In this virtuosic debut, a world-class soprano seeks to reclaim her voice from the curse that winds through her family tree.
Since the difficult birth of her daughter, which coincided tragically with the death of her beloved grandmother, renowned opera sensation Lulu can’t bring herself to sing a note. Haunted by a curse that traces back through the women in her family, she fears that the loss of her remarkable talent and the birth of her daughter are somehow inextricably connected. As Lulu tentatively embraces motherhood, she sifts through the stories she’s inherited about her elusive,
With its tree-lined streets and curbside planters
brimming with spring bulbs, Amberley,
Massachusetts seems a good place for Cate Saunders
to start over. It’s been two years since her husband,
John, was killed in Iraq, and life has become
something to simply struggle through. Cate’s new
job as a caregiver doesn’t pay much, but the locals
are welcoming. Cate’s barely unpacked before she’s
drawn—reluctantly at first—into a circle of friends.
There’s Gaby, who nourishes her diner customers’ spirits as well as their
Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.
Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava — in all other ways a normal girl — is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows,
From the acclaimed author of The Bones of
You comes a haunting and heartbreaking new
psychological thriller that is both a masterpiece of
suspense and a powerful rumination on lost love.
“I was fourteen when I fell in love with a goddess…”
So begins the testimony of Noah Calaway, an
ex-lawyer with a sideline in armchair criminal
psychology. Now living an aimless life in an
inherited cottage in the English countryside, Noah is haunted by the
memory of the beguiling young woman who left him at the altar sixteen
Nine Open Arms, a vivid historical novel, is compellingly mysterious as well as dramatic, humorous, and entertaining. A ghost story, a fantasy, and a family saga all wrapped into one, the novel begins with the Boon family’s move to an isolated, dilapidated house that seems to have turned its back on the world.
It is 1937, and nine people set out for the middle of nowhere: a house at the end of a long, dusty road. Is it the site of a haunting tragedy, as one daughter believes, or an end to all their worries,
“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.
A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait,