Pete Dizinoff, a skilled and successful New Jersey internist, has a loving and devoted wife, a network of close friends, an impressive house, and, most of all, a son, Alec, now nineteen, on whom he has pinned all his hopes. But Pete hadn’t expected his best friend’s troubled daughter to set her sights on his boy. When Alec falls under her spell, Pete sets out to derail the romance, never foreseeing the devastating consequences. In a riveting story of suburban tragedy, Lauren Grodstein charts a father’s fall from grace as he struggles to save his family, his reputation, and himself.
The huge bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone and The Girls A stranger in the house can only mean trouble The London family is in crisis. Newly-divorced Tony is fantasizing about someone he shouldn't. Prize-winning writer Sean has a hot new girlfriend, and a dose of writer's block. Their brother Ned has just come back from Australia, leaving his girlfriend behind. And now they have a new lodger - a mysterious stranger. But is he the friend this family needs, or a troublemaker they could do without? 'Terrific stuff: touching, funny and sentient' Sunday Times 'Funny and emotionally satisfying' The Times 'A heart-warming page-turner from start to finish' Heat
Picking up the story of Kate Webster and Cass Wivenhoe that began with First Friends, A Friend of the Family (published in the UK as Thea's Parrot) tells the tale of one of their friends, Felicity, a married woman who has been dallying with George, another mutual acquaintance. When Felicity is widowed, everyone expects George to pop the question. He does, but to the astonishment of Kate and Cass, his intended bride is not Felicity. With her usual generous helping of tears and laughter, Marcia Willett again provides her fans with a treat to be savored. "Unanticipated plot twists, winsome characters, and a beguiling setting unite in Willett's captivating comedy of manners." - Booklist
A guide for the family of autistic children discusses the feelings that family members are likely to experience after a child is diagnosed as well as changes that will take place in a household, and covers the condition's characteristics.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE POOL HOUSE, a sensationally twisty page-turner about a woman with the perfect life and a woman determined to steal it. 'Gripping from the off... sexy, scandalous brilliance... this book is a genuine must *****' Heat 'A book to cancel plans for - we were completely gripped' Closer She thinks your life is perfect. She thinks you don't deserve it. Your job Amy is more than happy to offer the daughter of an old friend work experience at her London magazine. Josie is young and ambitious. She just needs a foot in the door. Your home When Josie arrives, she swiftly makes herself indispensable at work and at home. And when childcare falls through before a long-awaited university reunion in Provence, it begins to look as if Josie may be staying longer than Amy had bargained for. Your husband In the heat of Provence, Josie's presence starts to unsettle Amy, especially around her husband. As cracks begin to appear in Amy's perfect life, she cannot shake the feeling that the family friend may not be a friend at all... Don't miss this gripping, addictive read. It will make you think twice about who you invite into your home...
Release on 2000 | by Jean-Paul Bérubé,Françoise Darcy-Bérubé
A Guide to Discipleship for Children
Author: Jean-Paul Bérubé,Françoise Darcy-Bérubé
Pubpsher: Twenty-Third Publications
Offers children ongoing initiation into a life of prayer in a variety of creative ways. It gives parents a practical tool to help them initiate conversations with their children about their faith, their problems, their values and concerns.
In this lively coming-of-age novel, young Danny Meyer lays bare a landscape of illness and despair but emerges triumphant, with a new awareness of the limitations of security and the lessons of eternity. Danny's bubble-like existence in paradisal Madison is broken when his father, a concert pianist and professor, is stricken with illness and must give up his professorship. The family is forced to move to Milwaukee to live at the brink of poverty while his father gets sicker, his artistic mother struggles as bread-winner, and his brother becomes delusional. Here, Danny finds himself in the uncertain position of having to accept the responsibilities of manhood while still struggling with adolescence. In a world that keeps shifting, Danny befriends the son of a gangster and, through his brushes with that compelling world of crime, finds his way to a new confidence. Realistically portrayed, A Friend of Kissinger, captures an authentic sense of place that is one part arty, heartland Main Street and one part shady, small-time gangsterland.
"Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things. Give heart and mind and soul and strength to serve the King of Kings." With our culture and families seemingly in a meltdown, do you often feel helpless, wondering if there is anything a man should or could be doing? This book will prove encouraging, insightful, and instructive for you! It's deep enough but short, simple, and to-the-point, the way men like it. The gist of it is this: be a man, be a friend, be a leader, understand your times and what you should be doing. We'll look to the Bible and David's Mighty Men for insight, instruction, and motivation. Let your journey to insight and action begin!