Before Ever After
by Samantha Sotto
Shelley Gallus is still grieving for her husband Max who died three years ago, when a man named Paolo shows up claiming to be her husband’s 32-year-old grandson. He reveals that her husband is very much alive and well, living on the other side of the world. As they go off to meet him, Shelley reminisces how she and Max met. Along the way, she becomes doubtful of the man she thought she knew so well, and she finds herself on a quest on love and life.
by Neil Abramson
Helena Colden is a veterinarian who dies of breast cancer and fears dealing with the souls of the many animals she has euthanised. Meanwhile, her grief-stricken husband David struggles to carry on with life, caring for his late wife’s beloved animals. He gets involved in a court case to save Cindy, a chimpanzee who may just hold the answers to the mysteries of human and animal consciousness.
The Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Themed in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves is only open after dark. Two young magicians compete fiercely against each other under the watch of their eccentric guardians. As the heat rises, they fall headfirst into a deep, magical love and yearn for nothing more than for the game to finish.
by Paulo Coelho
Despite his worldly successes, bestselling author Coelho finds himself unhappy and dissatisfied, and thus commits to a two month trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway. He meets a young violinist named Hilal whom he feels he has had a past connection to. The journey Coelho reveals is powerful, personal and insightful, opening the door and illuminating the path to many different possibilities—and not just for him.