Friday, September 4, 2015

What's in the mail...plus a giveaway

Melissa A:

The Things We Keep by
Sally Hepworth from St. Martin's Press

After You by Jojo Moyes from Viking

The Edge of Lost by/from Kristina McMorris

Night Blindness by Susan Strecker from
St. Martin's Press

Amy:

Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagán from Lake Union

What the Waves Know by Tamara Valentine from William Morrow

The Art of Crash Landing by Melissa DeCarlo from HarperCollins

Denise:

The Only Woman in the Room by Rita Lakin from Over the River Public Relations








What could be in YOUR mail:

The Invisibles 
by Cecilia Galante

William Morrow has one copy for a lucky US reader!

In the vein of Meg Donohue and Jennifer Close, comes Cecilia Galante’s adult debut about the complicated and powerful bonds of female friendship—a compelling, moving novel that is told in both the present and the past.

Thrown together by chance as teenagers at Turning Winds Home for Girls, Nora, Ozzie, Monica, and Grace quickly bond over their troubled pasts and form their own family which they dub The Invisibles. But when tragedy strikes after graduation, Nora is left to deal with the horrifying aftermath alone as the other three girls leave home and don’t look back.

Fourteen years later, Nora is living a quiet, single life working in the local library. She is content to focus on her collection of “first lines” (her favorite opening lines from novels) and her dog, Alice Walker, when out-of-the-blue Ozzie calls her on her thirty-second birthday. But after all these years, Ozzie hasn’t called her to wish a happy birthday. Instead, she tells Nora that Grace attempted suicide and is pleading for The Invisibles to convene again. Nora is torn: she is thrilled at the thought of being in touch with her friends, and yet she is hesitant at seeing these women after such a long and silent period of time. Bolstered by her friends at the library, Nora joins The Invisibles in Chicago for a reunion that sets off an extraordinary chain of events that will change each of their lives forever.

The Invisibles is an unforgettable novel that asks the questions: How much of our pasts define our present selves? And what does it take to let go of some of our most painful wounds and move on? (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

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15 comments:

Bonnie K. said...

Someone I knew from the time I was in middle school had found me on facebook. Now, we keep in touch and send Christmas cards to each other.

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susieqlaw said...

I happily recently with a childhood friend. The foundation of our friendship and shared experiences allowed us to take up where we left off. There is something special about talking to childhood friends.

Jennifer said...

I moved frequently as a child and lost touch with friends along the way. Thanks to Facebook I have found many of those sweet friends again, and it's really nice to keep in tough. :)

Janine said...

It wasn't all I thought it would be

Vicki said...

When I moved from Ohio to Florida I left behind my BFF Donna. As it sometimes goes, after a few years with more moves from both of us, we lost touch. Then about 4 years ago we found each other on Facebook. After talking for 2 years on FB and on phone, she decided that her and her new husband would spend their vacation with me and my husband who she'd never met. It had been 28 years since we had seen each other but it was like we had never been apart. We just looked a little older :)

Her and her husband came back the next year. We had planned to go visit them this year but my husband passed away in January and her mother has been in and out of the hospital, so the trip was put on hold. Hopefully I can go visit them next year.

Carol Doscher said...

When we graduated high school I lost contact with my friend Marge.
She moved away with her family and returned and got married. I
got married and had children and moved 1/2 hour from my hometown.
Through the wonders of facebook we got back in touch after 25 years.
It has been like we never lost touch.

bn100 said...

hasn't happened

Margie said...

I got back in touch with a couple of friends from high school after a reunion.

traveler said...

By a reunion we reconnected and now e-mail weekly.

cpr040304 said...

Just with one college friend. We keep in contact through email.

rubynreba said...

I connected with a friend I hadn't seen since high school. We don't communicate very often since she lives in Hawaii but it is always great to hear her voice when she calls!!

Kimberly V said...

I prefer to let the past stay in the past.

TinaB said...

I've reconnected with lots of friends from the past through social media.

Bonnie Franks said...

Just recently....a friend I made on a job I had 40 some years ago. We are still trying to catch up via email after 2 months! It's a long and eventful time!

Grandma Cootie said...

A cousin that I hadn't really been in touch with for a while. Didn't realize how much I missed her!