Lorna Mott Comes Home

Lorna Mott Comes Home

  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0525521097
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From the author of the best-selling Le Divorce and Le Mariage, a comedy of contemporary manners, morals, (ex)marriages, and motherhood (past, present, and future)--about an American woman leaving her 20-year marriage to her French second husband, returning to her native San Francisco and to the entwining lives of her children and grandchildren. “Delightful”--Claire Messud (Harper’s Magazine); “Razor-sharp prose and astute observations … a treat”--Publishers Weekly (starred review). Lorna Mott Dumas, small, pretty, high-strung, the epitome of a successful woman--lovely offspring, grandchildren, health, a French husband, a delightful house and an independent career as an admired art lecturer involving travel and public appearances, expensive clothes. She's a woman with an uncomplicated, sociable nature and an intellectual life. But in an impulsive and planned decision, Lorna has decided to leave her husband, a notorious tombeur (seducer), and his small ancestral village in France, and return to America, much more suited to her temperament than the rectitude of formal starchy France. For Lorna, a beautiful idyll is over, finished, done . . . In Lorna Mott Comes Home, Diane Johnson brings us into the dreamy, anxiety-filled American world of Lorna Mott Dumas, where much has changed and where she struggles to create a new life to support herself. Into the mix--her ex-husband, and the father of her three grown children (all supportive), and grandchildren with their own troubles (money, divorce, real estate, living on the fringe; a thriving software enterprise; a missing child in the far east; grandchildren--new hostages to fortune; and, one, 15 years old, a golden girl yet always different, diagnosed at a young age with diabetes, and now pregnant and determined to have the child) . . . In the midst of a large cast, the precarious balance of comedy and tragedy, happiness and anxiety, contentment and striving, generosity and greed, love and sex, Diane Johnson, our Edith Wharton of expat life, comes home to America to deftly, irresistibly portray, with the lightest of touch, the way we live now.

Le Divorce

Le Divorce [Diane Johnson]

  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1101213035
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "If one were to cross Jane Austen and Henry James, the result would be Diane Johnson."—San Francisco Chronicle The national … GET BOOK
Flyover Lives

Flyover Lives [Diane Johnson]

  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0698137485
“[A] vivid . . . quest for roots. . . . Splendid.” —The New York Times Book Review Growing up in the small river town of Moline, Illinois, Diane John … GET BOOK
Lulu in Marrakech

Lulu in Marrakech [Diane Johnson]

  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1440633193
“Timely and provocatively incorrect."—Oprah.com (Mysteries Every Thinking Woman Should Read) The two-time Pulitzer Prize and three-time National Book A … GET BOOK
Le Mariage

Le Mariage [Diane Johnson]

  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 110115389X
"Like Jane Austen, Johnson delights in the worldly rituals surrounding courtship and marriage... she is a philosopher as much as a novelist."—The New Yor … GET BOOK
Mary Coin

Mary Coin [Marisa Silver]

  • Author : Marisa Silver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1101611073
Bestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women—one famous and one forgotten … GET BOOK
Count the Ways

Count the Ways [Joyce Maynard]

  • Author : Joyce Maynard
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 0062398296
In her most ambitious novel to date, New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of her most acclaimed wor … GET BOOK
Saltwater

Saltwater [Jessica Andrews]

  • Author : Jessica Andrews
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0374719179
A Best Book of 2020: Open Letters Review "Andrews’s writing is transportingly voluptuous, conjuring tastes and smells and sounds like her literary godmot … GET BOOK
L'Affaire

L'Affaire [Diane Johnson]

  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1101564903
"Johnson is more droll than Henry James, to whom she's been compared, and she's as witty as a modern-day Voltaire. Vraiment, L'Affaire, c'est irresistible! … GET BOOK
Embassy Wife

Embassy Wife [Katie Crouch]

