Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. But what is really going on once the dinner party is over, and the front door has closed?
A horrible act of violence occurs at the Pirriwee Public School’s trivia night fundraiser for parents, but what happened and who was involved? The novel begins six months before that fateful evening and lets us in on the lives of single mother Jane, twice-married Madeline, and Celeste, who secretly suffers from domestic abuse.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl who’s book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and her neighbours, as well as the Jewish man they are hiding downstairs.
Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming Italian man, before devastating news threatens her happiness.
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a ship bound for England. Mealtimes are shared with two other boys and an eccentric group of grown-ups, but at night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner--his crime and fate a mystery that will haunt them forever.
One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.
The Couple Next Door
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all--a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and a beautiful baby. But one night when they attend a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed and suspicion immediately focuses on them. But the truth is a much more complicated story.
A darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives--all over the course of one meal.
Maud sinks into a confusing world in this gripping psychological mystery written in the voice of an aging woman with Alzheimer’s. She can’t remember what she’s doing or where she is, but she is obsessed with one thought–her good friend Elizabeth is missing and needs her help.
Everything I Never Told You
Lydia is the favourite daughter of a Chinese-American family in 1970s Ohio. When her body is found in a local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the family together tumbles into chaos, exposing the secrets that have been pulling them apart.
Hattie hears that her sister Min has been checked into a psychiatric hospital, so she flies back to Winnipeg to take care of her niece and nephew. Not knowing what else to do, she loads them into a van and they set out on a road trip in search of their long-lost father.
Anil Patel, the golden son, leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in America, but when his father dies, Anil inherits the mantle of arbiter for all the village’s disputes and is not certain that he has the wisdom and courage required to take on the role.
Mary Ann Shaffer
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.