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The Body Where I Was Born

The first novel to appear in English by one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed writers of new Mexican fiction. From a psychoanalyst’s couch, the narrator looks back on her bizarre childhood–in which she was born with an abnormality in her eye into a family intent on fixing it. In a world without the time and space for innocence, the narrator intimately recalls her younge... »

I’d Like You More if You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close

I’d Like You More If You Were More like Me takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people? We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don’t have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overco... »

Mother, Can You Not?

Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom, Kate Siegel’s essay collection about life with the woman who redefined the term “helicopter mom” There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. Who else can proudly insist that you’re perfect while simultaneously making you question every career, fashion, and rel... »

Wartime Brides

The war is over… In Bristol, three very different women wait for their loved ones to return home. But Edna’s fiance returns badly crippled. And Charlotte’s husband comes back a very different creature to the kind, gentle man she remembers. And as for Polly, her GI boyfriend doesn’t come back at all, leaving her with a bun in the oven and a scandal in the making… About... »

The Soldier’s Valentine

When her true love is killed on the Western Front, Mary Anne Sweet finds herself alone, both pregnant and unwed. Her parents insist she give up the baby for adoption and find a good husband. With this in mind, they orchestrate a meeting between Mary Anne and Henry, a good looking young man who used to be a soldier. He never misses a Sunday sermon so Mary Anne knows her parents will approve. But He... »

Coronation Wives

It’s 1953. Coronation Year. While Bristol is still recovering from the aftermath of the war, three very different women are counting the cost. Polly longs for an easier, more glamorous life, but with her irrepressible young daughter and her charming – if scheming – husband, will things improve? Charlotte is trying to forget her illicit wartime romance and accept the shortcomings of her marri... »

A Wartime Wife

Trapped in a marriage to the wrong man… Struggling to make ends meet, Mary Anne Randall is offered no help by her drunk and abusive husband. A pawnbroking business run from the wash house at the back of her home is the only way she can hope to keep her three kids fed and clothed. But, as storm clouds gather over Europe, can Mary Anne break free from her loveless marriage for what might be a ... »

A Wartime Family

A scandalous woman? Having left her abusive husband for very good reasons, Mary Anne Randall finds herself judged harshly by her neighbours, especially after she has the courage to risk a second chance at happiness. But with the only man she has ever loved away fighting, Mary Anne is less concerned by her tarnished reputation than with keeping her children safe, as the bombs fall on Bristol – all ... »

The End of a Journey

Zena Martin and her brother, Greg, are content with their lives and plans for their future: Zena and Jake Williams are about to announce their engagement, and Greg hopes to persuade Rose Conelly to meet his family and begin the next stage of their relationship. Then their father dies suddenly and secrets come to light that change everything. Zena begins to doubt her happiness with the kind-hearted... »

Webster Family 3.A Time of Peace

The third and final part in the trilogy about the Webster family, which began with the bestselling THE OPEN DOOR and continued with WINGS OF THE MORNING. A TIME OF PEACE tells the story of Kate Freeman, daughter of the inimitable Rose Webster, as she goes to London in 1960 to follow her dream of becoming a photographer. But Kate has a long journey to take before she realises her dreams and a lot o... »

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