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The year we turned forty : a novel / by Fenton, Liz.; Steinke, Lisa,author.;
Three best friends get the chance to return to the year they turned forty, the year that altered all of their lives in ways big and small-and also get the opportunity to change their future.If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? Three friends get the chance to return to the year they turned forty-- the year that altered all of their lives. Jessie loves her son Lucas, but regrets that he was conceived in an affair to a married man-- whom she still loves. Gabriela wants a chance to rethink her choice to give up parenthood to further her career. Claire fantasizes about bonding with her mother-- and about the man who got away. Will reliving that year solve their problems-- or only lead to new ones?
Subjects: Humorous fiction.; Best friends; Female friendship; Life change events;
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The river swimmer : novellas / by Harrison, Jim,1937-; Harrison, Jim,1937-Land of unlikeness.;
Two novellas provide insight into the human condition as a sixty-year-old art history academic embarks on an unexpected journey of discovery and a young farm boy is drawn to the water of Lake Michigan as an escape.
Subjects: Short stories.; Psychological fiction.; Short stories.; Older men; Boys; Life change events;
© c2013., Grove Press ; Distributed by Publishers Group West,
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Clock dance / by Tyler, Anne.;
Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life. In 1967, she is a schoolgirl coping with her mother's sudden disappearance. In 1977, she is a college coed considering a marriage proposal. In 1997, she is a young widow trying to piece her life back together. And in 2017, she yearns to be a grandmother, yet the prospect is dimming. So when Willa receives a phone call from a stranger, telling her that her son's ex-girlfriend has been shot. Without fully understanding why, she flies across the country to Baltimore to look after a young woman she's never met, her nine-year-old daughter, and their dog, Airplane. The impulsive decision will lead Willa into uncharted territory -- surrounded by eccentric neighbors, plunged into the rituals that make a community a family, and forced to find solace in unexpected places.
Subjects: Families; Widows; Life change events;
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The life list : a novel / by Spielman, Lori Nelson.;
Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she'd written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen. Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother's decision--her childhood dreams don't resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life's sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places.--
Subjects: Fiction.; Life change events; Self-realization in women;
© [2013], Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks,
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Calico Joe / by Grisham, John.;
This story, based on the Cubs and Mets 1973 season follows the divergent paths of Joe Castle, a rookie hitter for the Chicago Cubs and Warren Tracey, a hard-throwing Mets pitcher.
Subjects: Baseball stories.; Sports stories.; Baseball players; Fathers and sons; Life change events;
© c2012., Doubleday,
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The girl from Widow Hills : a novel / by Miranda, Megan,author.;
As a child, Arden Maynor was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm. Found alive days later clinging to a storm drain, the girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden's mother wrote a book. Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. With the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in Arden. Then Olivia begins sleepwalking again. One night she jolts awake in her yard-- and at her feet is the corpse of a man she knows from her previous life.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Psychological fiction.; Horror fiction.; Life change events; Storms; Fame; Sleepwalking; Psychic trauma;
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The choice / by Sparks, Nicholas.;
#1 New York Times bestseller Nicholas Sparks turns his unrivaled talents to a new tale about love found and lost, and the choices we hope we'll never have to make.
Subjects: Love stories.; Married people; Living wills; Promises; Life change events;
© 2007., Grand Central Pub.,
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Vintage / by Gloss, Susan.;
Set in a Madison, WI vintage clothing shop, where every garment has a story, just like the women who meet there--a pregnant teenager, an Indian housewife, and a divorcee looking for love--who over the course of a few months come to transform the store and each other.
Subjects: Vintage clothing; Female friendship; Life change events;
© c2014., William Morrow,
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Cottage by the sea : a novel / by Macomber, Debbie.;
Annie Marlow has been through the worst. Rocked by tragedy, she heads to the one place that makes her happy: Oceanside in the Pacific Northwest, the destination of many family vacations when Annie was a teenager. Once there, Annie begins to restore her broken spirit, thanks in part to the folks she meets: a local painter, Keaton, whose large frame is equal to his big heart, and who helps Annie fix up her rental cottage by the sea; Mellie, the reclusive, prickly landlord Annie is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. But it is Keaton to whom Annie feels most drawn. His quiet, peaceful nature offers her both comfort and reprieve from her grief, and the two begin to grow closer. Then events threaten to undo the idyll Annie has come to enjoy. And when the opportunity of a lifetime lands in her lap, she is torn between the excitement of a new journey toward success and the safe and secure arms of the haven -- and the man -- she's come to call home.18-2936.
Subjects: Love stories.; Romance fiction.; Man-woman relationships; Life change events; Painters;
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Lockdown : a novel of suspense / by King, Laurie R.;
A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe Middle School determined to overturn the school's reputation for truancy, gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career Day: bringing together children, teachers, and community presenters in a celebration of the future. But some in attendance reject McDonald's bright vision. When a shocking turn of events transforms a day of possibilities into an explosive confrontation, the chain of interactions locks together hidden lives, troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Thrillers (Fiction); Psychological fiction.; Middle schools; Secrecy; School principals; Life change events; Middle school principals;
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