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deborah-henry's picture
Dec.18.2011
Deb Henry’s The Whipping Club, a classic book club title, is set in 1960s Dublin and follows the travails of Marian McKeever, a feisty, young Catholic school teacher, and Ben Ellis, the Jewish journalist with whom she falls in love. Against all odds they plan to marry--until a stunned Marian...
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Aug.16.2011
The sexually violent murder of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, on the night of November 1, 2007, became an international sensation when one of Kercher’s housemates, twenty-year-old Seattle native Amanda Knox, as well as her Italian boyfriend and a...
carrie-kabak's picture
Apr.27.2011
HE SAID WHAT? Women Write About Moments When Everything Changed I love you. The meeting ran late. I want a divorce. One little word, one casual lie, one devastating announcement—and our lives are turned upside down forever. In He Said What?, twenty-six gifted women writers share profoundly...
carrie-kabak's picture
Apr.27.2011
Nearly every aging woman has a complicated relationship with her body. For Keeps, an inspirational collection of personal essays from writers on their ever-changing bodies, will resonate with every maturing woman. Editor Victoria Zackheim brings together women with unique voices who have all...
maggie-kast's picture
Dec.04.2009
A car crashes, and Maggie Kast, at the peak of a modern dance career, loses a three-year-old daughter. Raised without religion and now mired in grief, she senses a persistent connection to the little girl, a love somehow more powerful than the brute fact of death. This awareness leads her, over...
ned-balbo's picture
Sep.28.2009
Ned Balbo's Sandeen Prize-winning collection of poetry seeks a voice for contemporary and historical figures as they face the ecstasy and grief of love. In these assured and powerful poems, Balbo's confidence in lyric, narrative, and dramatic forms is always evident: lovers whirl in Dante's circle...
harrison-solow's picture
May.23.2009
 From the Director of the Abroad Writing Competition:  "What a magnificent short story... It was so moving and beautiful! For days afterwards, I found myself thinking about your story..." Mater Amabilis is about belief, grief, inner reality and illusion. A mother has lost her sons. Or has...
wendy-coakley-thompson's picture
May.06.2009
Ally and Jonathan have been married for ten years. They share a close relationship with Jonathan’s cousin Tim, whom Ally dated when they were both teenagers. Tim, now a grieving widower, is present when they receive the news that Jonathan has a highly malignant inoperable brain tumor. While they...
liam-callanan's picture
Jan.06.2009
Set in past and present Alaska, The Cloud Atlas is narrated by a missionary who spent World War II chasing down one of Japan’s strangest weapons – firebombs that silently crossed the Pacific, tethered to balloons. But it’s the people he found who haunt him longer: a Yup’...
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Jul.09.2008
Growing up Catholic, in a family where the reforms of Vatican II are seen as the work of Satan. It is 1972, and Veronica’s parents believe that Vatican II’s liberalization has corrupted the Catholic Church, inviting the Holy Chastisement—an apocalypse prophesied by three shepherds in Fatima,...