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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Leslie Brody “The Last Kiss”

November 20th, 2012

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When a sudden illness strikes her husband Elliot and then all too swiftly claims his life, newspaper reporter and mother Leslie Brody finds herself a stunned and unprepared widow.

Elliot was a romantic, funny and brilliant editor with three children of his own. But pancreatic cancer doesn’t care. Elliot was gone in less than two and a half years.

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Leslie Brody’s book “The Last Kiss” does not dwell on Elliot’s death, or her loss.
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Lee Woodruff “Those We Love Most”

October 3rd, 2012

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Maura Corrigan is happy and content. She’s married to her college sweetheart, Pete. She has three kids, and her parents live not far, in the suburbs of Chicago.

But in Lee Woodruff‘s debut novel “Those We Love Most,” everything changes in one terrible instant.

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There’s a horrible accident, a death, guilt, recriminations, and revelations of things people would rather keep buried.

Maura must learn to move forward with the weight of grief and the crushing guilt of an unforgivable secret.

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Emily Giffin “Heart of the Matter”

July 6th, 2011

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How much temptation can a man and a woman endure before something potentially destructive happens?

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Bestselling novelist Emily Giffin pushes her characters to their limits in “Heart of the Matter.” A pediatric plastic surgeon named Nick Russo meets single mom Valerie, whose son is one of Nick’s patients. Nick’s in an outwardly happy marriage to stay-at-home mom Tessa, but boredom could be his undoing — and Valerie’s.

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Telling the story of this marriage under stress, Giffin shows us the points of view of both women — without signaling who you’re supposed to be rooting for.

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Diane Ackerman “One Hundred Names for Love”

May 4th, 2011

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When prolific and acclaimed author Paul West suffered a devastating stroke — robbing him of his ability to use language — it could have been the end. He could have given up and lived out his remaining days in a nursing home But he didn’t. West made a remarkable and heroic recovery, under the loving and brilliant care of his longtime wife and fellow bestselling author Diane Ackerman.

Recognizing that textbook rehabilitation was not the best therapy for her husband, Ackerman took it upon herself to build one that was more appropriate. Patiently working hour after hour, day after day, month after month paid off. Now Diane Ackerman tells their story. It is about both of them, naturally, as it’s the best kind of love story. The book is called “One Hundred Names for Love.”

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