a young woman named Mary Russell meets a retired beekeeper on the Sussex Downs. His name is Sherlock Holmes. And although he may have all the Victorian "flaws" listed above, the Great Detective is no fool, and can spot a fellow intellect even in a fifteen-year-old woman.
Two brother lawyers lease offices on London's Baker Street--and begin receiving mail addressed to Sherlock Holmes. All they’re supposed to do is send a basic response and file the letters in an archive. But when Nigel investigates one of the missives and then disappears it’s up to Reggie to find him while also solving a murder case. Great characters, a complex plot, and the wonderful feeling that people still believe in Sherlock Holmes make this this series debut a delight.
Expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Leslie Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? Authors of mysteries, fantasy and science fiction responded with these stories and, though they are not a collection of new Holmes tales, the results are breathtaking.
After being orphaned, March Middleton moves to Victorian London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, a famous private detective, and helps investigate the murder of a young woman whose husband is the only suspect.
An outrageously funny tale about a wealthy but dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family that has it all, only to lose every last cent. Mad at America, Wang, a brash but lovable immigrant businessman takes his family on a cross-country road trip that, despite a few harrowing twists and turns, eventually brings them back together again.
Family ties are tested and transformed in this look at the burdens and blessings of family which speaks to trusting your own judgment. McMillan’s signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to vivid life as Betty Jean has her hands full with grandchildren, adult children, opinionated sisters, an ill husband and holding down her job.
When their picture-perfect Cotswold village family life is shattered by a tragic Easter weekend, four siblings pursue separate adult lives before a reunion at their childhood home reveals astonishing truths.
As Frankie's forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go.
Taisy hasn’t seen her father since he dumped her family to start another one 17 years ago. So why has he invited her to visit now…and help him write his memoir? A captivating novel of friendship, second chances, and the redemptive power of love with smart, funny characters who form an unconventional family.
It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings--fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona--emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they've made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.
The Garland sisters followed different paths in life after having lived through a tragedy. As the anniversary of the tragedy approaches, the two women must confront the issues that separate them and come to terms with the decisions they've made. This is a story of family, friendship, and the courage to follow your own heart—wherever it may lead.
This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
An Irish immigrant's suicide, though it’s never spoken of, reverberates through innumerable lives in a Catholic section of Brooklyn from the early part of the twentieth century and through the decades that follow. Among them are his widow and then unborn child, the nuns who serve the community, and the neighborhood families whose lives are entwined.