There are many things twelve-year-old clover Blue isn’t sure of: his exact date of birth, his name before he was adopted into the Saffron Freedom Community, or who his first parents were. As secrets slowly unfurl, blue’s beliefs—about Goji, the guidelines that govern their seemingly idyllic lives, and the nature of family itself—begin to shift.
Clover Blue #ad - Here, regardless of their disparate backgrounds—surfer, midwife, Grateful Dead groupie, everyone is family, Vietnam deserter. The passing months bring upheaval to their little clan and another member arrives, a beautiful runaway teen named Rain, sparking new tensions. But despite his loyalty to the commune and its guru-like founder Goji, Blue grapples with invisible ties toward another family—the one he doesn’t remember.
With the urging of his fearless and funny best friend, Harmony, Clover Blue begins to ask questions. With each revelation about a heartbreaking past he never imagined, Blue faces a choice between those he’s always trusted, and an uncertain future where he must risk everything in his quest for the truth.
Part coming-of-age tale, part mystery, part love story, Clover Blue tenderly explores an unconventional but no less complex family that resonates with our deep-rooted yearning for home.
This I KnowA John Scognamiglio Book #ad - Set in a small midwest town in the late 1960s and helmed by an unforgettable young protagonist—compassionate, uncannily wise Grace—This I Know is a luminous coming-of-age story from an astonishing new voice. Eleven-year-old Grace Carter has a talent for hiding things. It’s grace’s kinship with other outsiders that keeps her afloat—Lyle, a gentle, and Lola, homeless man, a free-spirited new girl at school.
It enables her to see into the depth of her mother’s sadness, and even allows Grace to talk to Isaac, her twin brother who died at birth. But it doesn’t take her special talent to know that her small community is harboring its share of secrets. Don't miss this one. Lesley kagen, new York Times bestselling author.
This I Know #ad - To her wise, the knowing is a family gift; to her daddy, loving Aunt Pearl, it’s close to witchcraft. She’s had plenty of practice, burying thoughts and feelings that might anger her strict Evangelical pastor father, and concealing the deep intuition she carries inside. Within grace’s own family too, the cracks are widening, Joy, as her sisters Hope, and Chastity enjoy the normal life that eludes Grace.
. A young girl has gone missing. The knowing, as grace calls it, offers glimpses of people’s pasts and futures.
Among the Lesser Gods: A NovelArcade #ad - But instead of escape, elena's own mysterious family history, she finds reminders of her own troubles reflected from every side–the recent widower and his two children adrift in a changed world, and the interwoven lives within the town itself. Leave them alone long enough, and it gets real hard to tell them apart.
Elena alvarez is living a cursed life. It's only at the prospect of fresh loss and blame that she will discover the truth of the terrible burdens we take upon ourselves, the way tragedy and redemption are inevitably bound together–and how curses can sometimes lead to blessings, however disguised. But then, when threads of cause and effect tangle, in a single afternoon, Elena's fragile new peace is torn apart.
Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel #ad - From the deadly fire she accidentally set as a child, to her mother's abandonment, and now to an unwanted pregnancy, she knows better than most that small actions can have terrible consequences. For fans of authors like Barbara Kingsolver and Leif Enger, a stunning new voice in contemporary literary fiction.
Tragedy and blessing. Driven to the high mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by her latest bad decision, she's intent on putting off the future. Perhaps there she can just hide in her grandmother's isolated cabin and wait for something–anything–to make her next choice for her. Bit by bit, elena begins to reconsider her role in the tragedies she's held on to and the wounds she's refused to let heal.
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. Highly recommended. Bookpagejoan wickersham has done it again: astonished, enchanted, and moved me. San francisco ChronicleVirtuosic. Wickersham takes an emotional cannonball into every single one of hercharacters. Cheryl strayeda master of the written word and storytelling in all its forms. Oprah. Com book of the WeekWickersham makes a triumphant return to fiction.
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Winter Sisters: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - As contemporary as it is historic, winter sisters is part gripping thriller, part family saga, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable. Mary sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters. Determined not to give up hope, Dr.
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When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. Oliveira writes with feeling. The new york times Book Review“An engrossing story.
The Two-Family House: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost, but not quite, wins. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. No one knows why, and no one can stop it. An emotional but dreamy novel that. Will transport you far, far away from your next dreary Monday morning. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband; and warm, generous Helen, quiet Rose, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious boys who seem to need her less and less each day.
Raising their families side by side, supporting one another, Rose and Helen share an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic winter night. When the storm passes, life seems to return to normal; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and the once deep friendship between the two women begins to unravel.
The Two-Family House: A Novel #ad - Moving and evocative, gripping multigenerational story, Lynda Cohen Loigman's debut novel The Two-Family House is a heart-wrenching, woven around the deepest of secrets. You may do a lot of sobbing, but don't worry, you'll be smiling by the end. Bustle, "12 spring break reads to help you escape normal life"**buzzfeed, "14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books"**Popsugar, "6 Books You Should Read""A novel you won't be able to put down.
Diane chamberlain, two babies are born, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, New York Times bestselling authorBrooklyn, in a two-family brownstone, minutes apart.
Little Lovely Things: A NovelSourcebooks Landmark #ad - Connolly takes risks that make the reader's heart start anew. Perfect for readers of watch me disappear and After Anna! Additional Praise for Little Lovely Things:"Little Lovely Things is an insightful and moving read that is well worth the journey. Vivian schilling, bestselling author of Quietus"Combining the suspense and razor-sharp outlook of a Gillian Flynn novel, Maureen Connolly's debut sizzles.
All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere. As hopeful and uplifting as it is devastating, Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.
Little Lovely Things: A Novel #ad - I finished little Lovely Things in one heartbreaking, tear-batting gulp. A shattering adventure. Jacquelyn mitchard, bestselling author of the Deep End of the OceanA mother's chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every parent's worst nightmareIt is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn't have time for the nausea overtaking her.
When she wakes up minutes later, her car—and her daughters—are gone. The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. Finding shards of hope amidst the chaos of tragedy is a testament to both the writer, and the characters she creates.
Castle of Water: A NovelThomas Dunne Books #ad - Turning away from his dreary existence in manhattan finance, Barry had set his sights on fine art, seeking creative inspiration on the other side of the world—just like his idol, Paul Gauguin. It is a stirring reflection on love’s restorative potential, a New York apartment, as well as a poignant reminder that home—be it a flat in Paris, or a desolate atoll a world away—is where the heart is.
For barry bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning. The proud owner of a thriving parisian architecture firm, co-founded with her brilliant new husband, Sophie had much to look forward to—including a visit to the island home of her favorite singer, Jacques Brel. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: to survive.
Castle of Water: A Novel #ad - A unique, loss, inventive exploration of love, and survival. Kristin hannah, #1 new york times bestselling author of The Nightingale"A moving, harrowing, and downright literary novel. Michelle gable, new york times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment"Brilliant, clever, riveting—pick your adjective, they all apply.
Thomas christopher greene, bestselling author of The Headmaster's WifeTwo very different people, one very small island. For sophie ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization, on an island the size of a large city block, the two castaways must reconcile their differences and learn to draw on one another's strengths if they are to have any hope of making it home.
The Book of Essie: A novelVintage #ad - Finalist for the 2018 new england book award"both timelessly beautiful and unbelievably timely. Chris bohjalian, star of the family's hit reality show, and religion that tells the story of the seventeen-year-old daughter of an evangelical preacher, New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant A captivating novel of family, fame, and the secret pregnancy that threatens to blow their entire world apart.
When essie's mother, celia, discovers that essie is pregnant, essie is quietly pairing herself up with Roarke Richards, she arranges an emergency meeting with the show's producers: Do they sneak Essie out of the country for an abortion? Do they pass the child off as Celia's? Or do they try to arrange a marriage--and a ratings-blockbuster wedding? Meanwhile, a senior at her school with a secret of his own to protect.
The Book of Essie: A novel #ad - As the newly formed couple attempt to sell their fabricated love story to the media--through exclusive interviews with an infamously conservative reporter named Liberty Bell--Essie finds she has questions of her own: What was the real reason for her older sister leaving home? Who can she trust with the truth about her family? And how much is she willing to sacrifice to win her own freedom?
She's grown up in the spotlight, both idolized and despised for her family's fire-and-brimstone brand of faith. Esther ann hicks--essie--is the youngest child on Six for Hicks, a reality television phenomenon.
The Lost Mother: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - . Told from twelve-year-old thomas’s perspective, the lost Mother follows this shattered family as a wealthy neighbor begins to woo the children as companions for her strange, housebound son, and Henry weighs an unexpected proposition, the consequences of which may cost him everything. Their beautiful but unreliable mother has left them, and Henry is devastated by her desertion.
The Lost Mother: A Novel #ad - During the great depression, and henry talcott, with only occasional work as a butcher, rural Vermont suffers along with the rest of the country, is reduced to moving into a tent on the edge of Black Pond with his two children. He hasn’t told thomas or Margaret why she left—or if she will return. A perfectly lovely story about perfectly awful things” by the new york times–bestselling and National Book Award–nominated author of A Dangerous Woman and Light from a Distant Star, subtlest novel that has ever kept its readers up into the small hours of the night, The Lost Mother is “the quietest, unable to look away” The Washington Post.
Abandoned by his wife, a man tries to protect his family during the Great Depression, in this “powerful” novel by the bestselling author of Songs in Ordinary Time Publishers Weekly.
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Married and expecting a baby herself, she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe. But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
. And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on. Full of humor and compassion, the reluctant midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism and love to overcome the most trying circumstances and times, and is sure to please fans of the poignant Call the Midwife series.
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel #ad - Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Luckily, nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. The usa today bestselling author of the midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel, a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth, one that celebrates the human spirit.
The great depression has hit West Virginia hard. Patience too has changed. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy. Though she is happy to be back in hope river, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her.