´´Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.´´--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin Named A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle online, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles! One of Popsugar´s ´´10 Books Your Favorite Celebrities Are Reading This Spring´´ The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything. At any given moment in other people´s houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband... *record scratch* As the longtime local carpool mom, Frances Bloom is sometimes an unwilling witness to her neighbors´ private lives. She knows her cousin is hiding her desire for another baby from her spouse, Bill Horton´s wife is mysteriously missing, and now this... After the shock of seeing Anne Porter in all her extramarital glory, Frances vows to stay in her own lane. But that´s a notion easier said than done when Anne´s husband throws her out a couple of days later. The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families--and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage.
Alaska, 1970: growing up here is like nowhere else. Ruth wants to be remembered by her grieving mother. Dora wishes she was invisible to her abusive father. Alyce is staying at home to please her parents. Hank is running away for the sake of his brothers. Four very different lives are about to become entangled. Because if we don´t save each other, how can we begin to save ourselves? Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock´s extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic. These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America´s Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare and wonderful talent.
Other People´s Houses: Lore Segal
Other People´s Houses: Abbi Waxman
Other People´s Houses:A Novel Lore Segal
Can someone heist the majority of the House of Representatives with no one noticing? That´s the electoral coup that turns America upside down in The People´s House. Until one man notices. Political reporter Jack Sharpe is logging time at the tail end of a disappointing career - jaded about politics and stung by personal hard knocks. But after an odd election result in the Ohio Congressional district he covers, Sharpe stumbles across irregularities that spur him to dig deeper. The story takes him far beyond his corner of Ohio as he discovers an international plot one that strikes at the heart of American democracy by taking advantage of weaknesses in today´s political architecture. His reporting leads to a showdown with a philandering Congressman and Presidential contender, and an eccentric but deadly Russian energy baron. In order to save himself and the country, Sharpe must rekindle his old fire to navigate a treacherous journey through danger, betrayal, and atonement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Eric Preston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072937/bk_acx0_072937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a foreword by Cynthia Ozick, this semiautobiographical novel of a Jewish girl forced away from home in the face of Nazi persecution is an extraordinary tale of fortitude and survival. On a December night in 1938, a 10-year-old girl named Lore is put on the Kinder transport, a train carrying hundreds of Jewish children out of Austria to safety from Hitler´s increasingly alarming oppression. Temporarily housed at the Dover Court Camp on England´s east coast, Lore will find herself living in other people´s houses for the next seven years: the Orthodox Levines, the Hoopers, the working-class Grimsleys, and the wealthy Miss Douglas and Mrs. Dillon. Charged with the task of asking ´´the English people´´ to get her parents out of Austria, Lore discovers in herself an impassioned writer. In letters to potential sponsors, she details the horrors happening back at home; in those to her parents, she notes the mannerisms and reactions of the new families around her as she valiantly tries to master their language. And the closer the world comes to a new war, the more resolute Lore becomes to survive. As powerful now as when it was first released 50 years ago, Other People´s Houses is a poignant tale about the creation of a new life in the face of hopelessness and fear - a hallmark of the postwar immigration experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Willis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020417/bk_adbl_020417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.