Weeks later, california, she arrives in Berkeley, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. Kavya reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. This was not the plan. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else’s child.
A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real. People“a fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.
Lucky Boy #ad - Cristina henríquez, author of the book of Unknown AmericansEighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. When soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya’s care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being.
The Prayer RoomMP Publishing Limited #ad - Granddad stan encourages the triplets to pee in the rosebushes, beds the neighbor’s maid, and takes every opportunity to flummox Viji in every way he can. This seemingly unlikely pair eventually wind up in Sacramento, where they buy a ranch house and give birth to triplets. Instead, he comes home with a bride named Viji, an Indian woman he barely knows.
Dissertation. It is here where viji feels most herself, where she immerses herself in the comforts of home, and where these deceased family members “felt as real to her as she’d been to them. The relative calm of viji’s California existence is interrupted when George’s father shows up on their doorstep, unexpected and unannounced.
The Prayer Room #ad - In 1974, the young and callow englishman George Armitage goes to Madras in the hopes of returning with at least the beginning of his Ph. D. So when viji’s sister sends an out-of-the-blue invitation to visit India, she prepares for her first trip home in nearly eleven years, not knowing for sure if she’ll ever return to the States.
A hilarious and heartfelt debut, the people who exist only in our memories, The Prayer Room re-examines the meaning of family—the people who live down the hall, and the people who roll their eyes at you from within their picture frames. In this new american world of shag carpets and pudding pops, Viji seeks consolation in her prayer room, which she visits frequently to gossip, sass, and seek advice from the framed portraits of her dead relatives.
The Dutch House: A NovelHarper #ad - Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by cyril’s son danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The dutch house is the story of a paradise lost, love and forgiveness, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.
At the end of the second world war, cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia.
The Dutch House: A Novel #ad - But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.
Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. A read with jenna today show book club pick!from the new york times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.
A Woman Is No Man: A NovelHarper #ad - We’ve been taught that silence will save us. A new york times bestsellera read with jenna today show book club pick a goodreads choice awards finalist for best fiction and best debut • bookbrowe's best book of the year • a marie claire best women's fiction of the year • a real simple best book of the year • a popsugar best book of the year all written by femalesa new york times book review editors’ choice • a washington post 10 books to read in march • a newsweek best book of the summer • a usa today best book of the week • a washington book review difficult-to-put-down novel • a refinery 29 Best Books of the Month • A Buzzfeed News 4 Books We Couldn't Put Down Last Month • A New Arab Best Books by Arab Authors • An Electric Lit 20 Best Debuts of the First Half of 2019 • A The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2019“Garnering justified comparisons to Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns.
. Etaf rum’s debut novel is a must-read about women mustering up the bravery to follow their inner voice. Refinery 29in her debut novel etaf rum tells the story of three generations of Palestinian-American women struggling to express their individual desires within the confines of their Arab culture in the wake of shocking intimate violence in their community—a story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence.
A Woman Is No Man: A Novel #ad - Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. Set in an america at once foreign to many and staggeringly close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect.
Where i come from, we’ve learned to silence ourselves.
Sadness Is a White Bird: A NovelAtria Books #ad - And then that fateful day arrives, the one that lands Jonathan in prison and changes his relationship with the twins forever. A 2019 dayton literary peace prize finalist** **a 2018 national jewish book award finalist for debut Fiction** In this “nuanced, and beautifully written” Michael Chabon debut novel, sharp, a young man prepares to serve in the Israeli army while also trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings with his deeply ingrained loyalties to family and country.
The story begins in an israeli military jail, where—four days after his nineteenth birthday—Jonathan stares up at the fluorescent lights of his cell and recalls the series of events that led him there. But he is also conflicted about the possibility of having to monitor the occupied Palestinian territories, a concern that grows deeper and more urgent when he meets Nimreen and Laith—the twin daughter and son of his mother’s friend.
They share joints on the beach, family histories, intimate secrets, resentments, trading snippets of poems, and dreams. Unflinching in its honesty, pulitzer prize–winning author, discovering in the process a beautiful, Sadness Is a White Bird explores one man’s attempts to find a place for himself, unyielding in its moral complexity” Geraldine Brooks, against-the-odds love that flickers like a candle in the darkness of a never-ending conflict.
Sadness Is a White Bird: A Novel #ad - But with his draft date rapidly approaching, Jonathan wrestles with the question of what it means to be proud of your heritage, while also feeling love for those outside of your own family. Two years earlier: moving back to Israel after several years in Pennsylvania, Jonathan is ready to fight to preserve and defend the Jewish state.
From that morning on, the three become inseparable: wandering the streets on weekends, piling onto buses toward new discoveries, laughing uncontrollably.
A Place for Us: A NovelSJP for Hogarth #ad - Instant new york times bestseller • new york’s “one book, one new york” picknamed one of the best books of 2018 by: washington post • npr • people • Refinery29 • Parade • Buzzfeed"Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things. Ron charles, washington post"A Place for Us is a book for our times.
