Jules

julesDidier van Cauwelaert
2015
ROMAN C375j

Petite lecture légère à propos d’une jeune femme aveugle, Alice, qui retrouve la vue. Son bonheur n’est pas parfait puisque son chien-guide perd toute son utilité et devient déprimé. Il se liera à Zibal, un sur-diplômé vendeur de macarons, qui tombera éperdument amoureux d’Alice. Jules parviendra-t-il à les unir?

Open House

Open HouseElizabeth Berg
2000
FICTION B493o

Samantha’s husband has left her, and after a spending spree, she settles down to reconstruct a life for herself and her son. Sam takes in boarders to make her mortgage payments while she tries to figure out what to do with her life and comes to realize that only she has the keys to her own happiness. [NoveList]

Sunset Park

sunsetparkPaul Auster
2011
Fiction A934s

Miles Heller is a young man who is fleeing his past. Though he is an intelligent and educated person he works in menial jobs and has no ambition. In Florida, he meets and falls in love with Pilar, a seventeen year old high-school student. Pilar’s sister threatens Miles so he has no choice but to go back to New York and confront his past. He has not seen his father, step-mother, and mother for over seven years and finally contacts them and tries to come to terms with himself.

In the meantime he lives as a squatter in an abandoned house with 3 other young adults who are all struggling to find themselves and have little money. But just when things start to fall in place for Miles a tragic event will rock the foundation of his world once again.

Beautifully written and crafted book, seamlessly intertwining characters and plot lines to achieve an achingly moving and human work.