But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go. At the turn of the last century, when Ciro catches the local priest in a scandal, he is banished from his village and sent to hide in America as an apprentice to a shoemaker in Little Italy. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.
He also finds a way out of the Coop that no one else inside it can perceive. Without explanation, he leaves a bereft Enza behind. As a group they discuss such issue
Balram learns how to siphon gas, deal with corrupt mechanics, and refill and resell Johnnie Walker Black Label bottles all but one. So she runs away into the nearby woods to convince her parents to stay. A deeply suspenseful story about one man's struggles against the forces of nature and the ruins of memory.
The secret of contentment, George felt, lay in ignoring many things completely. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sister, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. Balram Halwai is a complicated man.
As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations.
A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. This inventive, electrifying novel asks, What is Freedom? Here, these characters and others we come to love and root for become characters we hope and pray for when the shadow of the Great War looms ever closer to home.
A restaurant owner leads a double life.
Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover.
For 12 generations, when the fish were plentiful and when they all-but disappeared, the inhabitants of this remote island in Newfoundland have lived and died together. Ninni Holmqvist has created a debut novel of humor, sorrow, and rage about love, the close bonds of friendship, and about a cynical, utilitarian way of thinking disguised as care.
But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the town's enmity with Hed grows more and more acute. Lucy Gault is nine when her parents are faced with the agonizing decision to flee Ireland to be safe from the violence that privilege and Lucy's English mother have brought upon them — or to stay in their home and risk losing it to the threat of arson.