The Unfortunates, Sophie McManus "She's about to tell him what she thinks when something stops her. He's long made an effort to hide his troubles, her son. How had she convinced herself that stowing away his troubles was as good as curing them? But who wants to believe her child is sick?...how desperate he is, how unsteady, what an incapable individual he's become. Someone must believe in him. It's his mother who must."
Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. Eileen can't help but dream of a calmer life, in a better neighborhood. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist , she thinks she's found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit.
Sweet bitter, A Novel- A lush, raw, thrilling novel of the senses about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant.
The After Party: A Novel - Anton DiSclafani. From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all.