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Closed Casket

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ISBN10 : 0062458841

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Hercule Poirot, the world's most famous detective, returns in this ingenious, stylish, and altogether delicious mystery from the author of the instant bestseller The Monogram Murders. "What I intend to say to you will come as a shock..." With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford -- one of the world's most beloved children's authors -- springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among Lady Playford's visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited -- until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why -- when the crime is committed despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it -- does the identity of the victim make no sense at all? Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is "as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, The New York Times Book Review).

Closed Casket

Author : Sophie Hannah,Agatha Christie

ISBN10 : 0062458841

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 468

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Book Summary: Hercule Poirot, the world's most famous detective, returns in this ingenious, stylish, and altogether delicious mystery from the author of the instant bestseller The Monogram Murders. "What I intend to say to you will come as a shock..." With these words, Lady Athelinda Playford -- one of the world's most beloved children's authors -- springs a surprise on the lawyer entrusted with her will. As guests arrive for a party at her Irish mansion, Lady Playford has decided to cut off her two children without a penny . . . and leave her vast fortune to someone else: an invalid who has only weeks to live. Among Lady Playford's visitors are two strangers: the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and Inspector Edward Catchpool of Scotland Yard. Neither knows why he has been invited -- until Poirot begins to wonder if Lady Playford expects a murder. But why does she seem so determined to provoke a killer? And why -- when the crime is committed despite Poirot's best efforts to stop it -- does the identity of the victim make no sense at all? Addictive, ferociously clever, and packed with clues, wit, and murder, Closed Casket is a triumph from the author whose work is "as tricky as anything written by Agatha Christie" (Alexander McCall Smith, The New York Times Book Review).

Peti Tertutup (Closed Casket)

Author : Sophie Hannah

ISBN10 : 6020389928

Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Number of Pages : 440

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: “Apa yang hendak kusampaikan ini akan membuatmu kaget ” Dengan ucapan itu, Lady Athelinda Playford––salah satu penulis buku anak-anak yang paling dicintai––membuat kaget pengacara yang dipercaya untuk mengurus surat wasiatnya. Ketika para tamu berdatangan ke pesta di rumah megahnya, Lady Playford memutuskan untuk mencoret kedua anaknya dari surat wasiat dan tidak mewariskan sepeser pun. Harta kekayaannya yang banyak itu diberikan kepada orang lain: orang invalid yang hidupnya tinggal beberapa minggu lagi. Di antara tamu-tamu Lady Playford ada dua orang asing: Hercule Poirot, sang detektif Belgia yang terkenal, dan Inspektur Edward Catchpool dari Scotland Yard. Keduanya tidak tahu kenapa mereka diundang sampai Poirot mulai bertanya-tanya apakah Lady Playford sedang menunggu terjadinya pembunuhan. Tapi kenapa dia tampaknya begitu ingin memancing-mancing si pembunuh? Dan ketika hal itu benar-benar terjadi, walaupun Poirot sudah berusaha keras mencegahnya, kenapa identitas si korban terasa tidak masuk akal?

The Special Service Worship Architect

Author : Constance M. Cherry

ISBN10 : 1441242872

Publisher : Baker Books

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Religion

Viewed : 577

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Book Summary: This book takes the principles found in Constance Cherry's successful The Worship Architect--in which she provided dynamic blueprints for designing worship services--and applies them to special services in the life of the church. Cherry, a worship professor and practitioner, offers theological reflection, practical guidance, and suggested resources to help worship leaders and ministry students in training to create meaningful special services related to the sacraments, life passages, and other occasions. Cherry sets forth a process concerning worship design for special services and demonstrates how this process is conducive to virtually any style of worship practiced today in a myriad of Christian communities. She includes a model order for each service type, including weddings, funerals, baptisms, child dedications, Holy Communion, and more. The book not only explains what leaders do in order to preside at special services and how to do it, but also why they make certain choices. Each chapter includes discussion questions, practical exercises, and a basic glossary.

If I Could Tell You

Author : Elizabeth Wilhide

ISBN10 : 1524704075

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: “A marvelous work of historical fiction, beautifully crafted and inhabited by morally complex and fully realized characters... compelling, immersive, and utterly impossible to put down.” —Jennifer Chiaverini, New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker Anna Karenina meets World War II, a novel of love, war, and the resilience of one woman's spirit England, 1939: Julia Compton has a beautifully well-ordered life. Once a promising pianist, she now has a handsome husband, a young son she adores, and a housekeeper who takes care of her comfortable home. Then, on the eve of war, a film crew arrives in her coastal town. She falls in love. The consequences are devastating. Penniless, denied access to her son, and completely unequipped to fend for herself, she finds herself adrift in wartime London with her lover, documentary filmmaker Dougie Birdsall. While Dougie seeks truth wherever he can find it, Julia finds herself lost. As the German invasion looms and bombs rain down on the city, she faces a choice—succumb to her fate, or fight to forge a new identity in the heat of war.

