Books tagged: Family Life

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A Convergence of Solitudes

By Anita Anand

A story of identity, connection and forgiveness, A Convergence of Solitudes shares the lives of two families across Partition of India, Operation Babylift in Vietnam, and two referendums in Quebec. 


Sunil and Hima, teenage lovers, bravely defy taboos in pre-Partition India ... Read more

A Grandmother Named Love

By A. S. Compton

Lorato lives a comfortable but lonely life in her retirement years, alone in the home her husband had built in their rural village on the Kalahari in southern Africa. She becomes a grandmother when she adopts Lesedi after the death of a neighbour from HIV-related causes. Then ... Read more

A Handbook for Beautiful People

By Jennifer Spruit

Winner, 2017 IPPY Bronze Medal for Popular Fiction

When twenty-two-year-old Marla finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she wishes for a family, but faces precariousness: an uncertain future with her talented, exacting boyfriend, Liam; constant danger from her roommate, Dani, ... Read more

A Harsh and Private Beauty

By Kate Kelly

A Harsh and Private Beauty, is about the life and loves of Ruby Grace, now in her 89th year, on a train journey with her granddaughter back to Chicago, the city of her birth. When the book opens, Ruby is living in a retirement care home, but as a young woman, she was a jazz and ... Read more

A Season Among Psychics

By Elizabeth Greene

Judith, at fifty, feels that her life is irremediably stalled, and she is depressed. Although she has a secure job teaching English Literature at a university, she is the single mother of a son on the autistic spectrum who has been lurching through the school system, year by ... Read more

A Season Among Psychics

By Elizabeth Greene

Judith, at fifty, feels that her life is irremediably stalled, and she is depressed. Although she has a secure job teaching English at a university, she is the single mother of a son on the autistic spectrum who has been lurching through the school system, year by year. He is ... Read more

After Alice

By Karen Hofmann

Afterretiring from the heady world of academia, Sidonie von Täler has returned tothe small Okanagan Valley town she escaped in her youth for the lights of thebig city. The family orchard has since gone to seed, and ever decades laterSidonie still finds herself living in the ... Read more

After Light

By Catherine Hunter

After Light spans four generations of the Garrison family, over the course of the twentieth century. Irish Deirdre, forced into marriage at sixteen, never stops trying to regain her freedom, though her ruthless escape attempts threaten to destroy her family. Her son, Frank, raised ... Read more