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The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Most of us have lost loved ones, and we have grieved the loss. Some of people carry the weight of their grief far longer than they should, and a very few let their grief consume them. Sara Harrison Shea is such a person. When her eight-year-old daughter, Gertie, is found dead at the bottom of [...]

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is one of America’s best essayists and fiction writers writing today. Readers know her best for Bel Canto and State of Wonder.  She has written 6 novels and 3 works of nonfiction.  Patchett is the winner of the Pen/Faulkner award, England’s Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. What surprised [...]

This House is Haunted by John Boyne

When London school teacher Eliza Caine’s dad dies, she answers an ad for a governess position in Norfolk.  There is no reason left for her to stay in London and she doesn’t know if she could anymore anyway, at least financially.  Eliza is very impressed with the estate in Norfolk and the children seem great [...]

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