Midwinter Murder

Author : Agatha Christie

ISBN10 : 0063055481

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1028

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Book Summary: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "Reading a perfectly plotted Agatha Christie is like crunching into a perfect apple: that pure, crisp, absolute satisfaction.” —Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of the Dublin Murder Squad novels An all-new collection of winter-themed stories from the Queen of Mystery, just in time for the holidays—including the original version of “Christmas Adventure,” never before released in the United States! There’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter . . . It’s the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fire with these wintry whodunits from the legendary Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned meals and mysterious guests. This chilling compendium of short stories—some featuring beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple—is an essential omnibus for Christie fans and the perfect holiday gift for mystery lovers. “Agatha Christie [is] the maestro of murder tales.” —People

The Mystery of Three Quarters

Author : Sophie Hannah

ISBN10 : 0062792458

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 842

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Book Summary: The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot—the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket—returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930. “We Agatha Christie fans read her stories--and particularly her Poirot novels--because the mysteries are invariably equal parts charming and ingenious, dark and quirky and utterly engaging. Sophie Hannah had a massive challenge in reviving the beloved Poirot, and she met it with heart and no small amount of little grey cells. I was thrilled to see the Belgian detective in such very, very good hands. Reading The Monogram Murders was like returning to a favorite room of a long-lost home.” — Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage. Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy... Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?

How to Hold a Grudge

Author : Sophie Hannah

ISBN10 : 1982111445

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Self-Help

Viewed : 1665

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Book Summary: NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME MAGAZINE The first and only comprehensive examination of the universal but widely misunderstood practice of grudge-holding that will show you how to use grudges to be your happiest, most optimistic, and most forgiving self. Secretly, we all hold grudges, but most of us probably think we shouldn’t, and many of us deny that we do. To bear a grudge is too negative, right? Shouldn’t we just forgive and move on? Wrong, says self-appointed grudge guru Sophie Hannah, in her groundbreaking and irreverent self-help guide. Yes, it’s essential to think positively if we want to live happy lives, but even more crucial is how we get to the positive. Denying our negative emotions and experiences is likely to lead only to more pain, conflict, and stress. What if our grudges are good for us? What if we could embrace them, and use them to help ourselves and others, instead of feeling ashamed of our inability to banish negative emotions and memories from our lives? With contributions from expert psychotherapists as well as extracts from her own extensive catalog of grudges, Sophie Hannah investigates the psychological origins of grudges and also offers not-so-obvious insights into how we should acknowledge—and embrace—them in order to improve the quality of our interpersonal relationships and senses of self. Grudges do not have to fill us with hate or make us toxic, bitter, and miserable. If we approach the practice of grudge-holding in an enlightened way, it will do the opposite—we will become more forgiving. Practical, compassionate, and downright funny, How to Hold a Grudge reveals everything we need to know about the many different forms of grudge, the difference between a grudge and not-a-grudge (not as obvious as it seems), when we should let a grudge go, and how to honor a grudge and distill lessons from it that will turn us into better, happier people—for our own benefit and for the sake of spreading good and limiting harm in the world.

A Killer in King's Cove

Author : Iona Whishaw

ISBN10 : 1771511990

Publisher : TouchWood Editions

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1922

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Book Summary: A smart and enchanting postwar mystery that will appeal to fans of the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. It is 1946, and war-weary young ex-intelligence officer Lane Winslow leaves London to look for a fresh start. When she finds herself happily settled into a sleepy hamlet in the interior of British Columbia surrounded by a suitably eclectic cast of small-town characters she feels like she may finally be able to put her past to rest. But then a body is discovered, the victim of murder, and although she works alongside the town’s inspectors Darling and Ames to discover who might have possibly have motivation to kill, she unknowingly casts doubt on herself. As the investigation reveals facts that she has desperately tried to keep a secret, it threatens to pull her into a vortex of even greater losses than the ones she has already endured. A clever postwar mystery that will appeal to fans the Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear or the Bess Crawford series by Charles Todd.

American Cultural Theatre 2020 Volume 1

Author : William Stewart

ISBN10 : 1649525273

Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.