  • Author : Katie Crouch
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0374711364
"A smart, sparkling novel that is one part social satire, one part travelogue . . . Comical and cool.” —Oprah Daily In Katie Crouch's thrilling novel E … GET BOOK
Disaster Mon Amour

Disaster Mon Amour [David Thomson]

  • Author : David Thomson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0300263341
A deep—and darkly comic—dive into the nature of disasters, and the ways they shape how we think about ourselves in the world “In this brilliant book, … GET BOOK
The Ship We Built

The Ship We Built [Lexie Bean]

  • Author : Lexie Bean
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 052555484X
Tender and wise, The Ship We Built is about the bravery it takes to stand up for yourself—even to those you love—and the power of finding someone who t … GET BOOK
The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives

The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives [Diane Johnson]

  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1681374463
A classic of alternative biography and feminist writing, this empathetic and witty book gives due to a "lesser" figure of history, Mary Ellen Peacock Mered … GET BOOK
Joy

Joy [Jonathan Lee]

  • Author : Jonathan Lee
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0525658521
In this "beautifully written. . . real page-turner" (The Guardian) of a novel, Jonathan Lee brings together an eclectic group of characters whose lives are … GET BOOK
White Noise

White Noise [Don DeLillo]

  • Author : Don DeLillo
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1440674477
A brilliant satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, a teacher of Hitler studies at a lib … GET BOOK
Secrets of Happiness

Secrets of Happiness [Joan Silber]

  • Author : Joan Silber
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1640094466
A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR When a man discovers his father in New York has long had another, secret, family—a wife and two kids—the interl … GET BOOK
When I Come Home Again

When I Come Home Again [Caroline Scott]

  • Author : Caroline Scott
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1471183785
**Pre-order your copy of the brand new novel from highly acclaimed, BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick author Caroline Scott, The Visitors, a tale of a young war w … GET BOOK
When I Ran Away

When I Ran Away [Ilona Bannister]

  • Author : Ilona Bannister
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0385546181
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s 2021 First Novel Prize • A rich, bighearted debut that takes us from working-class Staten Island in the wake of … GET BOOK
The Book of Hidden Things

The Book of Hidden Things [Francesco Dimitri]

  • Author : Francesco Dimitri
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 484
  • ISBN-10 : 1785657089
From "one of the most significant figures of the last generation of fantasy", comes Francesco Dimitri's debut novel in English, an enthralling and seductiv … GET BOOK
Billy Summers

Billy Summers [Stephen King]

  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 528
  • ISBN-10 : 1982173637
The #1 New York Times Bestseller An Esquire Best Book of the Year A Wall Street Journal Favorite Book of the Year A Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist From l … GET BOOK
Acts of Service

Acts of Service [Lillian Fishman]

  • Author : Lillian Fishman
  • Publisher : Hogarth
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0593243773
ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—BuzzFeed, Vogue, Electric Lit, The Millions, Lit Hub A provocative debut of sex and sexuality—“depicting th … GET BOOK
A Book of Bones

A Book of Bones [John Connolly]

  • Author : John Connolly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 688
  • ISBN-10 : 1982127538
Private Investigator Charlie Parker returns in this heart-pounding thriller as he seeks revenge against the darkest forces in the world, from “one of the … GET BOOK
Thank You, Mr. Nixon

Thank You, Mr. Nixon [Gish Jen]

  • Author : Gish Jen
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0593319907
The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Resisters takes measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the lives of … GET BOOK
Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows

Napoleon: A Life Told in Gardens and Shadows [Ruth Scurr]

  • Author : Ruth Scurr
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 163149242X
Best Books of the Year • Financial Times, The Times (of London), History Today Marking the 200th anniversary of his death, Napoleon is an unprecedented p … GET BOOK
A Bat in the Belfry

A Bat in the Belfry [Sarah Graves]

  • Author : Sarah Graves
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0345538587
When it comes to home repair, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree is a fervent wielder of power drills and paint brushes. And when catching criminals, she’s been … GET BOOK
The Woman from Uruguay

