The book that matters most
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|Breckenridge Public Library||HOO (Text)||33500012396883||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 9780393354096 (pbk)
- ISBN: 0393241653 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780393241655 (hardcover)
358 pages ; 23 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 
|Summary, etc.:||"An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava's twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group's goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them. Ava rediscovers a mysterious book from her childhood--one that helped her through the traumas of the untimely deaths of her sister and mother. Alternating with Ava's story is that of her troubled daughter Maggie, who, living in Paris, descends into a destructive relationship with an older man. Ava's mission to find that book and its enigmatic author takes her on a quest that unravels the secrets of her past and offers her and Maggie the chance to remake their lives"--Provided by publisher.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 July #1
*Starred Review* Her husband having recently left her for a "yarn bomber" and her adult children both being out of the country, Ava looks forward to joining the library's book club. Towards this year's theme, "The Book That Matters Most," she suggests a long-forgotten book that helped her through a difficult childhood but now has her questioning the secrets surrounding the deaths of her sister and mother. Ava's path of self-discovery parallels her daughter's own. Maggie, whom Ava believes is in school in Italy, is kept by a married man in Paris and seeks actualization through drugs. Hood weaves together their individual searches for fulfillment toward a single resolution that satisfies their pursuit of self but also of family. The use of a book group and books that are meaningful to its members provides a foundation for Ava's exploration of what's truly importantâand is sure to make this a hit with book clubs. Those enjoying the recent trend of books about those who love to read as well as readers who enjoy the relationship novels of writers like Jacquelyn Mitchard and Luanne Rice won't want to miss this. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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