The Husband's Secret
Author: Liane Moriarty
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband's death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women.
Le Secret du mari
Author: Liane Moriarty, Béatrice Taupeau
Publisher: Albin Michel
Jamais Cecilia n aurait dû lire cette lettre trouvée par hasard dans le grenier. Sur l enveloppe jaunie, quelques mots de la main de son mari : « À n ouvrir qu après ma mort ». La curiosité est trop forte, elle l ouvre et le temps s arrête John-Paul y confesse une faute terrible dont la révélation pourrait détruire non seulement leur famille mais la vie de quelques autres. À la fois folle de colère et dévastée par ce qu elle vient d apprendre, Cecilia ne sait que faire : si elle se tait, la vérité va la ronger, si elle parle, ceux qu elle aime souffriront. Liane Moriarty brosse un tableau nuancé et émouvant de l amour (marital et familial) et se révèle bien mieux qu un simple auteur de best-sellers : une romancière dont les personnages attachants pourraient être vos amis ou vos voisins, avec leurs qualités et leurs failles. Découvert par Amy Einhorn, l éditrice américaine de La Couleurs des sentiments, Le secret du mari est un immense succès aux U.S.A : No 1 sur la liste des best-sellers du New York Times, il figure toujours sur les listes des meilleures ventes deux ans après sa sortie. Le Secret tient en haleine deux millions de lecteurs dans le monde dont un million aux USA.
Truly Madly Guilty
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Nine Perfect Strangers coming 11/6/18 “Here’s the best news you’ve heard all year: Not a single page disappoints....The only difficulty withTruly Madly Guilty? Putting it down." —Miami Herald “Captivating, suspenseful...tantalizing.” —People Magazine The new novel from Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies, and What Alice Forgot, about how sometimes we don’t appreciate how extraordinary our ordinary lives are until it’s too late. Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families. Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question:What if we hadn’t gone? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm.
Jamais Cecilia n’aurait dû lire cette lettre trouvée par hasard dans le grenier. Sur l’enveloppe jaunie, quelques mots de la main de son mari : « À n’ouvrir qu’après ma mort ». La curiosité est trop forte, elle l’ouvre et le temps s’arrête... John-Paul y confesse une faute terrible dont la révélation pourrait détruire non seulement leur famille mais la vie de quelques autres. À la fois folle de colère et dévastée par ce qu’elle vient d’apprendre, Cecilia ne sait que faire : si elle se tait, la vérité va la ronger, si elle parle, ceux qu’elle aime souffriront. Liane Moriarty brosse un tableau nuancé et émouvant de l’amour (marital et familial) et se révèle bien mieux qu’un simple auteur de best-sellers : une romancière dont les personnages attachants pourraient être vos amis ou vos voisins, avec leurs qualités et leurs failles. Découvert par Amy Einhorn, l’éditrice américaine de La Couleurs des sentiments, Le secret du mari est un immense succès aux U.S.A : No 1 sur la liste des best-sellers du New York Times, il figure toujours sur les listes des meilleures ventes deux ans après sa sortie. Le Secret tient en haleine deux millions de lecteurs dans le monde – dont un million aux USA.
Touch & Go
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Dutton Adult
When Justin and Libby Denbe, along with their beautiful 15-year-old daughter, disappear, investigator Tessa Leone must race against time to expose the Denbes' darkest secrets to discover who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family and just how far they are willing to go. Reprint. One million first printing.
Author: Magda Szabó
Publisher: Hachette UK
WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE - BY THE AUTHOR OF THE DOOR, ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF 2015 In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events. As in The Door and Iza's Ballad, Magda Szabó conducts a clear-eyed investigation into the ways in which we inflict suffering on those we love. Katalin Street, which won the 2007 Prix Cévennes for Best European novel, is a poignant, somber, at times harrowing book, but beautifully conceived and truly unforgettable. Translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
Author: Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the bestselling author of The Wife—Meg Wolitzer’s “hilariously moving, sharply written novel” (USA TODAY), hailed by critics and loved by readers worldwide, with its “dead-on observations about sex, marriage, and the family ties that strangle and bind” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed. In 1975, Paul and Roz Mellow write a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortifies their four school-aged children and ultimately changes the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents. Insightful, panoramic, and compulsively readable, The Position is an American original.
Matilda's Last Waltz
Author: Tamara McKinley
When tragedy strikes, Jenny craves a fresh start away from the memories of her past. So when she unexpectedly inherits a sheep station in the Australian Outback called Churinga, she welcomes the escape. But Churinga turns out to be a lonely place, where the weather is extreme and the neighbors hostile. As Jenny fights to take control of her new life, she discovers some surprising secrets about the station itself and its enigmatic previous owner--the mysterious Matilda--leading Jenny to wonder if inheriting the station has been a blessing or a curse.
The Shadow Year
Author: Hannah Richell
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Still grieving the death of her prematurely delivered infant, Lila finds a welcome distraction in renovating a country house she's recently inherited. Surrounded by blueprints and plaster dust, though, she finds herself drawn into the story of a group of idealistic university grads from thirty years before, who'd thrown off the shackles of bourgeois city life to claim the cottage and rely only on each other on the land. But utopia-building can be fraught with unexpected peril, and when the fate of the group is left eerily unclear, Lila turns her attention to untangling a web of secrets to uncover the shocking truth of what happened that fateful year, in order to come to terms with her own loss and build a new future for herself. Suspenseful and moving, with a deep secret at its heart, THE SHADOW YEAR is Hannah Richell's breakout book.
Author: Bernhard Schlink
Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The House at Riverton
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Living out her final days in a nursing home, ninety-eight-year-old Grace remembers the secrets surrounding the 1924 suicide of a young poet during a glittering society party hosted by Grace's English aristocrat employers, a family that is shattered by war. Reprint.
Seven Types of Ambiguity is a psychological thriller and a literary adventure of breathtaking scope. Celebrated as a novelist in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth, Elliot Perlman writes of impulse and paralysis, empty marriages, lovers, gambling, and the stock market; of adult children and their parents; of poetry and prostitution, psychiatry and the law. Comic, poetic, and full of satiric insight, Seven Types of Ambiguity is, above all, a deeply romantic novel that speaks with unforgettable force about the redemptive power of love. The story is told in seven parts, by six different narrators, whose lives are entangled in unexpected ways. Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work schoolteacher decides to take matters into his own hands, triggering a chain of events that neither he nor his psychiatrist could have anticipated. Brimming with emotional, intellectual, and moral dilemmas, this novel-reminiscent of the richest fiction of the nineteenth century in its labyrinthine complexity-unfolds at a rapid-fire pace to reveal the full extent to which these people have been affected by one another and by the insecure and uncertain times in which they live. Our times, now.
A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.
The Distant Hours
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Edie Burchill visits Milderhurst Castle where her mother stayed during World War II, discovering the three elderly sisters of the castle still alive but haunted by the secrets of their past life with their father, a famous children's author.
Author: Tamara McKinley
Catriona was born into the world of show business, having made her first appearance on stage in her father's arms when she was only minutes old. And although life has never been easy for Catriona, it seems she's finally made her big break: her unique voice has captured the attention of a Sydney opera company, and the only place to go is up. But when scandalous secrets from her teenage years threaten to destroy everything she's worked so hard to achieve, she learns she will have to fight to keep her rightful place at the top.