Refusing to age quietly, take antidepressants or accept the inevitable loss of her longtime husband, Joy Bergman shocks her children when, after becoming a widow, she reconnects with a former flame from her college days, turning as willful and rebellious as the younger members of their family.
Six years after abandoning her sci-fi television series and co-star husband in the wake of a devastating tragedy, Valerie Torrey embarks on a road trip back home to reunite her son with his estranged father, making life-changing stops at comic book conventions along the way.
A near-future family saga spanning eighteen tumultuous years that redefine the nature of the United States explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating debt default and its impact on a once-prosperous American family.
One of the last cowboys, Calvin Sidey, a steely, hardened man with his own personal code who lives off the grid in a trailer on the prairie, agrees to help his adult son out and stay with his grandchildren for a week during which he solves problems the Old West way, which has a powerful effect on those around him. Discussion guide available online.
When her fourteen-year-old son disappears, Elizabeth learns that the boy and his friends had been hanging out near a reputedly cursed landmark, a situation that turns eerie when neighbors spot his ghostly shadow throughout the town.
Working as woodcutters under a feudal lord in 17th-century New France, two impoverished young Frenchmen follow separate journeys, one of extraordinary hardship, the other of wealth and craftiness, that shape their families throughout three centuries.
Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle, only to find herself drawn into a cult and seduced by its charismatic leader.
Traces the way original ideals about romance change in the face of real-world challenges, exploring the relationship of Rabih and Kirsten, who endure life-affirming philosophical and psychological compromises after marrying and having children.
Two half-sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives. Homegoing follows generations of their descendants as they experience wealth, slavery, war, coal mining, the Great Migration and the realities of 20th-century Harlem.
Three friends and former college bandmates struggle with the poignant midlife difficulties of managing the sexuality, independence and secrets of their young-adult children against painful memories of a friend who soared and fell without them.
A recently widowed father of two has difficulty dealing with his grief and the overwhelming sadness of his children, until they are visited by Crow, an actual crow, who serves as an antagonist, protector, therapist and babysitter and helps them heal.