Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.
Charley “Chick” Benetto has reached the end of his rope. Raised by his absent father to play baseball, Chick made it to the big time—the World Series—but injury cut his major league career tragically short. Since then it’s been all downhill, and the slide became a plummet when he lied to his mother and his own family to get one last shot at glory,
In The Fisherman’s Quilt, young Nora Hunter arrives in Alaska with her fisherman husband and infant daughter. She brings her first, fancy quilt to Alaska, along with an idealistic vision of life on America’s last frontier.
Soon after arriving in the town of Kodiak, Nora’s husband is off on a fishing boat, pursuing the “deadliest catch.” As she realizes she is the wife of a loner, Nora encounters the dark side of Kodiak culture – instability, alcoholism, greed, recklessness, disloyalty, loneliness, and drug-taking.
Nora doesn’t accept the culture she’s found and as she seeks another,
Natalie and Tom have been best friends forever. But Tom wants more, and he’s going to prove to Natalie that they’re meant to be together. He makes a wildly romantic proposition: spend 26 weekends together, indulging in a different activity from A-Z. In six months, he argues, they will be desperately in love. The cautious Natalie – recently burned by a longtime boyfriend – isn’t so sure.
But Tom and Natalie aren’t the only ones coping with the vagaries of love. Natalie’s mother is going through her own personal crisis and Lucy, Tom’s unhappily married sister-in-law, yearns to give in to temptation.
When she was seven, Rachel Manija Brown’s parents, post-60s hippies, left California for an ashram in a cobra-ridden, drought-stricken spot in India to devote themselves to Meher Baba, best known as the guru to Pete Townshend of The Who. Despite the fact that Rachel is the only foreign child within a 100-mile radius, she manages to keep her wits and humor about her when everyone else seems to have lost touch with reality. Filled with eccentric characters, this astutely observed and laugh-out-loud funny debut memoir marks the arrival of a major new literary talent.
Investigating an apparent paranormal incident, reporter Andrew Westley visits Lady Katherine Angier in England’s Peak District, only to learn that she has summoned him there on a pretext. Kate wishes to confirm that Andrew—born Nicholas Julius Borden, before his adoption—is the great-grandson of magician Alfred Borden, whose stage name was “Le Professeur de la Magie.” Tantalizingly, she reveals knowledge of a forgotten childhood meeting, and of the personal and professional feud between Borden and her great-grandfather Rupert Angier, “The Great Danton.”
The rivalry began in 1878, when Borden disrupted a fraudulent séance conducted by Angier and his wife,
When Melanie Marsh learns that her son Daniel is autistic, she becomes determined to fight to teach Daniel to speak, play, and become as normal as possible. Melanie’s enchanting disposition has helped her weather some of life’s storms, but Daniel’s autism may just push her over the brink, destroying her resolute optimism and bringing her unsteady marriage to its end. Surprisingly funny yet deeply moving, Daniel Isn’t Talking is the story of a mother and a family in crisis. What sets it apart from most novels about difficult subjects is Marti Leimbach’s ability to write about a sad and frightening situation with a seamless blend of warmth,