Margaret jacobsen is just about to step into the bright future she’s worked for so hard and so long: a new dream job, a fiancé she adores, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable.
First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Finally, her physical therapist, there's Ian, the one the nurses said was too tough for her. How to walk away is katherine center at her very best—a masterpiece of a novel that is both hopeful and hilarious; truthful and wise; tender and brave.
How to Walk Away: A Novel #ad - Praise for how to walk Away:"A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength. Jill santopolo, bestselling author of The Light We Lost"If you just read one book this year, read How to Walk Away. Nina george, new york times bestselling author of The Little Paris Bookshop"Warm, witty, and wonderfully observed.
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Things You Save in a Fire: A Novel #ad - Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping. And it means risking it all—the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become. Katherine center's things you save in a fire is a heartfelt and healing tour-de-force about the strength of vulnerability, at last, the nourishing magic of forgiveness, and the life-changing power of defining courage, for yourself.
But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own. The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Because love is girly, and it’s not her thing.
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Dear libby, it occurs to me that you and your two children have been living with your mother for—Dear Lord!—two whole years, and I’m writing to see if you'd like to be rescued. But there is also a shaggy, gruff though purportedly handsome, under all that hair farm manager with a tragic home life, a formerly famous feed-store clerk who claims she can contact Danny “on the other side, ” and the eccentric aunt Libby never really knew but who turns out to be exactly what she’s been looking for.
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And how being scared can make you brave. Yet, despite everything, the vast wilderness has a way of making Helen's own little life seem bigger, too. Like how to stand up for herself. It's supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother's even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can't imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster.
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But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. How do you change your luck? katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness—and maybe getting lucky enough to find it. Sarah harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid.
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After a decade away, the memories of her mother, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school.
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Anna maxted, author of a tale of Two Sisters "A funny and poignant novel about love, motherhood and men. But dean is never far from jenny's thoughts or, her doorstep, it turns out, and in the end she must choose between the old life she thought she wanted and the new life she's been lucky to find. The bright side of Disaster is a treat of a book.
The Bright Side of Disaster: A Novel #ad - And the very next day, Jenny goes into labor. In the months that follow, Jenny plunges into a life she never anticipated: single motherhood. A charming debut. Cleverly told and uncommonly appealing. People sometimes the worst thing that can happen is exactly what you've been waiting for. Very pregnant and not quite married, Jenny Harris doesn't mind that she and her live-in fiancé, Dean, accidentally started their family a little earlier than planned.
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From the Hardcover edition. But somewhere in the eye of her personal hurricane, it hits Lanie that she once had dreams too. But she also creates waves that come to threaten her whole life. She’s left behind family, friends, and a comfortable life–all so her husband can realize his dream of becoming a professional musician.
Everyone Is Beautiful: A Novel #ad - If only she could remember what they were. These days, lanie always seems to rank herself dead last–and when another mom accidentally criticizes her appearance, it’s the final straw. It’s time to rise up, fish her moxie out of the diaper pail, and find the woman she was before motherhood capsized her entire existence.
Lanie sets change in motion–joining a gym, signing up for photography classes, and finding a new best friend. She’s piled everything she owns into a u-Haul and driven with her husband, Peter, and their three little boys from their cozy Texas home to a multiflight walkup in the Northeast. Lanie coates’s life is spinning out of control.
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Other People's Houses #ad - The repercussions of the affair reverberate through the four carpool families--and Frances finds herself navigating a moral minefield that could make or break a marriage. Abbi waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful. 1 new york times bestselling author emily giffinThe author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.
At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find. Repressed hopes and dreams. Moments of unexpected joy.
The Friend ZoneForever #ad - The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. He's funny, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, sexy, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length.
The friend zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass. Your next favorite romantic comedy. The friend zone is that rare beach read with tons of heart that will make you laugh and cry in equal parts.
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The Friend Zone #ad - She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen -- especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming USA Today bestselling romantic comedy that LJ Shen calls "an absolute treat.
Kristen peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her.
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. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together. Reese witherspoonfrom the author of me before you, set in Depression-era America, the perfect holiday gift for booklovers, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.
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So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically. The leader, is margery, a smart-talking, and soon Alice's greatest ally, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything.