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A tale from the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility, follows Count Alexander Rostov's house arrest in a luxury hotel in 1922. Though confined, his wits and erudition allow him entry into a much larger world of emotional and intellectual discovery. Brimming with humor, historical depth, and a cast of engaging characters, the novel invites readers to join Rostov's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to have a purpose in life.
This emotionally powerful novel explores the lives of three individuals who have lost the people they love the most, and how they find second chances in the most unexpected places. Arthur Truluv, a man who spends his days tending to his garden and visiting his late wife's grave, forms an unlikely friendship with introspective teenager Maddy Harris. As they are joined by their neighbor Lucille, the trio helps each other rediscover their potential to start anew. The Story of Arthur Truluv is a beautifully written, moving novel about compassion in the face of loss and the small acts that turn friends into family.
Retired man, Harold Fry, embarks on an unlikely, six-hundred-mile pilgrimage from Kingsbridge to a hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed to see an old friend one last time. Memories and characters along the way unlock his dormant spirit and allow him to reconcile past losses and regrets. Meanwhile, his wife Maureen finds herself missing him for the first time in years.
This charming debut novel revolves around Major Pettigrew, a retired Englishman who values honor, duty and a good cup of tea. After his brother's death, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, a Pakistani shopkeeper in his village whom he discovers he has a shared love of literature with. As their relationship blossoms into something more, they are met with disproval from their traditional village. Will their chance at happiness survive in the face of societal pressures?
A heartwarming novel about love, life, and the bittersweet beauty of memories. Henry, Himself follows Henry's journey as he reminisces on his past, questions his purpose, and treasures the present. A story about an average man, his family, and the struggles of growing old in a changing world. This poignant tale is a reminder to cherish life's little moments and the people we hold dear.
An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer delves into the unpredictable aftermath of becoming single later in life and experiencing the joys and chaos of falling in love once again. This poignant and humorous novel follows the story of Edward Schuyler, a bookish science teacher who, after the death of his beloved wife, finds himself bombarded with female attention. Though he prefers his routine and solitude, his stepchildren place a personal ad on his behalf, leading to unexpected encounters and realizations. An Available Man celebrates the endurance of love and explores universal truths about loneliness and togetherness.
Explore the unexpected journey of retirees who leave England for a retirement home in Bangalore, India. Though their new life lacks luxury, they discover adventure, beauty, and love. This heartwarming story is a must-read for anyone seeking a poignant tale of reinvention and rediscovery.