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Leaving Haven
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Leaving Haven

In Leaving Haven, Kathleen McCleary, author of A Simple Thing, explores the intricacies of love, friendship, and parenthood. Georgia longs for a baby, but she's had miscarriage after miscarriage since her daughter was born more than a decade ago. Through a miraculous egg donation, Georgia is thrilled to find herself pregnant—until she makes a startling discovery that changes her mind about how much she really wants the baby… Georgia’s best friend, Alice, has a happy teenage daughter, a faithful husband, and a perfectly organized life. But her world spins off its axis when she falls for a man who is everything she knows she doesn’t want… Leaving Haven is a provocative and touching novel that will appeal to readers of contemporary fiction and fans of Jodi Picoult, Luanne Rice, and Kristin Hannah.

House and Home
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

House and Home

The story of a woman who loves her house so much that she'll do just about anything to keep it. Ellen Flanagan has two precious girls to raise, a cozy neighborhood coffee shop to run, terrific friends, and a sexy husband. She adores her house, a yellow Cape Cod filled with quirky antiques, beloved nooks and dents, and a million memories. But now, at forty-four, she's about to lose it all. After eighteen roller-coaster years of marriage, Ellen's husband, Sam--who's charismatic, spontaneous, and utterly irresponsible--has disappointed her in more ways than she can live with, and they're getting divorced. Her daughters are miserable about losing their daddy. Worst of all, the house that Ellen l...

A Simple Thing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

A Simple Thing

A Simple Thing is a lovely, truly heartwarming novel about the drastic measures two mothers take to keep their families safe. Kathleen McCleary, the critically acclaimed author of House and Home, tells the intertwining stories of Susannah Delaney and Betty Pavalak. Susannah moves her family to remote Sounder Island—a primitive retreat with no electricity—to escape television, the internet, and the dangerous, corrupting influences of the modern technological world. Decades earlier, Betty also came to the island to escape her demons. A Simple Thing is a poignant and unforgettable novel in the vein of Jacqueline Sheehan’s Lost and Found and The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache. It is a tale of family and friendship that Kristin Hannah fans will take into their hearts.

Power Down
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 9

Power Down

When you're ready to revise your novel, move away from the computer screen and take a hands-on approach. In "Power Down," Kathleen McCleary offers techniques, tools, and tips for revising away from the computer. This exclusive e-book offers a fresh perspective for your work-in-progress and teaches you how to focus your attention more fully at this critical stage. Kathleen McCleary is the author of three novels: House and Home (2008); A Simple Thing (2012), nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Award in fiction; and Leaving Haven (2013), a Target Emerging Author pick. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Parade magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and many other publications. She has taught writing as an adjunct professor at American University and is an instructor with Writopia Labs, a nonprofit that teaches creative writing to kids. Learn more about Kathleen on her website: www.kathleenmccleary.com.

Das Leuchten der Insel
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 416

Das Leuchten der Insel

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-08-12
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  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Kathleen McCleary trifft mitten ins Herz Als Susannah merkt, dass ihren Kindern das hektische Leben an der Ostküste nicht guttut, beschließt sie, ein Jahr mit ihnen auf der einsamen Insel Sounder zu verbringen. Hier gibt es keinen Strom, kein Telefon, keine Tankstelle. Sie flieht zugleich vor ihrer festgefahrenen Ehe und der Erinnerung an ein Unglück, das auch nach vielen Jahren noch einen Schatten auf ihr Leben wirft. Auf der Insel trifft sie die charismatische Betty. Die alte Dame und die Insel werden Susannahs Leben für immer verändern ...

Das Versprechen meiner Freundin
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 400

Das Versprechen meiner Freundin

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-08
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  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Ein ergreifender Roman über Liebe, Verlust, Familie und Freundschaft Georgia Bing ist fast 40 und hat alles, was man sich nur vorstellen kann: Sie ist Mutter einer 12-jährigen Tochter, hat einen liebevollen Ehemann und betreibt sehr erfolgreich einen Hochzeitskuchen-Service. Zur Krönung ihres Glücks fehlt ihr jedoch ein zweites Kind. Aber alle Versuche scheitern – bis ihre Freundin Alice ihr einen unerwarteten Vorschlag macht: Sie wird Georgias Kind austragen. Alles scheint wunderbar, bis ungeheuerliche Entdeckungen Georgias Lebenswelten in ihren Grundfesten erschüttern ...

Author in Progress
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Author in Progress

Writing can be a lonely profession plagued by blind stumbles, writer's block, and despair--but it doesn't have to be. Written by members of the popular Writer Unboxed website, Author in Progress is filled with practical, candid essays to help you reach the next rung on the publishing ladder. By tracking your creative journey from first draft to completion and beyond, you can improve your craft, find your community, and overcome the mental barriers that stand in the way of success.

Le fils d'une autre
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 296

Le fils d'une autre

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-04-09
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  • Publisher: Belfond

Après Les Lumières de l'île, Kathleen McCleary livre un huis clos bouleversant et démontre une nouvelle fois toute sa finesse psychologique pour aborder des thèmes de société aussi brûlants que délicats. À quarante ans, Georgia n'a qu'une obsession : avoir un deuxième enfant, revivre ce sentiment de pur bonheur que lui a procuré sa première grossesse, treize ans plus tôt. Mais rien n'y fait. Un jour, Alice, sa meilleure amie, sa presque sœur, a une idée : offrir à Georgia le cadeau que la nature lui refuse. Un don d'ovocyte ; un geste qui scellerait éternellement la profonde amitié qui unit leurs deux couples. La décision est prise, chacun est impatient : dans neuf mois, un petit garçon viendra les combler de joie. Mais, alors que le ventre de Georgia s'arrondit, de douloureux secrets sont révélés, qui viennent rompre brutalement l'équilibre des deux familles. Et bientôt une question terrible se pose : quels parents pour ce nouveau-né ? De qui est-il légitimement l'enfant ? Qui pour prendre soin de lui ? Face aux mensonges, aux trahisons, lequel sera le plus fort : lien du sang ou lien du cœur ?

Les lumières de l'île
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 262

Les lumières de l'île

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-04-17
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  • Publisher: Belfond

Pour sauver sa famille au bord de l'implosion, Susannah quitte tout pour s'installer avec ses deux enfants sur une petite île dans la baie de Vancouver. Elle y rencontre la charismatique Betty, qui avait suivi la même route cinquante ans plus tôt. Portée par un cadre grandiose et des personnages fascinants, une formidable histoire d'amitié riche en rebondissements, qui nous parle de passion amoureuse, de dévouement maternel, d'espoir et de nouveau départ. Dans un décor enchanteur, un roman plein de mystère et de charme sur l'amour maternel, la passion amoureuse et la tentation de changer de vie... Mais, surtout, une formidable histoire d'amitié entre deux femmes exceptionnelles. Un...

A Marker to Measure Drift
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

A Marker to Measure Drift

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-07-30
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  • Publisher: Vintage

A hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, where a young Liberian woman reckons with a haunted past. On a remote island in the Aegean, Jacqueline is living alone in a cave accessible only at low tide. With nothing to protect her from the elements, and with the fabric between herself and the world around her increasingly frayed, she is permeated by sensory experiences of remarkable intensity: the need for shade in the relentless heat of the sun-baked island; hunger and the occasional bliss of release from it; the exquisite pleasure of diving into the sea. The pressing physical realities of the moment provide a deeper relief: the euphoric obliteration of memory and, with it, the ...