Christiane amanpourthe first novel from sarah jessica parker’s new imprint, and belongingAs an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, identity, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made.
A place for us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. There is hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. It announces fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.
A Place for Us: A Novel #ad - All the joy and struggle of family life is here, seeking to find their place in the world, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, as well as a path home. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride.
What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps.
Counseling Across CulturesSAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Draguns, Joseph E. The book’s chapters highlight work with african Americans, those with widely varying religious beliefs, international students, Latinos/as, Asian Americans, refugees, American Indians, individuals in marginalized situations, and many others. Edited by pioneers in multicultural counseling, this volume articulates the positive contributions that can be achieved when multicultural awareness is incorporated into the training of counselors.
Scharrón-del río, draws on the expertise of 48 invited contributors to examine the cultural context of accurate assessment and appropriate interventions in counseling diverse clients. Lonner, Juris G. Trimble, and María R. Pederson, Walter J. Offering a primary focus on north american cultural and ethnic diversity while addressing global questions and issues, Counseling Across Cultures, Seventh Edition, edited by Paul B.
Olive, Again Oprah's Book Club: A NovelRandom House #ad - Olive, a requirement for love, Again poignantly reminds us that empathy, helps make life ‘not unhappy. Npr named one of the ten best books of the year by people and one of the best books of the year by time • vogue • npr • the washington post • chicago tribune • entertainment weekly • buzzfeed • esquire • real simple • good housekeeping • the new York Public Library • The Guardian • Evening Standard • Kirkus Reviews • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Prickly, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, wry, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” San Francisco Chronicle.
The new yorker has said that elizabeth strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, ” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, Maine.
Olive, Again Oprah's Book Club: A Novel #ad - . Strout may not have any answers for it, but she isn’t afraid of it either. The wall Street Journal. New york times bestseller • oprah’s book club pick • pulitzer prize winner elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.
Strout managed to make me love this strange woman I’d never met, who I knew nothing about. Ms.
The Janissary Tree: A Novel Investigator Yashim Book 1Sarah Crichton Books #ad - Winner of the edgar award for best novelthis first book in the investigator yashim series is a richly entertaining tale, full of exotic history and intrigue, introduces Investigator Yashim: In 1830s Istanbul, an extra-ordinary hero tackles an extraordinary plot that threatens to topple the Ottoman EmpireIt is 1836.
Are the janissaries staging a brutal comeback? For 400 years, and ten years ago, but they grew too powerful, they were the empire's elite soldiers, the Sultan had them crushed. And he introduces us to the Janissaries. You see, Yashim is a eunuch. Europe is modernizing, and the Ottoman Empire must follow suit.
The Janissary Tree: A Novel Investigator Yashim Book 1 #ad - But just before the sultan announces sweeping changes, a wave of murders threatens the fragile balance of power in his court. Who is behind them? only one intelligence agent can be trusted to find out: Yashim Lastname, a man both brilliant and near-invisible in this world. He leads us into the palace's luxurious seraglios and Istanbul's teeming streets, and leans on the wisdom of a dyspeptic Polish ambassador, a transsexual dancer, and a Creole-born queen mother.
The Giver of Stars: A NovelPamela Dorman Books #ad - They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.
Reese witherspoonfrom the author of me before you, set in Depression-era America, the perfect holiday gift for booklovers, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond. Alice wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.
But small-town kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.
The Giver of Stars: A Novel #ad - Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, heartbreaking, enthralling, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.
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Button Man: A NovelMinotaur Books #ad - Morris, the youngest, scarred by a family tragedy, dropped out of school at twelve years old and apprenticed himself to a garment cutter in a clothing factory; Sol headed to accounting school; but Harry, fell in with a gang of thugs as a teenager. Button man has plenty of zip–and lots of moxie, too. Wall street journal"this is a big, heartfelt handshake of a book, with all the street-scrambling energy that distinguishes the best fiction of Jeffrey Archer and Mario Puzo.
Usa today following up the one man and the saboteur, gross's next historical thriller brings to life the drama of the birth of organized crime in 1930s New York City from the tale of one family. After a string of new york Times bestselling suburban thrillers, Andrew Gross has reinvented himself as a writer of historical thrillers.
Button Man: A Novel #ad - In his latest novel, button man, he delivers a stirring story of a Jewish family brought together in the dawn of the women's garment business and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in New York City in the 1930s. Morris, sol, and harry rabishevsky grew up poor and rough in a tiny flat on the Lower East Side, until the death of their father thrust them into having to fend for themselves and support their large family.
But harry can't be lured away from the glamour, and the money that come from his association with Louis Buchalter, the power, whom Morris has battled with since his youth and who has risen to become the most ruthless mobster in New York. Gross's direct style is full of sentiment but never maudlin and well-suited to scenes of violent action.
. Morris steadily climbs through the ranks at the factory until at twenty-one he finally goes out on his own, convincing Sol to come work with him.