Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
9 best books like Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake (Anna Quindlen): Clock Dance, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed, The Dutch House, Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, I Miss You When I Blink: Essays, Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick, The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America, Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say, No Lovelier Death
Willa Drake can count on one hand the defining moments of her life: when she was eleven and her mother disappeared, being proposed to at twenty-one, the accident that would make her a widow at forty-one. At each of these moments, Willa ended up on a path laid out for her by others.
So when she receives...
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world--where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).
One day, Lori Gottlieb...
At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant...
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love
The author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets—a real-time In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological...
I Miss You When I Blink: Essays
|Mary Laura Philpott
“I've spent my adult life prowling bookshelves for the modern-day reincarnation of my favorite authors—Nora Ephron, Erma Bombeck, Jean Kerr, and Laurie Colwin—all rolled into one...Good news: I have finally found their successor.” —Elisabeth Egan, The...
Melville in Love: The Secret Life of Herman Melville and the Muse of Moby-Dick
A new account of Herman Melville and the writing of Moby-Dick, written by a Pulitzer Finalist in Biography and based on fresh archival research, which reveals that the anarchic spirit animating Melville’s canonical work, Moby-Dick, was inspired by his great love affair with a shockingly unconventional...
The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America
The man who brought you the anthems "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and "Sit on My Face and Tell Me That You Love Me" shows his naughty bits -- and so much more
A stunningly witty exploration of the American landscape -- not to mention a brilliant comic's mind -- this diary is chock-full of...
Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now,...
A judge and his wife go away on holiday and lose everything. While they are away their 17-year-old daughter throws a party, it goes out of control, there is a riot, and she and her boyfriend are murdered. A massive police investigation, stretching the force's resources to breaking point, is launched...