Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This just in..........

Griffin has been tooling around for nearly a year with his father's ashes in the trunk, but his mother is very much alive and not shy about calling on his cell phone. She does so as he drives down to Cape Cod, where he and his wife, Joy, will celebrate the marriage of their daughter Laura's best friend. For Griffin this is akin to driving into the past, since he took his childhood summer vacations here, his parents' respite from the hated Midwest. And the Cape is where he and Joy honeymooned, in the course which they drafted the Great Truro Accord, a plan for their lives together that's now thirty years old and has largely come true. He'd left screenwriting and Los Angeles behind for the sort of New England college his snobby academic parents had aspired to in vein; they'd moved into an old house full of character; and they'd started a family. Check, check, and check.
But be careful what you pray for, especially if you manage to achieve it. By the end of this perfectly lovely weekend, the past has so thoroughly swamped the present that the future suddenly hang sin the balance. And when, a year later, a far more important wedding takes place, their beloved Laura's, on the coast of Maine, Griffin's chauffeuring two urns of ashes as he contends once more with Joy and her large, unruly family, and both he and she have brought dates along. How in the world could this have happened?

Best Friends Forever,
by Jennifer Weiner
Blindman's Bluff, by Faye Kellerman
The Bride's Farewell, by Meg Rosoff
Cast of Characters, by Max Lucado
Fearless, by Max Lucado
The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson
Jesus, the Greatest Life of All, by Charles R. Swindoll
The Last Song, by Nicholas Sparks
Love is a Verb, by Gary D. Chapman
Of Bees and Mist, by Brick Setiawan
Owners Manual for Christians, by Charles R. Swindoll
Rules of Vengeance, by Christopher Reich
Sarahs Key, by Tatiana De Rosnay
Siege, by Stephen White
Smash Cut, by Sandra Brown
Super Salads, by Lynne Lewis
Sweet By and By, by Todd Johnson
That Old Cape Magic, by Richard Russo
Why Don't Students Like School?, by Daniel T. Willingham

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