Almost Romance

What do a potentially cursed apartment building and the television series Grace and Frankie have in common? They brought together two real life people in a love story that was 30 years in the making. The heartwarming story unfolds in Nancy Balbirer's charming memoir Almost Romance. In her book, Balbirer tells the downright cinematic tale of how she finally realised her life-long best friend was also the person she was supposed to spend the rest of her life with. But before she could come to that realisation, the residents of her possibly cursed apartment building had to do a bit of well-meaning meddling first.

The Christie Affair

In December 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days, but when she returned she claimed to have no memory of what transpired during her time away. The real-life mystery has fascinated the author's fans for decades, and now it has inspired Nina de Gramont's twisty historical mystery, The Christie Affair. In Gramont's version of everts, Christie's disappearance is tied to her husband's mistress, Miss Nan O'Dea. The gripping story weaves together fact and fiction to produce a tale that has a historical backdrop, romance, mystery, and even a murder with a twist worthy of the famed writer herself.

Don't Cry for Me

Both heartbreaking and hopeful, Don't Cry for Me by Daniel Black is a story about Black fathers and sons told from the point-of-view of a man on his deathbed. Jacob has many regrets, not the least of which is how he treated his son, Isaac, when he told his father that he was not normal. While it's too late to repair his relationship with his son, Jacob knows that he can at least leave him with the full story of his family. Through a series of letters, Jacob tells his son all of the things he could never say to him in person, while also asking for his forgiveness.