David Pepin has been in love with his wife, Alice, since the moment they met in a university seminar on Alfred Hitchcock. After 13 years of marriage, he still can’t imagine a remotely happy life without her—yet he obsessively contemplates her demise. Soon she is dead, and David is both deeply distraught and the prime suspect.
"This is not Jane Erye"
Joey has always been smaller than other boys his age. He can't jump as high or run as fast. But Joey knows that it's not how big he is on the outside that matters. And every time someone calls him runt, he grows a little bit bigger where it counts, on the inside. Nicholas Brandon is a misunderstood old man. He spends his days alone in his big house with no family, except for a large white Belgian wolfhound named Caesar, who scares the neighborhood kids almost as much as Old Man Brandon himself. In the five days leading up to Christmas, Joey and Mr. Brandon become unlikely friends.