This novel, by Swedish writer, blogger and columnist Fredrik Backman, tells a heartwarming and comical story of love, loss and how a neighborhood transforms a lonely curmudgeon's life into one worth living! The love and bonds that develop between all the diverse and quirky neighbors is refreshing and will have you laughing and crying out loud! Be prepared to fall in love with Ove!
This novel tells the story of Harry August, a man who is granted the gift of eternal life. The catch is that he lives the same life, birth to death, each time, with the knowledge of all the lives lived before. Upon his 11th deathbed, he receives a message that spurs him to alter how he lives--and dies--in order to save the world.
This novel tells the story of Alma Whittaker, the only daughter of Philadelphia's richest man. She is a brilliant botanist, and lucky enough to be born on the cusp of the industrial revolution and great scientific advancement. The book will take you on an adventure from Alma's home in Philadelphia, to Tahiti, and beyond. A great read!
Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following, almost a cult, around the world. This story is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried near the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to overcome all of the obstacles in his path (and they are many). What starts out as a journey to find riches turns into a discovery of the treasure found within, including love.
Not only does Eunsun Kim explain her life while on the run, but she paints a story of what living in North Korea was like and the culture shock she experienced when her and her family finally reached Seoul. She writes about the Kim's family regime and its impact, hiding in China for multiple years, and the noticeable differences between living in the North versus the South. She began to flee from North Korea when she was only 11 years old, but instead of drowning in hate and anger, she tells her story with the hope and optimism that she feels for herself and for her people.