• Afterlife


    Alvarez, Julia

    In this bighearted novel, family bonds heal a woman's grief.

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  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

    My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

    Backman, Fredrik

    A touching, sometimes-funny, often wise portrait of grief.

    Format: Book

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  • The Sea

    The Sea

    Banville, John

    Following the death of his wife, Max Morden retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers, where his own life becomes inextricably entwined with the members of the vacationing Grace family. (NoveList)

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  • The Story of Arthur Truluv

    The Story of Arthur Truluv

    Berg, Elizabeth

    Making daily visits to the grave of his beloved late wife, Arthur forges unexpected relationships with a nosy neighbor and a troubled teen who dubs him "Truluv" before the trio discovers healing and family together. (NoveList)

    Format: Book

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  • Tell the Wolves I'm Home

    Tell the Wolves I'm Home

    Brunt, Carol Rifka

    There is much to admire in this novel. The subtle insight on sibling rivalry and the examination of love make for a poignant debut.

    Format: eBook

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  • Whiskey & Ribbons

    Whiskey & Ribbons

    Cross-Smith, Leesa

    Leesa Cross-Smith's anticipated novel following a contemporary African American family caught in the wake of a tragic police shooting. Set in contemporary Louisville, the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family. (NoveList)

    Format: Book

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  • LaRose


    Erdrich, Louise

    Electric, nimble, and perceptive, this novel is about “the phosphorous of grief” but also, more essentially, about the emotions men need, but rarely get, from one another.

    Format: Book

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  • Difficult Light

    Difficult Light

    González, Tomás

    Give the author his own ill-fated summation: “It’s a cruel cliché: the last thing you lose is hope.”

    Format: eBook

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  • Transcendent Kingdom

    Transcendent Kingdom

    Gyasi, Yaa

    In a quietly poignant story, a lonely woman finds a way to be less alone.

    Format: Book

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  • Benediction


    Haruf, Kent

    A terminally ill cancer patient is attended throughout his final days by his wife and daughter while the trio contemplates their relationships with an estranged son, a situation that stirs up painful memories for a new next-door neighbor who has recently lost her mother. (NoveList)

    Format: eBook

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