Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fiction About Family

The Adult Services department is featuring books about Fiction about Family this month. Here's some of the suggested titles that are available.

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt - A memoir about the author's childhood in New York and Limerick, Ireland. Living in a poor family, McCourt shares tales of humor and tragedy in a poignant, yet refreshing novel. This book won a Pulitzer Prize for autobiography and is often listed as a "Must Read Book" for teens and adults.

Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray - Ruth, a Minneapolis housewife, has the ultimate solution to de-stress - simply bake a cake! When her husband loses his job and her estranged father announces he must move in due to injury (much to the horror of her divorced live-in mother), Ruth's family must readjust to their new life, eating cake along the way. Recipes are included in this light and tasty read.

How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper - Doug Parker is still mourning his wife a year after her tragic plane crash, but at least his writing career gets a boost when he writes about his grief. Unfortunately, this brings many women to door hoping to comfort his sad soul. His twin sister Claire is determined to set him up on blind dates, and stepson Russ only wants to be adopted. Tropper combines comedy with sadness in this story about moving on.

No Place Like Home by Barbara Samuels - Jewel Sabatino left her home in Colorado at 17 and never looked back. But 21 years later when her best friend Michael becomes terminally ill, she brings him home to her parents with her 17-year-old son in tow, with the plan being to return to New York soon after. But as she becomes more involved with her family (and Michael's brother Malachi), she discovers there really is no place like home.

For more reading suggestions, visit our Author of the Month page.

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