The Woman from Uruguay [Pedro Mairal]

  • Author : Pedro Mairal
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1526640260
From internationally bestselling Argentine author Pedro Mairal and Man Booker International-winning translator Jennifer Croft, the unforgettable story of t … GET BOOK
Olympus, Texas

Olympus, Texas [Stacey Swann]

  • Author : Stacey Swann
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0385545223
A Good Morning America Book Club Pick! • A bighearted novel with technicolor characters, plenty of Texas swagger, and a powder keg of a plot in which mar … GET BOOK
How to Kidnap the Rich

How to Kidnap the Rich [Rahul Raina]

  • Author : Rahul Raina
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0063028794
“A raucous novel, narrated in deadpan voice-over by Ramesh, a self-described ‘lower lower middle class’ 24-year-old scammer. . . . His perspective is … GET BOOK
Songs in Ursa Major

Songs in Ursa Major [Emma Brodie]

  • Author : Emma Brodie
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0593318633
A Bustle Must-Read Book • A transporting love story of music, stardom, heartbreak, and a gifted young singer-songwriter who must find her own voice—“ … GET BOOK
Collective Wisdom

Collective Wisdom [Grace Bonney]

  • Author : Grace Bonney
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1648291112
POWERFUL WISDOM FROM THE ELDERS OF OUR COMMUNITIES In this rich and multilayered collection of interviews, conversations, and intimate photographs, over 10 … GET BOOK
The Man of My Dreams

The Man of My Dreams [Curtis Sittenfeld]

  • Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1588365395
In her acclaimed debut novel, Prep, Curtis Sittenfeld created a touchstone with her pitch-perfect portrayal of adolescence. Her prose is as intensely reali … GET BOOK
Em's Awful Good Fortune

Em's Awful Good Fortune [Marcie Maxfield]

  • Author : Marcie Maxfield
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 233
  • ISBN-10 : 1647421438
Part dysfunctional marriage, part global romp, this is not your typical expat story. Em’s Awful Good Fortune is a deeply personal, marriage coming-apart- … GET BOOK
In the Aftermath

In the Aftermath [Jane Ward]

  • Author : Jane Ward
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1647421942
When David Herron—overwhelmed and despairing, his family’s business and finances in ruin due to the bursting lending bubble of 2008—takes his own lif … GET BOOK
Inspection

Inspection [Josh Malerman]

  • Author : Josh Malerman
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1524797006
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. Neither knows the other exists—until now. The New York Times bestselling author of B … GET BOOK
A Special Place for Women

A Special Place for Women [Laura Hankin]

  • Author : Laura Hankin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1984806289
As seen on Good Morning America and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert “One of the smartest, sharpest, and funniest books I’ve read in years... Some bo … GET BOOK
Shoulder Season

Shoulder Season [Christina Clancy]

  • Author : Christina Clancy
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1250271495
Named a Best Book of Summer by Good Morning America • Parade • EW • Travel & Leisure • PopSugar • Brit & Co • SheReads • Women.com A dazzling … GET BOOK
The Vixen

The Vixen [Francine Prose]

  • Author : Francine Prose
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0063012162
Named one of the best books of 2021 by NPR, The Washington Post, and Financial Times “No one states problems more correctly, more astutely, more amusingl … GET BOOK
Apples Never Fall

Apples Never Fall [Liane Moriarty]

  • Author : Liane Moriarty
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 1250220262
#1 New York Times Bestseller From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Neve … GET BOOK
A Dark and Stormy Tea

A Dark and Stormy Tea [Laura Childs]

  • Author : Laura Childs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 059320090X
A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times … GET BOOK
Planes

Planes [Peter C Baker]

  • Author : Peter C Baker
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 059332028X
An urgent, fiercely intelligent debut novel that goes deep inside the daily lives of two women—one in Rome, the other in North Carolina—to tell a story … GET BOOK