NPL What We're Reading
Annotation:A woman living an ordinary life in a small French town wins the lottery and makes a list of all the things she could buy but wonders how much she wants her life to change.
Annotation:A burned-out aid worker returns from Africa to her parents' summer home in New England, where someone has been setting fire to the summer people's houses.
Annotation:In the 1970s, a woman who lost her husband in Vietnam joins the male-dominated Atlanta police force at a time when cops are being targeted by an unknown shooter.
Annotation:A Mexican family come to the U.S. so their brain-damaged daughter can attend a special school but find themselves facing more challenges than they anticipated.
Annotation:At a grand but decaying old hotel in the Catskills, a high school music festival goes awry when a young prodigy disappears from Room 712, where a murder-suicide of a bride and groom occurred years earlier.
Annotation:After his mother's death, a man who never left home sets out on a journey of self discovery with the family priest and two siblings who lay claim to alien abduction.
Annotation:The daughter of a black housemaid working in a white household in South Africa feels like part of the family until an act of betrayal and the rise of apartheid cause her to start a new life.
Annotation:After a seafaring family is lost on the abandoned ship Mary Celeste, Arthur Conan Doyle is inspired to write about it and encounters a clairvoyant who is linked to the tragedy.
Annotation:A man who flees the country to avoid a prison sentence leaves behind a wife and children who struggle with financial hardship and a mistress who winds up murdered.