Forced back into the working world after her corporate lawyer husband's spectacular downfall, Helen discovers a talent for public relations and is tempted away from her dysfunctional family by her childhood crush, now a movie star who needs her professional assistance.
Barry Laverty, who recently graduated from medical school, jumps at the chance for an assistant's position at a small rural practice in Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland. First in a series of eight novels. If you liked the James Herriot books, here’s the perfect series for you.
Auntie Mame can “coax the blues right out of the horn,” and when 10-year-old orphan Patrick Dennis becomes her ward, life takes some amazing turns for the unlikely pair. A 20th century classic.
A collection of stories by the Canadian Nobel Laureate who is regularly celebrated as the best short story author currently writing in English.
Based on the life of the author’s great aunt, Dorie LaValle is a poor Minnesota farm girl in Prohibition Times. Faced with grinding poverty, Dorie becomes a bootlegger. To her surprise, she finds she’s really good at it. But trouble lies ahead.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a personal account of his youth, his parents and the 1950s upstate New York town they struggled to escape. Russo’s special gift is to find hilarity in the bleakest of times, and he puts it to good use in this memoir.
During the Cold War in Britain, Serena Frome is recruited to work as an intelligence agent for MI5 and her first mission involves getting close to Tom Haley, a promising young writer. Despite her best intentions she starts falling for Tom, with potentially dangerous consequences.
In the wilds of early-20th-century Duluth, Minnesota, the orphan son of a immigrant woman tries to build a life for him and the woman he loves. The story cuts back and forth in time and place.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is found murdered on the grounds of her family's decaying English mansion and Flavia's father becomes the main suspect.
Retiree Harold Fry is convinced that he must contact old love before she dies, but on the way to the mailbox he has a revelation. He will deliver his letter in person---walking the six hundred miles that separate them. Here’s an English road novel with a twist. Perfect for fans of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.
Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.
Roger Morgan, the promoter responsible for bringing the World's Fair to Seattle in 1962, runs for mayor in 2001, right after the tech bubble bursts, while budding reporter Helen Gulanos probes his secretive past.