Twenty years ago, six Penn students shared a house, naively certain that their friendships would endure - until the death of their ringleader and dear friend Bea splintered the group for good. Now, mostly estranged from one another, the remaining five reluctantly gather at that same house on the eve of what would have been Bea's fortieth birthday.
"Saint Elmo's fire meets the Penn Quakers"
What happens when you think you have it all, and then, suddenly it’s taken away? Willa Chandler-Golden’s father changed the world: with his self-help best seller Is It Really Your Choice? Why Your Entire Life May Be Out of Your Control, millions of devoted fans found solace in the notion that everything happens for a reason. Though Willa isn’t entirely convinced of his prophesies, she readily admits that the universe has delivered her a solid life: a reliable husband, a fast-paced career.
"The Publisher's Preview sounded good..."
Jillian Westfield has the perfect suburban life straight out of the upscale women's magazines that she obsessively reads. With her successful investment banker husband behind the wheel and her cherubic 18-month-old in the backseat, hers could be the family in the magazines' glossy Range Rover ads. Yet somehow all of the how-to magazine stories in the world can't seem to fix her problems. hen, one morning, Jillian wakes up seven years in the past....
"Time Travel for Beginners"
Best-selling author Allison Winn Scotch showcases heroines who face monumental life changes with unmatched fervor and grace. When Nell Slattery awakens in a hospital bed, she cannot remember who she is, much less the horrific plane crash that put her there. Now, with the help of her friends and family, she’s beginning to piece her memory back together. But she cannot shake the suspicion that her loved ones are hiding secrets from her.
In this hopeful, humorous, and astonishingly deft debut, Allison Winn Scotch explores what happens when a young woman thinks she's lost everything that matters' and ends up discovering what's truly important. This is a novel that will leave you taking stock of what's important in your own life . . . and never letting it go.
"specific in your descriptions of books"
Tilly Farmer is 32 and has the perfect life she always dreamed of: married to her high-school sweetheart, working as a guidance counselor in her hometown, trying for a baby. Perfect.... Then, one sweltering afternoon at the local fair, everything changes. Tilly wanders into the fortune tellers tent and is greeted by an old childhood friend, now a psychic, who offers her more than just a reading. "I'm giving you the gift of clarity," her friend says. "It's what I always thought you needed."