In a family, is anything forgivable?
The Kaplan family has just won $10 million in a lottery. But haven’t they always been lucky? ‘Good mother’ Gwen thought so. But the win unleashes long buried secrets, threatening to unravel the unusually tight bond between Gwen and her teen-aged daughter, Maddie. And when their changed circumstances place her family under threat, Gwen must wake up from her domestic slumber.
“A powerful novel that calls into question our notions of success and domestic bliss and I couldn’t put it down.”
— Michael Christie, author of Greenwood and If I Fall, If I Die
In our 24-7 world, working less and living more is a fading virtue. Enough. Weekend Effect is a manifesto that digs into the history, positive psychology, and cultural anthropology of the great missing weekend — and how we can revive it.
“A powerful argument and practical advice on the importance of reclaiming your leisure time to live a happier and more fulfilling life.”
— Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
Are all of us cut out to be parents?
After years of unsuccessful attempts at conceiving a child, Ana and James become parents overnight when a terrible accident makes them guardians to two-and-a-half year-old Finn. Finn’s sudden arrival throws into high relief some troubling truths about their deepest selves, separately and as a couple.
“Utterly rich, vivid and filled with urgency. I couldn’t take my eyes off these characters.”
— Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of The Descendants
A disillusioned entertainment journalist heads into a downward spiral of ritual substance abuse and empty punditry.
Fierce and funny, touched with sorrow, How Happy to Be is a richly rewarding read about one woman’s escape from the pop culture noise of the twenty-first century.
“Katrina Onstad finds that magic place between fact and fiction and charms the reader with her discovery. A wonderful book.”
— Douglas Coupland, author Generation X and Worst. Person. Ever.