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Commonwealth : a novel / by Patchett, Ann.;
"The acclaimed, bestselling author--winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize--tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together"--"Commonwealth is the story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all"--
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Family secrets;
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Perfect little children / by Hannah, Sophie,1971-author.;
All Beth has to do is drive her son to his soccer game, watch him play, and then return home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the field, that doesn't mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her. Why would Beth do that and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn't seen Flora for twelve years. She doesn't want to see her today -- or ever again. But she can't resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora arrives and calls to her children, Thomas and Emily, to get out of the car. Except... There's something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. How is it possible that they are still the same two perfect little children Beth knew more than a decade ago?
Subjects: Mothers; Children; Family secrets;
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The widow / by Barton, Fiona.;
"Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife. When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on when more bad things began to happen. . . But that woman's husband died last week. And Jean doesn't have to be her anymore. There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now there's no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truth--that's all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything. . . "--
Subjects: Family secrets; Marriage; Widows;
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The rest of the story / by Dessen, Sarah.;
"Emma Saylor doesn't remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it's just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable ... until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother's family that she hasn't seen since she was a little girl. When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is also divided into two people. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her. Then there's Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family's history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It's hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake--and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo's spell as well. For Saylor, it's like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it's time to go back home, which side of her--Emma or Saylor--will win out?"--Jacket flap.
Subjects: Love stories.; Romance fiction.; Family secrets; Young adult fiction.;
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The couple next door / by Lapena, Shari,1960-; Potter, Kirsten,narrator.;
Read by Kirsten Potter.A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors, a twisty rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives.
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction); Audiobooks.; Domestic fiction.; Detective and mystery fiction.; Fiction.; Suspense fiction.; Mystery fiction.; Married people; Family secrets; Neighbors; Married people.; Neighbors.; Family secrets.;
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Beware the woman : a novel / by Abbott, Megan,1971-author.;
"Newly married and with a baby on the way, Jacy and her new husband, Jed, embark on their first road trip together to visit his father, Dr. Ash, in Michigan's far-flung Upper Peninsula. The moment they arrive at the cottage snug within the lush woods, Jacy feels bathed in love by the warm and hospitable Dr. Ash, if less so by his house manager, the enigmatic Mrs. Brandt. But their Edenic first days take a turn when Jacy has a health scare. Swiftly, vacation activities are scrapped, and all eyes are on Jacy's condition. Suddenly, whispers about Jed's long-dead mother and complicated family history seem to eerily impinge upon the present, and Jacy begins to feel trapped in the cottage, her every move surveilled, her body under the looking glass. But are her fears founded or is it paranoia, or cabin fever, or--as is suggested to her--a stubborn refusal to take necessary precautions?"--
Subjects: Thrillers (Fiction); Pregnant women; Families; Family secrets; Spouses; Family secrets;
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The Paris agent : [electronic resource] : A gripping tale of family secrets. by Rimmer, Kelly.;
Twenty-five years after the end of the war, Noah Ainsworth is still preoccupied with those perilous, exhilarating years as a British SOE operative in France. A head injury sustained on his final operation has caused frustrating gaps in his memory—in particular about the agent who saved his life during that mission gone wrong, whose real name he never knew, nor whether she even survived the war. Moved by her father's frustration, Noah's daughter Charlotte begins a search for answers that resurrects the stories of Chloe and Fleur, the code names for two otherwise ordinary women whose lives intersect in 1943 when they're called up by the SOE for deployment in France. Taking enormous risks to support the allied troops with very little information or resources, the women have no idea they're at the mercy of a double agent among them who's causing chaos within the French circuits, whose efforts will affect the outcome of their lives...and the war. But as Charlotte's search for answers bears fruit, overlooked clues come to light about the identity of the double agent -- with unsettling hints pointing close to home -- and more shocking events are unearthed from the dangerous, dramatic last days of the war that lead to Chloe and Fleur's eventual fates.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.; Thriller.;
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On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=9211925 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The forgotten room / by White, Karen,(Karen S.).; Williams, Beatriz,author.; Willig, Lauren,author.;
Dr. Kate Schuyler finds herself drawn into a mystery involving three generations of her family when Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought into the private Manhattan hospital where she works.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Women physicians; Mothers and daughters; Family secrets;
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The nix / by Hill, Nathan,1975-;
"An epic novel about a son, the mother who left him as a child, and how his search to uncover the secrets of her life leads him to reclaim his own"--The packer attacker -- Ghosts of the old country -- Enemy, obstacle, puzzle, trap -- The house spirit -- A body for each of us -- Invasive species -- Circle -- Search and seizure -- Revolution -- Deleveraging.
Subjects: Domestic fiction.; Fiction.; Family secrets; Mothers and sons; Self-realization;
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The Roanoke girls : a novel / by Engel, Amy.; Pressley, Brittany,narrator.;
Read by Brittany Pressley.After her mother's suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother's mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran ... fast and far away. Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Suspense fiction.; Family secrets; Cousins; Missing persons;
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