Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down to its bare bones, it''s about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.

When God Was A Rabbit

New owners have taken over the Diamond, making cost-cutting changes that have transformed the happy home into a dull and dreary place. The residents wonder if they wouldn''t be better off in prison! Martha gets an idea: they shall commit a crime that will ensure conviction- some type of financial crime, a small coup of some sort.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules - Catharina Ingelman Sundberg. and other Book Club Books

Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. Convicted & sentenced to 15 months at the federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior & arbitrary rules. Heartbreaking, hilarious, & at times enraging, Kerman's story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison.

Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (Piper Kerman, 2010

Linda knows she''s lucky.  Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again.  Her friends recommend medication.  But Linda wants to feel more, not less.  And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared.  Even she can''t predict what will happen next...

Adultery: A Novel

Adultery - by Paulo Coelho - In the latest novel from best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man who had been a friend in her youth.

Gorgeous twins Noushcka & Nicolas Tremblay live with their grandfather Loulou in a tiny, sordid apartment on St. Laurent Boulevard. They are hopelessly promiscuous, wildly funny & infectiously charming. Though Noushcka tries to leave her family behind, for better or worse, Noushcka is a Tremblay, & when tragedy strikes, home is the only place she wants to be.

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, by Author Heather O'Neill, writer of "Lullabies for Little Criminals", one of my favourite novels.

America''s foremost expert on criminal profiling 25 year FBI veteran John Douglas, explores  the accepted facts, evidence & victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime.

The Cases That Haunt Us

America''s foremost expert on criminal profiling 25 year FBI veteran John Douglas, explores the accepted facts, evidence & victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime.

Bracing, sad and deeply illuminating, Benediction captures the fullness of life by representing every stage of it, including its extinction, as well as the hopes and dreams that sustain us along the way.

Benediction: A Novel

Revisit the High Plains of Colorado with Kent Haruf’s Benediction “ Your writing has been compared to Hemmingway’s early work in that there is, to quote the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a very.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It''s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky: A Novel

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow - Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

They were born on the same day, in the same small New Hampshire hospital-but Ruth Plank and Dana Dickerson are different in nearly every way. two virtual strangers will travel alternate paths winding through first love, first sex, marriage, parenthood, divorce, and tragic loss...until both are forced to reevaluate themselves and each other when past secrets and forgotten memories unexpectedly come to light.

The Good Daughters: A Novel

A scandalous crime, a sensational trial, a surprise verdict-the true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a Massey

The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master And The Trial That Shocked A Country

The Massey murder : a maid, her master and the trial that shocked a country, Charlotte Gray.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

Unbroken: A World War Ii Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption

Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.The staff member who submitted the recommendation says "You’ll find yourself wanting to read this enthralling true story of WWII POW Louis Zamperini in a day.

Through the prism of a single family, Perrotta illuminates a familiar America made strange by grief and apocalyptic anxiety. The Leftovers is a powerful and deeply moving book about people struggling to hold on to a belief in their own futures.

The Leftovers

The Leftovers (TV Series ): This HBO series is based on the Tom Perrotta novel by the same name. The story involves mysterious disappearances world-wide and how those remaining begin to rebuild after the losses.

General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident--and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton’s tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced

Killing Patton: The Strange Death Of World War Ii's Most Audacious General

Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

Nick & her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, & midnight gin parties on Martha''s Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of WW2, the world seems to offer itself up, & the two women are on the cusp of their ''real lives'':

Tigers In Red Weather

In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Momuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture.  Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world''s great art from the Nazis.

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves And The Greatest Treasure Hunt In History

Encore -- The monuments men : allied heroes, Nazi thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.