Number of Pages : 134

Category : Drama

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Book Summary: This book has four poems. I write my poem for special and feeling in the moments of my life experience. There are four plays that focused on the culture of twenty-first-century life. The first is called "Trolley to the Border." The path that some life takes and intercept the set at San Diego America Plaza trolley station. I try to honor Henrik Ibsen, the artist style, to focus on the social norm. The second play highlight the life, success, and struggles of Arthur Ashe. It's called "World Citizen: King of the Court." In this play, I try to honor the amazing style of Emily Mann and her ability to use documentary and make creative and entertaining theater. The third play is called "Crime Unpunished." It focused on four friends' journeys with sexual abuse, suicide, healing, and building a healthy relationship. In this play, I tried to honor Lloyd Richards and his ability to take on very challenging works. The four play is called Remember...If It Happened? This a journey of a modern-day person on how he finds the history of his name and that he is part Native American. That opens up a spiritual connection that leads to seeing the world differently. In this, I try to honor the fun imagination of William Shakespeare.

Embracing the Teardrops

Author : Patricia Myers

ISBN10 : 1462872352

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 112

Category : Self-Help

Viewed : 850

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Book Summary: Embracing the Teardrops: A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Funeral That Is Dignified, Memorable, and Affordable guides the reader through one of lifes most difficult experiences: handling the death, final arrangements, and funeral of a loved one. This clear, concise, and compact book provides valuable advice on such vitally important topics as handling essential paperwork, meeting with a funeral director, choosing the type and location of the funeral service, and arranging transportation if death occurs far from home. If you arent sure what to do or where to turn after the passing of a loved one, this handy little guidebook will tell you everything you need to know, not just immediately following the death, but in the weeks and months beyond.

Bear

Author : MariaLisa deMora

ISBN10 : 0990447359

Publisher : MLK Publishing

Number of Pages : 450

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1762

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Book Summary: Rob Crew had everything he ever wanted, and lost it all. Drifting through life, he’s almost given up, taking pleasure in only two things: Making music, and crafting custom motorcycles. Davis Mason, president of the Rebel Wayfarers has different plans, and slowly Rob makes his way through his pain and back to life. Then he meets HER, and finds another reason to live. Full description: Rob Crew had purpose in his life. He was a devoted husband, doting father, and committed Navy man…then his life changed forever. Cast adrift, he finds friendships in the Rebel Wayfarers Motorcycle Club and fulfillment as he transitions into the role of loyal and supportive club member. He becomes Bear, a man who fills an important position in this brotherhood of bikers. A caregiver by nature, Eddie’s chosen career focuses on helping the most vulnerable – advocating for those with special needs. Surrounded by loving friends and well away from her controlling family, she is content with what she considers her full and satisfying life…until she meets Bear, an enforcer for the local MC. Even through their encounters are brief, and she's sworn to never again be involved in the MC lifestyle, she can’t make herself forget the pain in his eyes as he turned away from her. Their lives intersect at surprising intervals, each contact underscoring the strong attraction and connection they share. Can Eddie convince Bear that it is okay to move past his pain and love again? Will he give in to his desire for her in time? 18+ due to explicit content. *Please note this book is part of the Rebel Wayfarers MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: Mica (book #1), Slate (book #2), Bear (book #3), Jase (book #4), Gunny (book #5), Mason (book #6), Hoss (book #7), Duck (book #8), Watcher (book #9), Bones (book #10), Fury (book #11), and Cassie (book #12).

Rest in Peace

Author : Gary Laderman

ISBN10 : 0199881243

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 296

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1579

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Book Summary: Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against it? In Rest in Peace, Gary Laderman traces the origins of American funeral rituals, from the evolution of embalming techniques during and after the Civil War and the shift from home funerals to funeral homes at the turn of the century, to the increasing subordination of priests, ministers, and other religious figures to the funeral director throughout the twentieth century. In doing so he shows that far from manipulating vulnerable mourners, as Jessica Mitford claimed in her best-selling The American Way of Death (1963), funeral directors are highly respected figures whose services reflect the community's deepest needs and wishes. Indeed, Laderman shows that funeral directors generally give the people what they want when it is time to bury our dead. He reveals, for example, that the open casket, often criticized as barbaric, provides a deeply meaningful moment for friends and family who must say goodbye to their loved one. But he also shows how the dead often come back to life in the popular imagination to disturb the peace of the living. Drawing upon interviews with funeral directors, major historical events like the funerals of John F. Kennedy and Rudolf Valentino, films, television, newspaper reports, proposals for funeral reform, and other primary sources, Rest in Peace cuts through the rhetoric to show us the reality--and the real cultural value--of the American funeral.

Christian Worship

Author : Franklin M. Segler,Randall Bradley

ISBN10 : 1433669099

Publisher : B&H Publishing Group

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Religion

Viewed : 926

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Book Summary: Christian Worship (revised and expanded in this third edition) is the complete reference handbook on the meaning, expression, and conducting of worship, from its foundational elements to the very latest contemporary issues. Taking into account cultural and denominational differences, this broad resource clearly directs all church members in the number one priority of worshipping God. Among the subjects addressed are: Banners and Symbolism (Do they have a place in worship?); Children in Worship; Copyright Laws (Does your church comply?); Drama; and Elements of Worship (What are the specific roles of music, prayer, Scripture reading, baptism, preaching, and the Lord’s Supper?).

