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Interesting fiction about how it feels to have a loved one missing.
Michelle Moran writes some nice but fluffier historical fiction (largely set in periods where we don't really have THAT much information so she has a lot of freedom). Cleopatra's Daughter is about what happened to the children of Cleopatra and Mark Antony after their parents died.
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer was wonderful (WWII in Hungary).
Regeneration by Pat Barker revolves around the treatment of shell shock during WWI.
Back to work tomorrow (teaching), so reading slows down. Think I'm off to a good start.
Sounds like a clever vehicle for a sweet story, though.
Interesting book! Her job for her clients is to show them how to declutter. She has a very specific procedure of what do first and then next. Questions to ask yourself about your items and simple storage solutions. Guess I'll be starting to "declutter" this weekend.
Etta, the grandmother owns a dress shop where the dresses points to dreams come true and the truths of lives. Cora the granddaughter searches out unanswered questions about her parents deaths twenty years ago, as well as opening her heart to possibilities. Really liked this book!
I totally agree! Maybe you could recommend something like that on one of the official threads. I'm not sure which one it is. Or maybe email them directly.
Anyway, good pace with your reading! :)
Born Jewish in predominantly Roman Catholic Chile, Agosín spent her childhood aware of the 'always-present differences' that separated her-pale-skinned, blue-eyed and without a proper pedigree-almost equally from the societies of her privileged playmates and the indigenous women who cared for her. After the assassination of Salvador Allende Gossens, Agosín, then an adolescent, fled with her family, which settled in Georgia. She talks of going back after the dictatorship because she can not stay away. She has been a professor at Wellesley for years and a poet writing about her country of Chile.
This novel tells the warm and tender story of women's friendships among the members of the cookbook committee of the Hope Springs Community Church -- women whose gatherings with their new lady preacher produce much more than just a selection of marvelous recipes. As this remarkable story unfolds, you'll meet Beatrice, the town busybody, who never dreamed how many people she'd upset with her kindnesses; Jesse, who knows that the first thing everyone notices about her is that she's the only African-American in an otherwise all-white congregation; Louise, who, after 40 years of loving another woman from a distance, finally gets her chance to show how much she cares; Margaret, who sometimes wishes she didn't always have to be the strong one; and Charlotte, who is struggling to find her way as pastor of her first church. Working together, these five women share hopes and losses, new beginnings, and a whole lot more. And, as they exchange recipes and confidences, life goes on in their small North Carolina town, nourishing souls and welcoming all comers with the secret of making real Friendship Cake, along with other timeless Southern treats.
In the summer of 2001, twelve year old Fadi’s parents make the difficult decision to illegally leave Afghanistan and move the family to the United States. When their underground transport arrives at the rendezvous point, chaos ensues, and Fadi is left dragging his younger sister Mariam through the crush of people. But Mariam accidentally lets go of his hand and becomes lost in the crowd, just as Fadi is snatched up into the truck. With Taliban soldiers closing in, the truck speeds away, leaving Mariam behind. Adjusting to life in the United States isn’t easy for Fadi’s family and as the events of September 11th unfold the prospects of locating Mariam in a war torn Afghanistan seem slim. When a photography competition with a grand prize trip to India is announced, Fadi sees his chance to return to Afghanistan and find his sister. But can one photo really bring Mariam home? Based in part on the Ms. Senzai’s husband’s own experience fleeing his home in Soviet controlled Afghanistan in the 1970s, Shooting Kabul is a powerful story of hope, love, and perseverance.
Two sisters struggle to please their smart, manipulative, and narcissistic father. For 17 years, Taisy Cleary (now 35), along with her mother and her brother, Marcus, have had minimal contact with her father, Wilson. When Wilson beckons after suffering a major heart attack, Taisy, who still yearns for his approval, requires little persuasion to come to his side. Sixteen-year-old Willow is Wilson’s other daughter (Wilson left Taisy’s family to be with Willow’s mother). Willow has been sheltered and controlled by her father her entire life—he forbade her from watching television or movies or reading books written later than the 19th century—but she’s jarred into the real world following his heart attack. To Taisy, Willow has always been the golden child—the one Wilson chose to love. To Willow, Taisy and Marcus are the seedy others, the “earlier ones.” The sisters’ shaky relationship is altered when Taisy learns of Willow’s inappropriate relationship with an older man. The slow fracturing of each sister’s perception of the other provides them a basis for supporting each other against their strong-willed father to find happiness.
An historical novel that takes place after the Cuban revolution in the 1960s, three brothers are sent to Florida by their parents (through Operation Pedro Pan) where they must adapt to an uncertain and, at times, unfriendly new home. The main character, Julian, and his two older brothers find themselves in a rundown children's camp, where they are forced to endure the maltreatment of the belligerent, unchallenged bully, Caballo. Along with Julian, readers will learn about the complicated social and political climate of his home country, and as he plans a revolt against Caballo's abuses, Flores-Galbis alludes to similarities between the camp's dictator and those in power in Cuba. Julian further asserts his ingenuity and dogged determination by helping a fellow Cuban sail back to their native land to rescue 15 other refugees, proving himself a capable and worthy protagonist.
In the follow up to Eat, Pray, Love (2006), Gilbert examines her reluctant marriage to Felipe, the Brazilian businessman she met at the end of her post-divorce travels, and considers her doubts about the institution of marriage. Gilbert and her beau moved to the United States, promised never to get married and set about building a life together. Immigration law soon intervened, however, when Felipe was denied entry to the country. The only solution was marriage, and the memoir recounts how the couple was "sentenced to marry by the Homeland Security Department." Both Gilbert and Felipe, however, had deep reservations about matrimony-some philosophical, some personal.Gilbert and her fiance are forced to live cheaply traveling through Southeast Asia. the author sets out on a quest to interview people from different cultures regarding marriage. She also delves into contemporary research on matrimony, divorce and happiness.
ThIs book provides significant insight on the Armenian Genocide, World War One, and the small periods of time before and after said genocide that described what lead to the genocide, and what the outcome of the genocide was. Told from the first-person perspective of Veron Dumehjian, this book beautifully describes with exceptional detail of what life was like for Armenians (particularly this young girl who suffered in her childhood and adolescence) in Turkey in the early 1900's.. Veron Dumehjian, the main character of the book, happens to be Kherdian's mother. Kherdian listened to his mother's tale, taking in every little detail as he could. Veron has great loss throughout this book but continually has hope for better outcomes.
Jamie is unsettled by the cast change and devastated by her mother's anger, but she has little time to brood when a tragic accident leaves her two-year-old half-brother in her care. Accustomed to a life of order and precision, Jamie suddenly finds herself out of her depth, grappling with a toddler who misses his parents and a fiancé who doesn't want the child. Each works through this in their own way, by the end they both find love and work relationships and happiness
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.