Emma Healey, Elizabeth Is Missing (2014)

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her search for the truth will go back decades and have shattering consequences. Maud,… Continue reading Emma Healey, Elizabeth Is Missing (2014)

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Marisha Pessl, Neverworld Wake (2018)

Five friends. Only one can survive the Neverworld Wake. Who would you choose? From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics and Night Film comes an absorbing psychological suspense thriller in which fears are physical and memories come alive. Once upon a time, back at Darrow-Harker School, Beatrice Hartley… Continue reading Marisha Pessl, Neverworld Wake (2018)

Questions – Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

The title includes the word Enemies, why? Relation to Judaism by major characters, Herman attempts to reform, Yadviga converts, Rabby employs a ghostwriter, etc. Characters escaping from reality Herman's character somehow reminds of some of the Checkov's characters, philistines. In some ways the three wives situation and Herman's inability to deal with it was comic.

Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

A masterpiece. Comedy? Tragedy? Is it really about survivors only? From Wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemies,_A_Love_Story): Enemies, A Love Story (Yiddish: Sonim, di Geshichte fun a Liebe‎) is a novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer first published serially in the Jewish Daily Forward in 1966. The English translation was published in 1972. Plot summary Set in New York City… Continue reading Enemies, A Love Story, Isaac Bashevis Singer

Questions – Catherine Banner, The House at the Edge of Night

READERS GUIDE Retrieved from: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/252972/the-house-at-the-edge-of-night-by-catherine-banner/9780812988130/readers-guide/ Questions and Topics for Discussion 1. At the beginning of the book, Amedeo is “a foundling . . . a penniless jobbing physician” who “inhabited the world as bare as he had come into it, with no wife, no friend except his foster father, no descendants.” What do you think it is about… Continue reading Questions – Catherine Banner, The House at the Edge of Night

Office Space (Romance/Comedy)

Corporate drone Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his soul-killing job at software company Initech. While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session. He refuses to work overtime, plays games at his desk and unintentionally charms two consultants into putting him on the management… Continue reading Office Space (Romance/Comedy)

Misfits (British television show)

British science fiction comedy-drama Five juvenile offenders with nothing in common find themselves working together on a community service project, and their differing personalities soon cause sparks to fly. But that's nothing compared to what happens when a freak electrical storm hits town. Shortly thereafter, they find that they are developing superpowers. Paranoid Kelly can… Continue reading Misfits (British television show)

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