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By Jonathan Evison
Recently widowed Harriet takes a life-altering cruise (no, it's not a romance). Full of humor that belies its themes of disappointment and self-deception, it's a story that truly is both bitter and sweet.
By Bill Clegg
A family tragedy happens early in the book; the rest is a meditation on loss, regret, and how we somehow find ways to bear the unbearable. Beautiful, elegant writing about sorrow and forgiveness.
By John Boyne
Irish priest Odran Yates leads a peaceful life, until he is pulled from his teaching position and sent to a parish to fill in for an old friend who is being relocated once again. Odran does not want to confront the scandal rocking the church, but eventually he is forced to consider whether he himself shares some guilt. Powerful and moving fiction from a terrific writer.
by David Payne
Payne had a complicated but loving relationship with his late brother, who suffered from bipolar disorder. In fact, the whole family was complicated, as this heartfelt memoir shows. (Payne's fine novel, RUIN CREEK, is a fictionalized account and would be an interesting companion read.)
by Annie Weatherwax
A mother and daughter living on the edge find temporary respite in a small Pennsylvania town. A stark reminder that desperate poverty exists everywhere in America. Powerful.