Anne Griffin somehow manages to give perfect voice to an 84-year-old Irish codger, still grieving the death of his wife two years ago and taking a good, hard look at his life before he moves out of his home and into the next phase of his life. In each section, Maurice toasts five influential people… Read More When All Is Said by Anne Griffin
Gus Murphy lives on Long Island – but not the trendy Hamptons end. A former cop, Gus’s life fell apart when his son suddenly died, his marriage crumbled, and his daughter is still struggling to cope. Now, he works as a driver for a mediocre hotel – friendless, purposeless, and essentially numb to the… Read More Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman
A humorous approach to a family’s extreme grief and inability to cope when the mother drowns while sleepwalking. Quirky and touching.
Another feel-good story along the lines of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand and A Man Called Ove. Arthur Pepper’s wife, Miriam, died a year ago. As Arthur faces turning 70 without her, he finally gets the nerve to go through her clothes and finds a charm bracelet. One charm leads to India, a place he never… Read More The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Following the assisted suicide of the man she loved, Louisa Clark tries to figure out how to move on in her life, with the help of family and new friends, including a young woman who may be the daughter Will never knew he had.