who’s particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone’s
favorite retired teacher and Little League coach.
for a favor: to kill him. Shocked, Sage refuses—and then he confesses
his darkest secret – he deserves to die because he had been a Nazi SS
guard. And Sage’s grandmother is a Holocaust survivor.
to evil living next door? Can someone who’s committed truly heinous acts
ever atone with subsequent good behavior? Should you offer forgiveness
to someone if you aren’t the party who was wronged?
considers the request, is it revenge…or justice?
Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence of
a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once
again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story
after story, she illumines the moment a life is forever altered by a
chance encounter or an action not taken, or by a simple twist of fate
that turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into a new way
of being or thinking.
A poet, finding herself in alien territory at her
first literary party, is rescued by a seasoned newspaper columnist, and
is soon hurtling across the continent, young child in tow, toward a
hoped-for but completely unplanned meeting.
A young soldier, returning
to his fiancée from the Second World War, steps off the train before his
stop and onto the farm of another woman, beginning a life on the move. A
wealthy young woman having an affair with the married lawyer hired by
her father to handle his estate comes up with a surprising way to deal
with the blackmailer who finds them out.
While most of these stories take place in Munro’s home territory – the
small Canadian towns around Lake Huron – the characters sometimes
venture to the cities, and the book ends with four pieces set in the
area where she grew up, and in the time of her own childhood: stories
“autobiographical in feeling, though not, sometimes, entirely so in
A girl who can’t sleep imagines night after wakeful night that
she kills her beloved younger sister. A mother snatches up her child and
runs for dear life when a crazy woman comes into her yard.
Suffused with Munro’s clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for
storytelling, these tales about departures and beginnings, accidents and
dangers, and outgoings and homecomings both imagined and real, paint a
radiant, indelible portrait of how strange, perilous, and extraordinary
ordinary life can be.
From New York Times
bestselling author Barbara Delinsky—a woman has a secret that may save
the life of her best friend’s husband—or destroy him Charlotte and
Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in
Nicole’s family’s island house, but they have since grown apart.
successful travel writer, Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a
food blogger, lives in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian.
When Nicole returns to the island house in order to write a book about
island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte for both sentimental
and practical reasons.
Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for
talking to people and making friends, and Nicole would like her help
interviewing locals for her book. Missing a genuine connection,
But what both women don’t know is that they are each
holding a secret that may change their relationship forever. Are the
bonds of friendship strong enough to weather past indiscretions and
betrayals? Can love survive an honest mistake?
Filled with real, gut-wrenching emotion as well as a strong romantic storyline, Sweet Salt Air is a new offering from a beloved storyteller guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.