Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel by Anna Quindlen http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EBRUAYE/hpb2-20/ASIN/B00EBRUAYE Still Life is a pleasant story, dealing with love, growing older, losing one's past and making new starts. - The story and the characters are beautifully developed and this was hard to put down. - The plot just wasn't very compelling and was somewhat predictable.
Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. "With a knack for conveying robust detail in an economy of straightforward language, Catton (The Rehearsal) untangles a dazzling knot of interwoven lives to explain how the town hermit, Crosbie Wells, wound up dead and the town whore, Anna Wetherell, drugged and disoriented."
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation… “The setting is 80’s TV soap opera Dallas meets Downton Abbey…This is high drama, and it’s mesmerizing.”—Fresh Fiction
Training your best friend to be a Therapy Dog? This is a must read if you want to work in a nursing home or memory care unit. Excellent!! A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher