Terrell Tannen “When Blood is Gone”

January 7th, 2014

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Family. Love them, hate them, adored or ignored, our families leave an indelible mark on who we are.

Now director and screenwriter Terrell Tannen brings his family to life in a memoir he calls “When Blood is Gone.”

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Tannen, the son of an intelligence officer and a military nurse, has had great adventures, the kind Hollywood screenwriters love to tell in the movies – except that these are true.

But the greatest adventure in Tannen’s memoir is family life and death.

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Wally Lamb “We Are Water”

December 14th, 2013

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After 27 years of marriage, and three children, artist Annie Oh has fallen in love. She’s planning to marry her new love, Viveca, a wealthy Manhattan art dealer who has orchestrated Annie’s professional success.

But in Wally Lamb‘s novel “We Are Water,” Annie and Viveca’s wedding in a small Connecticut town, provokes strong reaction. and opens up a virtual Pandora’s box of toxic secrets.

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There are stark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs’ lives.

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Ann Patchett “Run”

August 6th, 2008

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Writing in The New York Times, Janet Maslin said of Ann Patchett‘s novel “Run” that “Patchett once again thrives on juxtaposing wildly different characters and creating volatile chemistry among them.”

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A Boston politician is left a widower, alone to raise three sons. Years later, when the boys are men, an accident on a snowy street changes the family in a deep and fundamental way, allowing Patchett to contend with questions of race, politics, religion, and family.

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E. Lynn Harris “Just Too Good to be True”

July 20th, 2008

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Brady Bledsoe is a college football star, in line for a lucrative NFL career and a great life. That is, if secrets from his past — and his mother’s — don’t kill his plans.

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E. Lynn Harris worked on this novel for several years, trying some things as a writer he had never done before. The result is a story of football, friends, and family that he calls “Just Too Good to be True.”

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