Adult Fiction

The Improbability of Love

Summary: 
A high-spirited romp through the London art world, this novel shines a light on big money, high fashion, culinary arts, etc. through an appealing wannabe chef who happens to purchase an old master in a junk shop. Frothy and fun with a page-turner plot, a self-explaining painting, and a soupçon of romance.

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The Secrets We Kept

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This double narrative sets forth the struggle to get _Doctor Zhivago_ published, the toll it takes on Pasternak and his muse, and the machinations through which the CIA weaponizes the novel in the Cold War. The secret keepers are all women, in the East and the West, and their lives are forever altered.

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The Topeka School

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This semi-autobiographical novel encompasses the family stories of a psychologist couple and their son Adam, gifted debater/public speaker high school student and their circle of friends. The overheated atmosphere of senior year, being liberals in a conservative place, relationships that cross boundaries, idealistic beliefs that are inconsistently practiced, produces a combustion similar to the tornado pictured on the front cover, and a portrait of coming-of-age in the 90s. Brilliant.

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