Pandora has to choose between her big brother or her family in this trenchant novel about obesity and sibling duty. Pandora Halfdanarson is a successful small business owner. She makes a line of talking dolls that are programmed to say mean things for specified loved ones. As a result, she is independently wealthy. Pandora is also a wife and mother who has who has to adjust to the fact that her brother Edison has come to live with her, and he weighs 336 ... Post-Birthday World
The love triangle of Irina McGovern follows two parallel directions, one with a world-famous snooker player, and the other her longtime intellectual partner and mate. Irina McGovern writes and illustrates children's books. She is an ex-pat living in London with her thoughtful, smart husband Lawrence Trainer who works at a think tank. Irina's life seems happy enough with Lawrence, but the novel presents us with two alternating plot lines. In the first, sh... So Much For That
A study on the value of human life over human existence as a man's lifelong plans are dramatically affected when his wife is diagnosed with a terminal illness. 'So Much For That' follows the personal trials of Shep Knacker, a handyman and small business owner, and his struggle to cope as his lifelong dream to retire early and move with his family to Africa is dramatically compromised.
With over a million dollars in the bank, and the plane tickets in ... We Need to Talk About Kevin
A woman writes to her husband about their son's involvement in a school massacre Kevin is a disturbed teenager who plans to and kills several of his classmates.
The book is in the form of letters from Kevin's mother to her estranged husband, Franklin, Kevin's father. She describes coming back from visiting her son in prison, and from that point onward the story alternates between the past and the present.
We learn about Eva and her husband, Frank...