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Book Lovers Circle August

All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness

All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness
Sheila Hamilton was a reporter in Portland, Oregon when she met Dave and fell in love with the handsome contractor with the shy smile. They married and she quickly became pregnant. And then Sheila started to see the cracks in the perfect guy. It took quite a while before Sheila and Dave got a diagnosis-Dave was diagnosed as suffering from bi-polar disorder. After every chapter, Sheila adds medical information that coordinates with the events she talks about. It is a very effective way to make the story personal while at the same time, conveying important information. This is a raw, honest and powerful book, and it might turn out to be a very important way for you to help a loved one. Check Our Catalog

Heroines of Mercy Street

Heroines of Mercy Street
Toler writes about the true stories of the nurses who worked at Mansion House, a hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, for Civil Way soldiers which is showcased in the PBS series, "Mercy Street." Nursing was a professional field that did not exist until the Civil War. The women often had to train themselves; they worked long hours in difficult conditions, and they had to deal with the chauvinistic attitudes of the doctors and military men they cam in contact with. For fans of the series, as well as anyone with the desire to learn more about women who were ahead of their time, and willing to take on the challenges of nursing, paving the way for others after them. Check Our Catalog

Intrusion

Intrusion
Kat is vulnerable. Her only child, a beloved son, has recently died in a car accident, and she is grieving, unanchored to reality, while her husband deals with his grief by plunginto into his work. When one of his clients turns out to be an old friend of Kat's from London, Kat thinks it is too good to be true-until Sarah, her old buddy, turns out to have a few hidden agendas, and the suspense builds as the troubles in Kat and Scott's lives increases. Check Our Catalog

The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover
Alma, a young girl in Poland in 1939 is sent to live in the safety of her uncle's home in San Francisco. It is there that she meets the son of the family's Japanese gardener, and they fall in love. They are pulled apart at the advent of World War II. Years later, Alma's grandson and her caregiver start to learn about the secret passion between the two that has lasted for 70 years. Check Our Catalog

Jade Dragon Mountain

Jade Dragon Mountain
It is 1708 on the border between Tibet and China. Li Du, once an imperial librarian, but now in exile, is given the task of uncovering the truth about the death of a Jesuit priest before the Emperor arrives in the small town of Dayan, where and has come to see a rare eclipse. But there is treachery afoot-and Li Du must solve the mystery and protect the Emperor and himself. If he succeeds, he will not be exiled. The mystery resolves itself in an intelligent manner, and this book could easily become the basis for a future series. Check Our Catalog

LaRose

LaRose
It is 1999 in North Dakota. When Landreaux kills his neighbor's son accidentally in a hunting accident, Landreaux follows tribal tradition and he and his wife give their own son, LaRose, to the dead boy's family. Of course, this brings anguish and complications to the families. This is the 15th book in Erdrich's cycle of life in North Dakota, and the third in a trilogy involving the Peace family. This deals with the repercussions of personal tragedy in a family. Her books reveal the legacy of Native Americans, whites and those of mixed heritage trying to reconcile a life that incorporates Catholic tradition with the spirit philosophy; the past with the present. Check Our Catalog

Missing, Presumed

Missing, Presumed
This is a debut novel. Edith Hind, the daughter of prominent English parents, is missing from the house she has shared with her fiancée. Each chapter is told from the pint of view of one of the characters in the novel. Secrets about Edith, her family and friends start to emerge. That works for this book, as the reader will get to know the whole cast of characters and their back stories. Check Our Catalog

The Summer Before the War

The Summer Before the War
There is a great cast of characters in the coastal town of Rye in England, including Beatrice Nash, the spunky new female teacher; Hugh Grange, the handsome medical student, and Aunt Agatha, the grande dame of the village. Lots is going on in this small town, but the book takes a very sharp turn into a different reality once the war starts, and the action switches to the battle field. It's a before and after the Great War, when the village moved from one reality into another. Check Our Catalog

The Unseen World

The Unseen World
Ada is the only child of David, a computer scientist, who is raising her by himself. Ada spends a lot to time in her father's lab, and is content in this little world-until her father slips into dementia and Ada soon finds out that she is not who she thought he was-and she has no idea of who her father really is. Ada finds a hidden file on his computer that gives her some startling answers. This book is in a new genre-computer science fiction-even while it is also the touching story of a young girl searching for her identity and well as that of her father. Check Our Catalog

Untethered

Untethered
Char Hawthorn has a happy life, living with her husband and step-daughter, until her husband dies suddenly in an accident and Char becomes "untethered." Her step daughter's mother wants the teenager to live with her, and Char finds herself rebuilding her life while she tries to keep her step-daughter from becoming untethered as well. Then the two connect with a 10 year old former foster child, and they start to forge new connections that might keep them from floating apart. Check Our Catalog



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