From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tender_Is_the_Night Tender Is the Night is the fourth and final novel completed by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January and April 1934 in four issues. The title is taken from the poem "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats.
Winner, 2002 Pulitzer Prize Richard Russo—from his first novel, Mohawk—has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country. Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact,… Continue reading Richard Russo, Empire Falls (2001)
Source: questions issued by the publisher - https://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/fiction/294-empire-falls-russo?start=3 Discussion Questions 1. Richard Russo's description of the town of Empire Falls is as memorable and vivid as his portraits of the people who live there. How do the details he provides about the town's setting and its streets, buildings and neighborhoods create more than a physical… Continue reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo – Discussion Questions
It is a novel #9 in the Armand Gamache series. From http://www.gamacheseries.com/about/: LOUISE PENNY is the #1 The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of twelve Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis,… Continue reading Louise Penny, How the Light Gets In (2013)
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)
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)
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
France, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon… Continue reading Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale