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Next to Love

Ellen Feldman
ISBN:9780812992717

Follows the stories of three young couples whose lives are irrevocably changed in the years following World War II, a period during which they struggle with difficult losses and witness profound transformations in American culture. .

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Blood, Bones, and Butter

Gabrielle Hamilton
ISBN:9781400068722

The chef of New York's East Village Prune restaurant presents an account of her search for meaning and purpose in the central rural New Jersey home of her youth, marked by a first chicken kill, an international backpacking tour, and the opening of a first restaurant.

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I Married You for Happiness

Lily Tuck
ISBN:9780802119919

The tale unfolds over a single night as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden and unexpected death is the reason for her lonely vigil. Still too shocked to grieve, she lets herself remember the defining moments of their long union, beginning with their meeting in Paris. She is an artist, he a highly accomplished mathematician--a collision of two different worlds that merged to form an intricate and passionate love. As we move through select memories, real and imagined, the author reveals the most private intimacies, dark secrets, and overwhelming joys that defined Nina and Philip's life together.

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The Journal of Best Practices

David Finch
ISBN:9781439189719

At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, What the... is wrong with my husband?! In the author's case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains his ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility. But it doesn't make him any easier to live with.

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Don't Ever Get Old

Daniel Friedman
ISBN:9780312606930

Learning that an old adversary may have escaped Germany with a fortune in stolen gold, retired Memphis cop Buck Schatz teams up with his plugged-in, smart-alecky grandson in a vigilante investigation involving a Mississippi loan shark, a 7-foot-tall Hasidic Jewish man and a bloodthirsty maniac.

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The Vanishing Act

by Mette Jakobsen
ISBN:9780393062922

Living alone on a tiny, snow-covered island with her father, dog and a magician, twelve-year-old Minou deals with her mother's abandonment and hopes to find an explanation when a dead boy washes up on the beach.

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