Emily, Alone Emily Maxwell

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Penguin Books #ad - When her sister-in-law and sole companion, Arlene, faints at their favorite breakfast buffet, Emily's life changes in unexpected ways. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities. She dreams of visits from her grandchildren while mourning the turnover of her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood.

A sequel to the bestselling, o'nan's intimate novel follows Emily Maxwell, much-beloved Wish You Were Here, a widow whose grown children have long departed. The moving companion novel to henry, and aging from bestselling author Stewart O'NanOnce again making the ordinary and overlooked not merely visible but vital to understanding our own lives, family, Stewart O'Nan confirms his position as an American master with Emily, Himself and a bittersweet vision of love, Alone.

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Wish You Were Here: A Novel

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Grove Press #ad - Memories of past summers resurface, as the best writing often is, old rivalries flare up, and love is rekindled and born anew, resulting in a timeless novel drawn, from the ebbs and flow of daily life. Emily's son, who has quit his job and mortgaged his future to pursue his art, comes accompanied by his children and his wife, who is secretly heartened to be visiting the house for the last time.

Award-winning writer stewart O'Nan has been acclaimed by critics as one of the most accomplished novelists writing today. Emily's firebrand daughter, a recovering alcoholic recently separated from her husband, brings her children from Detroit. Now comes his finest and most complete novel to date. Joining is her sister-in-law, who silently mourns the sale of the lake house, and a long-lost love.

Wish You Were Here: A Novel #ad - . A year after the death of her husband, henry, Emily Maxwell gathers her family by Lake Chautauqua in western New York for what will be a last vacation at their summer cottage.

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Henry, Himself: A Novel

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Viking #ad - In henry, himself he offers an unsentimental, moving story of a twentieth-century everyman. Once so confident, o'nan's beloved portrait of henry's wife, alone, can he hope for?like emily, himself is a wry, henry, he weighs his dreams against his regrets and is left with questions he can't answer: Is he a good man? Has he done right by the people he loves? And with time running out, what, realistically, as Henry's strength and memory desert him, warmhearted portrait of an American original--a man who believes he's reached a dead end only to discover life is full of surprises.

A native pittsburgher and engineer, he's always believed in logic, sacrifice, and hard work. Now, seventy-five and retired, he feels the world has passed him by. Only his wife Emily and dog Rufus stand by him. Soldier, husband, breadwinner, lover, churchgoer, son, Henry Maxwell has spent his whole life trying to live with honor.

Henry, Himself: A Novel #ad - It's 1998, the american century is ending, and nothing is simple anymore. A member of the greatest generation looks back on the loves and losses of his past and comes to treasure the present anew in this poignant and thoughtful new novel from a modern masterStewart O'Nan is renowned for illuminating the unexpected grace of everyday life and the resilience of ordinary people with humor, intelligence, and compassion.

His children are distant, their unhappiness a mystery.

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Henry, Himself: A Novel

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Last Night at the Lobster

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Penguin Books #ad - A frank and funny yet emotionally resonant tale set within a vivid work day world, from the author of emily, the San Francisco Chronicle, Himself--named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Alone and Henry, and Entertainment WeeklyA Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Perched in the far corner of a run-down New England mall, the Red Lobster hasn't been making its numbers and headquarters has pulled the plug.

Last Night at the Lobster #ad - All the while, he's wondering how to handle the waitress he's still in love with, his pregnant girlfriend, and where to find the present that will make everything better. Stewart o'nan has been called "the bard of the working class, " and Last Night at the Lobster is a poignant yet redemptive look at what a man does when he discovers that his best might not be good enough.

But manager manny deleon still needs to navigate a tricky last shift--just four days before Christmas and in the midst of a fierce blizzard--with a near-mutinous staff and the final onslaught of hungry retirees, lunatics, and holiday office parties.

