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16 Days in WA – Book #13

13. My Name Is Lucy Barton

by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy is recovering from an operation in a New York hospital when she wakes to find her estranged mother sitting by her bed.

They have not seen one another in years. As they talk Lucy finds herself recalling her troubled rural childhood and how she eventually moved to the big city, got married and had kids. But this unexpected visit leaves her doubting the life she’s made: wondering what is lost and what is yet to be found. From Lucy’s hospital bed, we are drawn ever more deeply into the emotional complexity of family life, the inescapable power of the past, and the memories – however painful – that bind a family together.

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16 Days in WA – Book #14

14. Anything is Possible

by Elizabeth Strout

An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in Anything is Possible.

The story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer. This short story collection explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

 

 

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16 Days in WA – Book #11

11. Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

For years, rumours of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She’s barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society.

So in late 1968, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world – until the unthinkable happens. Thought-provoking, wise, and deeply moving, Owens’s debut novel reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

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16 Days in WA – Book #10

10. This Charming Man

by Marian Keyes

‘Everybody remembers where they were the day they heard that Paddy de Courcy was getting married.’

But for four women in particular, the big news about the charismatic politician is especially momentous. Four very different women. One awfully charming man. And the dark secret that binds them all.

 

 

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16 Days in WA – Book #9

9. The Glass Castle

by Jeannette Walls

This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist’s journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue.

Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, ‘brilliant’ but alcoholic parents. A tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

 

 

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