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Ann Patchett is having a tough 2014 so far, but she believes sad books get you through sad times. Here are some of her favorite sad and not-so-sad books.

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In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure & discovery.

Carol Shields (Alpha Delta Pi) won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "The Stone Diaries. I Love Books, Great Books, My Books, Books To Read Before You Die, Diary Book, Award Winning Books, Penguin Classics, What Book, Book Club Books

The Stone Diaries

The Stone Diaries book. Read 1,849 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Stone Diaries is one ordinary woman's story of her journey...

Read "When Things Fall Apart Heart Advice for Difficult Times" by Pema Chodron available from Rakuten Kobo. The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chödrön one of the most beloved of contemporary American spirit. Pema Chodron, Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, This Is A Book, The Book, When Things Fall Apart, Books Everyone Should Read, Life Changing Books

When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart book. Read 2,236 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema ...

Read "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves A Novel" by Karen Joy Fowler available from Rakuten Kobo. The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family that is ord. Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Room, Reading 2014, Jane Austen Book Club, Books To Read, My Books, Thing 1, Karen

'Beside Ourselves' Explores Human-Animal Connections

Karen Joy Fowler's haunting novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, draws on arguments she used to have with her father, a psychology professor, over how closely connected humans and animals really are. Fowler is also the author of the 2004 best-seller The Jane Austen Book Club.

Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton These gorgeous fragments illustrate the weird world of competitive swimming in a way that is both funny and poetic. Book Cover Design, Book Design, Good Books, My Books, Blue Rider, Competitive Swimming, Award Winning Books, Award Winner, Book Stands

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The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order by Joan Wickersham. Dark, funny, and sad, the author's elegy to her late father represents her attempt to find order in chaos and to understand the person her father had been. Top Ten Books, Books To Read, My Books, Ann Patchett Books, Book Nooks, My Father, Book Lists, Memoirs, Book Review

Book Review: 'The Suicide Index' by Joan Wickersham

“This is what my father did,” writes Joan Wickersham early in her memoir The Suicide Index: Putting My Father’s Death in Order. “He got up, showered, shaved an…

Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, her parents, and her two young sons in the 2004 Sri Lankan tsunami. In this searing, unflinching memoir, she allows herself to remember the life that she lost. Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, Survivor Guilt, Memoir Writing, Tsunami, Reading Lists, Reading Room, So Little Time

'Wave' Tells A True Story Of Survival And Loss In The 2004 Tsunami

Sonali Deraniyagala lost her husband, two sons and parents to the Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people. Her new memoir recounts the events of that fateful day.

 2014 April reading selection (Genre: Historical fiction) - The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. Story about a slave who unites with John Brown in his abolitionist mission. The novel won the National Book Award for Fiction in New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Fall Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Room, Reading 2014, National Book Award Winners

A Little Onion Reveals Layers Of History In 'Good Lord Bird'

James McBride's The Good Lord Bird follows 10-year-old ex-slave Henry, known as "the Onion," as he travels with abolitionist John Brown.

Pin for Later: See Which Titles Are National Book Award Finalists Fiction: Redeployment Redeployment by Phil Klay is a collection of short stories about an American billionaire, a marine, and more. Up Book, Book Club Books, Book Lists, New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Book Nerd, Best Books Of 2014, National Book Award Winners

Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War

"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.

In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Book Festival, What Book, Modern Love, Mystery Thriller, Book Show, Reading Lists

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In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the

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James McBride has written a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to a mother.

In Men We Reaped, a devastating memoir by the National Book Award-winning author of Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward chronicles the lives and deaths of five men she grew up with in a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Library Books, New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Reading Lists, Book Lists, National Book Award Winners, Fallen Book, Thing 1

'Reaped' Is A Reminder That No One Is Promised Tomorrow

In Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward recalls the deaths of five young men in her life, which she believes were all connected to being poor and black in the rural South. "It made me feel that I wasn't promised some long life. ... That's not a given for me."

Read "The Giant's House A Romance" by Elizabeth McCracken available from Rakuten Kobo. “McCracken mixes the proper amount of lunacy with exactly the right amount of sorrow. Saga, Books To Read, My Books, Fiction And Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Penguin Random House, Best Selling Books, Literature, Novels

The Giant's House: A Romance

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism: Doris Kearns Goodwin: 9781416547860 One of America's best biographers and writers of history.on Teddy Roosevelt. New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Dreamworks, William Howard Taft, Thing 1, Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt, President Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt's 'Bully Pulpit' Isn't The Platform It Once Was

Roosevelt described the power of the presidency to shape public opinion as "the bully pulpit." That's also the title of a new book from presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, in which she explains the unique relationships Roosevelt forged with reporters.