"My jaw literally dropped when Cecilia read the secret letter. Then I got to the end & it dropped some more." The Husband's Secret, Liane Moriarty. PInner writes: "Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still alive."
“The world was made up of people putting one foot in front of the other; and a life might appear ordinary simply because the person living it had been doing so for a long time.” The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry ~ Rachel Joyce. Pinner writes: "A good British tale of transformation. A quirky, moving novel about a retired man who walks across England to save a friend's life."
"Sometimes you read a book & it fills you w/ this weird evangelic zeal, & you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless & until all living humans read the book. & then there are books which you can’t tell people about, books so special & rare & yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal." The Fault in Our Stars, John Green. Pinner writes: "Brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling & tragic business of being alive & in love."
Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of 6 Friends Remaking Their Lives, Becky Aikman. Pinner writes: "Aikman, a widow, is too young to accept this role & struggles to make sense of her place in this new world. She forms a group w/ 5 other young widows to test unconventional ideas & strive to overcome adversity. Young widows are those unlucky people who have to make 2nd chances for themselves. This is a story of overcoming the unthinkable."
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu, Erin Mcguire (Illustrator) PInner writes: "An imaginative modern day retelling of the Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. A MUST READ for all fans of fantasy. The protagonist, Hazel, is a fantasy lover as well and mentions many great books in her narrative."
"We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another." Divergent (Divergent, #1), Veronica Roth. Pinner writes: "In a post-apocalyptic world in the city formerly known as Chicago, order is kept by 5 factions: Amity, Dauntless, Abnegation, Erudite & Candor. The population of each has their own personality & duty to society. What happens when factions start to seek power over the others? A new group of people start to rise: The Divergent."