Made in Sicily - Born in Brooklyn

Author : Nicole Scarcella

ISBN10 : 9781463412876

Publisher : AuthorHouse

Number of Pages : 408

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1119

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Book Summary: Made in Sicily is a touching story about life growing up in a Sicilian-American family in Brooklyn during the 40s and 50's. It describes Nicole’s parents before her birth, her extraordinarily happy childhood, and follows the rhythm of her life as she comes of age, meets and marries the man of her dreams, the grief when he becomes ill, the anguish and sorrow after his unfortunate death, and the pain of transition and strength of mind after his passing.

The Monster Trilogy

Author : RM Vaughan

ISBN10 : 1770561609

Publisher : Coach House Books

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Drama

Viewed : 1210

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Book Summary: Ogres, trolls, demons – monsters, like violence, are always represented as male. Not this time. Celebrated playwright RM Vaughan gives us, in three one-act monologues, three very monstrous women. In A Visitation by St Teresa of Avila upon Constable Margaret Chance, we meet a middle-aged police officer whose world view is determined by her obsession with race, bloodlines and genetic determinism. The Susan Smith Tapes (made into a film for CBC and Showcase by Jeremy Podeswa) shows the famous American who drowned her two young sons trying to recapture the public's attention by auditioning for talk shows. And Dead Teenagers introduces us to a frustrated reverend unhealthily addicted to the spectacle of large funerals for murdered children.

Complicated Grieving and Bereavement

Author : Gerry R Cox,Robert A Bendiksen,Robert G Stevenson

ISBN10 : 1351845349

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 328

Category : Psychology

Viewed : 1756

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Book Summary: Losses may provide a turning point where an individual faces personal and social choices. Still, one may derive significance through the experience of loss, while another may encounter bereavement with less consequence. "Complicated Grieving and Bereavement: Understanding and Treating People Experiencing Loss" examines complicated grief in special populations, including the mentally ill, POW-MIA survivors, the differentially-abled, suicide survivors, bereaved children, those experiencing death at birth, death in schools, and palliative-care death.

Separated By Duty, United In Love (revised):

Author : Shellie Vandevoorde

ISBN10 : 0806534915

Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Family & Relationships

Viewed : 671

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Book Summary: Where Can You Turn. . .? . . .when the bills are due, the kids are acting out, loneliness and doubt are creeping into your quiet hours--and you're handling it all alone? If your partner is in the military, these challenges may be the greatest that your relationship will ever face. Now is the time you need answers, resources, and understanding. This is the book that will give them to you. Military wife and U.S. Army veteran Shellie Vandevoorde has penned a practical, compassionate guide to help military couples cope with the separation of active deployment. Now updated and expanded, Separated by Duty, United in Love is infused with her years of experience, offering sound and comforting advice from someone who's been there. Vandevoorde explores real-life issues and shares invaluable insights on the best ways to: • Keep the lines of communication open while your partner is away • Address your children's fears as you cope with your own • Juggle finances and other household duties • Find the balance you desperately need • Cope with post-traumatic stress, injury and other challenges when a spouse returns from war • Utilize military resources and support groups to help yourself through the toughest times You are not alone. Separated by Duty, United in Love gives you the tools and the encouragement you need to help your military relationship survive--and thrive.

The Legacy of One

Author : Gail Prentice

ISBN10 : 1645153959

Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 607

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Book Summary: Tears were flowing from her eyes, and Suzanne was right there with more tissues. The tenderest eyes Heather had ever seen were peering at her and also trickling with tears of compassion. "How old are you honey?" Suzanne asked. "I am twenty going on twelve, I think," she smiled, choking back a sob. "At least that is what Mom keeps saying. I know that I really messed up." Abandoned, afraid, and destitute, Heather faces danger, fear, and death. Then she finds hope, love, and true compassion from strangers who could look beyond the circumstances. In a whirlwind of events, one girl is ripped from her home and dragged through a harrowing chain of events that could only end horribly. The love, concern, and witness of a special woman touch untold numbers of lives in this riveting book. The Legacy of One will demonstrate the power of her witness and how one individual's witness for Jesus impacts so many lives.

Now That You Mention It

Author : Kristan Higgins

ISBN10 : 1488029261

Publisher : HQN Books

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 346

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Book Summary: "The kind of book I enjoy the most—sparkling characters, fast-moving plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue. A winner!" —New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on If You Only Knew New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back. Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments. With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant, a wild-child sister in jail and a withdrawn teenage niece as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was, Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. Balancing loss and opportunity, dark events from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.