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Olive, Again: A Novel

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Random House #ad - Strout’s writing comes from these unvarnished exchanges, in which characters reveal themselves in all of their sadness and badness and confusion. What a terrific writer she is. Zadie smith,  the guardian“Just as wonderful as the original. The great, terrible mess of living is spilled out across the pages of this moving book.

. Whether with a teenager coming to terms with the loss of her father, a nurse who confesses a secret high school crush, a young woman about to give birth during a hilariously inopportune moment, to move us, the unforgettable Olive will continue to startle us, or a lawyer who struggles with an inheritance she does not want to accept, and to inspire us—in Strout’s words—“to bear the burden of the mystery with as much grace as we can.

Olive, Again: A Novel #ad - Praise for olive, again“olive is a brilliant creation not only because of her eternal cantankerousness but because she’s as brutally candid with herself about her shortcomings as she is with others. Ms. New york times bestseller • 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. Olive, a requirement for love, Again poignantly reminds us that empathy, helps make life ‘not unhappy.

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Chances Are . . .: A novel

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Knopf #ad - Is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971: the disappearance of the woman each of them loved--Jacy Calloway.

. They couldn't have been more different then, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, or even today--Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are. From the pulitzer prize-winning author of Empire Falls comes a new revelation: a riveting story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship.

Chances Are . . .: A novel #ad - One beautiful september day, three men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery.

Also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship's bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community. For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, Chances Are.

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The Dutch House: A Novel

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Harper #ad - Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. 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. Set over the course of five decades,  The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past.

Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. A read with jenna today show book club pick! from the new york times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, the house of their childhood, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, and a past that will not let them go.

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. 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: A Novel #ad - Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

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.

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Speaking Our Minds

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Health Professions Press #ad - As a result, family caregivers, including professional or family caregivers, and people who have dementia the opportunity to learn more about The uniqueness of each person's experience and symptoms Coping strategies people use to face the changes and losses in their lives The changes that are experienced as the disease progresses Barriers to living full and dignified lives How to identify with and listen to persons with Alzheimer's Distinct issues for young-onset persons with dementia This book is ideal for people with early-stage Alzheimer's and related dementias as well as for anyone who interacts with that person, friends, students, this rich text offers professionals, and relatives.

Gain exceptional insight into the world of the person with Alzheimer's through this enlightening collection of first-hand accounts. Whether this is your first introduction to Alzheimer's or you have an extensive knowledge of the disease, you are sure to learn from some or all of the brave and honest people who are featured.

Speaking Our Minds #ad - Discussion questions provide thoughtful material for use in coursework in aging and dementia, support groups, or book groups. Used book in Good Condition. Speaking our minds provides an unparalleled view into the day-to-day experience of Alzheimer's through the reflections of seven diverse individuals with the disease.

This book will transform the way you look at Alzheimer's and how you interact with those who have it. By interweaving each person's responses from in-depth interviews with her own thoughtful interpretation, dementia expert Lisa Snyder explores the many dimensions of the Alzheimer's experience.

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Aging Matters: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

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Pearson #ad - Presents social gerontology from multiple Perspectives   Aging Matters illuminates cultural, biological, physiological, economic, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of aging. Used book in Good Condition. A useful guide to a range of disciplines, this title helps readers of all educational backgrounds understand the dynamic interactions between older people and their environments.

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Big Sky Jackson Brodie: A Novel Jackson Brodie

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - Iconoclastic detective jackson brodie returns in a triumphant new novel about secrets, sex, and lies Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet seaside village, in the occasional company of his recalcitrant teenage son and an aging Labrador, both at the discretion of his ex-partner Julia. Used book in Good Condition.

Big Sky Jackson Brodie: A Novel Jackson Brodie #ad - It's picturesque, but there's something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson's current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard-issue, but a chance encounter with a desperate man on a crumbling cliff leads him into a sinister network-and back across the path of his old friend Reggie.

Old secrets and new lies intersect in this breathtaking novel by one of the most dazzling and surprising writers at work today.

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