| By Gale Staff |
Fate. Destiny. Free Will. Happenstance. Two of our March titles explore lives unfolding in strange and mysterious ways. And the third? A unique look at people and things (the red dye used in Franken Berry cereal!) that have left a memorable mark before departing for the hereafter. A thought-provoking selection to delight your large print fans.
In Five Years, by Rebecca Serle
It’s almost all too perfect. In one dizzying day, Dannie Cohan nails her job interview and accepts a marriage proposal from her impossibly perfect boyfriend. Her five-year plan was becoming reality. But with nightfall comes a dream putting her five years in the future, in a different apartment, beside a different man. Upon awakening, she’s back where she belongs but the ensuing years are plagued by the unpredictable nature of destiny.
“The writing is stunning; the concept is so original … I loved every page!”
– Beth O’Leary, author of Sunday Times bestseller The Flatshare
“… as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.”
– Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists
Mobituaries, by Mo Rocca and Jonathan Greenberg
Obituaries typically provide bite-sized life stories of individuals, both triumphant and tragic, covered in brief, unmemorable detail. Mo Rocca loves those narratives but feels too many have passed without appropriate fanfare. In Mobituaries, he digs deep with insightful essays on artists, entertainers, politicians and founding fathers—even dearly departed sports teams and countries.
“A spicy blend of humor, irony, wit, facts, fable, and heart.”
“Put this book in the hands of history buffs or anyone who loves a good laugh.”
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, by Kate Racculia
The oddities are endless in this spellbinding novel by Racculia, winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Tuesday Mooney and assorted eccentrics team up to compete in a citywide treasure hunt, at the behest of a local dying billionaire. Thrill seekers and escapists will delight in this foray to the extraordinary as the ragtag team pursues the prize, a share of immense wealth and infamy while facing painful ghosts from their past.
“Spooky, witty, and observant, Racculia’s novel of friendship and bigger-than-life aspirations is a treasure.”
“Racculia should win many new fans with this inspired effort.”
– Publishers Weekly