There is a man who has lost all hope in life. He has been brought up to do the right thing, but has never been able to show much emotion. After the death of his beloved wife, Ove has no reason to live. That is until an Iranian woman named Parwaneh shows up next door with her clumsy husband and two adorable daughters. Gradually, Ove realizes that as much as he misses his wife, he could contribute something to society and, in turn, gain from other people.
Gone Girl, the latest novel from Gillian Flynn, tells a story of lies, manipulation, and revenge. The story follows Nick and Amy, a couple who are about to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. The pair falls on hard times when they both lose their jobs. They must move from their home in New York City to Nick's hometown of North Carthage, Missouri to live with his mother. Suddenly, on the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy mysteriously disappears.
Americanah, speaking of race issues in the United States, through the eyes of the protagonist, Ifemelu. It also shows some insight into the problems of immigrants and racial issues in the United Kingdom through the eyes of Ifemelu's first boyfriend, Obinze. The book also deals with the economic problems in Nigeria due to corruption, and the lack of will of the government and the wealthy people to bring about change. Ifemelu is a Nigerian girl who gets tired of the constant strikes in her university and goes abroad to complete her education.
Circling the Sun, the fictional biography of Beryl Markham, showcases life in Africa among the white immigrants, the changing roles for women, and the daring new technological advances made in the world of flying and airplanes. It is also a story about Kenya, horse breeding, and a woman who broke various barriers in her world. Most of all, it is a story about the unrequited love between Beryl Markham and Denys Finch-Hatton, a big game hunter.
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The latest novel from Jojo Moyes, Me Before You, discusses the controversial topic of assisted suicide. Will Traynor had everything - a good job, the ability to travel, and a beautiful girlfriend - until an accident left him a quadriplegic. The accident changed Will's life dramatically; he is not only disabled but also loses his house and his girlfriend. He becomes so disillusioned and depressed that he decides to travel to Switzerland to end his life through assisted suicide.
The Nightingale is set in France during the World War II. It is about family relationships, loss, grief, friendship, and life during the war. Two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, are as different from each other as possible. Vianne appears passive and traditional while Isabelle is impulsive and careless. As the story progresses, we see how circumstances changes the two sisters, who both perform a large role in saving several people during the war.
As she approaches her 60th birthday, Sookie seems to have this life thing figured out. She is married with four grown children, and her biggest concern is trying to get her overbearing mother to move into a nursing home. Then one day, Sookie learns a family secret that causes her to rethink her entire existence. Listeners go on a journey across the country and back in time with Sookie, in her quest to find her true identity. Fannie Flagg manages to mix fiction and history in this soul-searching, heartwarming, and funny best-seller.
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is about the relationship between Molly Ayer and Vivian Daly. Brought together by Molly's community service sentence, 17-year-old Molly learns that she has much more in common with 91-year-old Vivian than she first thought. Both women were orphaned as children and share a similar story. However, Vivian was an orphan during the Great Depression and Molly is an orphan today. Kline tells this enlightening and emotionally engaging story based on true accounts.
The Book Thief is the fourth novel by author Markus Zusak. The novel gives a unique perspective on World War II by telling the story from the non-Jews of Germany who remained in their country during the war. The novel is narrated by Death, who tells the story of a young girl, Liesel Meminger. Liesel and her brother must leave their mother to live with foster parents, Hans and Rosa Hubermann. What follows is a string of tragic events that causes Liesel to have nightmares.
All the Light We Cannot See, the second novel from Anthony Doerr, takes place during World War II. It tells the story of a young, blind girl living in Paris with her father. The pair must escape as the War nears Paris, but not without taking the precious, and highly sought after, Sea of Flames. Marie-Laure and her father travel to Saint-Malo to live with Uncle Etienne and Madame Manec.