Sharks in the Time of Saviors, Kawai Washburn, Macmillan Books - Seven-year-old Nainoa falls from the boat while his family is on an excursion off the coast of Hawaii. When sharks appear, the situation seems even more tragic. But to everyone’s amazement, the sharks rescue Nainoa.
Tag Archive: family life fiction
Lake Life, David James Poissant, Simon and Schuster - Lake Life, David James Poissant’s debut novel, begins with a tragic accident that brings up long buried family secrets and forces members of the Starling family to examine their relationships.
I Have the Answer, Kelly Fordon, Wayne State Univerity Press - Kelly Fordon’s latest collection of short stories deals with the unexpected losses that life hands out;
Dear Edward, Ann Napolitano, The Dial Press - Dear Edward: A Novel was a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER for eight weeks.
Africaville, Jeffrey Colvin, - Amistad. Kath Ella grew up in a black community on a rocky bluff in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the early 1900s. It is a tightly-knit community settled by families going back to the 1700s, whose ancestors ranged from American slaves to Jamaican rebels.
Montauk, Nicola Harrison, St. Martin's Press - Enchanted with the history of Montauk, Long Island, Nicola Harrison decided to tell the story of a modest woman who finds herself among high society.
This Terrible Beauty, Katrin Schuman, Lake Union Publishing - Suspense seeps through each page of Katrin Schumann’s historical fiction novel, “The Terrible Beauty.” Her evocative characters maneuver through a grim life on the German island of Rügen during Hitler’s regime ...
Costalegre, Courtney Maum, - In Costalegre, Courtney Maum’s third novel, Lara and Leonora Calaway are taking refuge in a remote mansion in the Mexican wilderness in 1937 with a group of Surrealist artists, who Leonora has helped to escape Hitler’s Europe.
Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout, - I remember the moment I fell in love with Olive Kitteridge. It was near the end of the book and Olive was lying down looking out a window.
You, Me, Everything, Catherine Isaac, Penguin - Ten years ago Jess Pendleton went through childbirth with only her mother to support her. Her partner Adam failed to respond to any of the frantic messages telling him to get to the hospital.