November Library Reads

October 13, 2014

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The Favorite

David NicUs : a novelholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together–and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart. Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date. and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce. The timing couldn’t be worse. Hoping to encourage her son’s artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is forthe best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie. Narrated from Douglas’s endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic pointof view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls‘s gifted hands, Douglas’s odyssey brings Europe–from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the cafe’s of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona–to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around? —
Provided by publisher.
Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover : The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels  Lives in Ruins : Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble  Mortal heart  The ship of brides : a novel  The Forgers  In the Company of Sherlock Holmes : Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon  Jane and the twelve days of Christmas : being a Jane Austen mystery  Mermaids in Paradise

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2 Responses to “November Library Reads”

  1. emma kridler Says:

    Hi Darren! I’m interested in the Sherlock Holmes and/or Jane and the 12 Days of Christmas, if no one has requested those yet.
    Thanks! -emma CAM

  2. Darren Says:

    Oh I’m so sorry I don’t have ARCs for those right now. I announce Library Reads selections for general information separate from ARC giveaways but I will try to specify when I also have ARC’s in the future. Thanks!


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