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"William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him. So it's a relief when his skill on the basketball court earns him a scholarship to college, far away from his childhood home. He soon meets Julia Padavano, a spirited and ambitious young woman who surprises William with her appreciation of his quiet steadiness. With Julia comes her family; she is inseparable from her three...
"One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward...
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Crippled by lupus at twenty-five, celebrated author Flannery O'Connor is forced to leave New York City and return to her family farm in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she writes and tends to her peacocks. Flannery's mother drags her to the wedding of family friend Cookie Himmel, the embodiment of Southern womanhood, and her rich fiancé Melvin Whiteson. But when he meets Flannery, Melvin starts to take a good hard look at the choices he's made.