Books about Closeness

  1. The Five Love Languages of Children

    by Gary Chapman
    A guide to understanding and communicating with children through their primary emotional needs.

    More than 1 million sold! ,, You know you love your child. But how can you make sure, your child, knows it?, The #1, New York Times, bestselling, The 5 Love Languages®, has helped millions of couples ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Two by Two

    by Nicholas Sparks
    A man struggles to balance his career and family life when his wife leaves him, forcing him to become a single father to his young daughter.

    In this, New York Times, bestseller, a single father discovers the true nature of unconditional love when a new chance at happiness turns his world upside down. At 32, Russell Green has it all: a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. Every Day

    by David Levithan
    A story of love, identity and acceptance, as a person wakes up in a different body each day.

    Every Day is about the story of A, a person who wakes up occupying a different body each day. As described by Frank Bruni of The New York Times , "A. doesn't have a real name, presumably because they ... (Wikipedia)

  4. More All-of-a-Kind Family

    by Sydney Taylor
    Follow the adventures of a Jewish family in early 20th century New York City.

    Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertrude are five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1912. The book follows them through a year of their childhood, as they deal with mundane ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama

    by Alison Bechdel
    An exploration of identity and family dynamics, as a daughter seeks to understand her mother.

    A graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, ... (Goodreads)

  6. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

    by John Piper
    Examination of the joys of Christian hedonism, finding pleasure in doing God's will.

    Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. In this paradigm-shattering classic, newly revised and expanded, John Piper reveals that the debate ... (Goodreads)

  7. In Her Shoes

    by Jennifer Weiner
    Two very different sisters discover how to understand each other and the power of family.

    Rose and Maggie Feller are two young sisters who share little in common except their shoe size. Rose is the eldest and has been watching after Maggie since they were young children and their mother ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Late Nights on Air

    by Elizabeth Hay
    A group of radio broadcasters in the Canadian North grapple with love, loss, and the power of communication in the 1970s.

    The eagerly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of A Student of Weather and Garbo Laughs . Harry Boyd, a hard-bitten refugee from failure in Toronto television, has returned to a small ... (Goodreads)

  9. The Best We Could Do

    by Thi Bui
    A family's journey of remembrance, reflecting on the immigrant experience.

    National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist, ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection, ALA 2018 ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. The Sorrows of Young Werther

    by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    A young man's struggle to reconcile his intense emotions with the realities of society.

    This is Goethe's first novel, published in 1774. Written in diary form, it tells the tale of an unhappy, passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte, the wife of a friend - a man who he ... (Goodreads)

  11. Be with Me

    by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    A young woman struggles with her past and present while falling in love with a man who has his own secrets.

    Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got ... (Goodreads)

  12. A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

    by Roland Barthes
    A collection of fragments exploring the language of love, its complexities, and the emotions it evokes.

    A Lover's Discourse , at its 1978 publication, was revolutionary: Roland Barthes made unprecedented use of the tools of structuralism to explore the whimsical phenomenon of love. Rich with references ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

    by Diane Chamberlain
    A young woman's journey to uncover her past, revealing secrets of her family history.

    In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes ... (Goodreads)

  14. Love

    by Toni Morrison
    A complex and layered exploration of love, its many forms, and the ways in which it shapes our lives.

    Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison’s spellbinding new novel is a Faulknerian symphony of passion and hatred, power and perversity, color and class that spans three generations of black women in a ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God

    by John Eldredge
    Exploring the depths of spiritual life, uncovering a passionate relationship with God.

    The God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart. As we draw closer to Him, we must choose to let go of other "less-wild lovers," such as perfectionistic ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Knitting Circle

    by Ann Hood
    A group of women come together to knit and share their stories of loss, grief, and healing.

    After the sudden loss of her only child, Mary Baxter joins a knitting circle in Providence, Rhode Island, as a way to fill the empty hours and lonely days. The women welcome her, each teaching Mary a ... (Goodreads)

  17. When God Writes Your Love Story

    by Eric Ludy
    A Christian guide to finding true love, emphasizing the importance of waiting for God's perfect timing and plan.

    In their most popular book, bestselling authors Eric and Leslie Ludy challenge singles to take a fresh approach to relationships in a culture where love has been replaced by cheap sensual passion. ... (Goodreads)

  18. The God Chasers: "My Soul Follows Hard After Thee"

    by Tommy Tenney
    A call to pursue a deeper relationship with God, seeking His presence and experiencing His power in everyday life.

    Meet Tommy Tenney - God chaser. Join him in his search for God. Follow him as he ignores the maze of religious tradition and finds himself, not chasing God, but to his utter amazement, caught by the ... (Goodreads)

  19. Charly

    by Jack Weyland
    Charly, a college student, falls in love with a returned missionary. They navigate their relationship while dealing with personal struggles and societal pressures.

    Meet Sam, the straitlaced computer-science major from Brigham Young University. And then meet Charly, the sparkling, quick-witted girl who steps into his world and turns it upside down. Their ... (Goodreads)

  20. Delicacy

    by David Foenkinos
    A young widow navigates the complexities of love and loss, finding solace in unexpected places.

    Nathalie, a young attractive woman is in love with a young attractive man, François. He proposes and they marry (portrayed in something resembling a ‘dream’ sequence), honeymoon, and are immediately ... (Wikipedia)

  21. The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss

    by Anderson Cooper
    A candid conversation between a mother and son, exploring their past and present.

    A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, that offers timeless wisdom and a revealing ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. My One and Only

    by Kristan Higgins
    Harper falls for her ex-husband's cousin, Nick, while searching for her father. But can she trust him?

    Just when she thought she had life, and, love all figured out... Divorce attorney Harper James can't catch a break. Bad enough that she runs into her ex-hubby, Nick, at her sister's destination ... (Goodreads)

  23. Sweet Bean Paste

    by Durian Sukegawa
    An elderly woman's story of redemption, exploring life's hardships and joys.

    Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Edge of Never

    by J.A. Redmerski
    A young woman embarks on a spontaneous road trip with a stranger, discovering love and healing from past traumas along the way.

    Discover the beloved, New York Times, bestseller about two lost souls who embark on an epic road trip and find love along the way. A New York Times, USA Today , and Wall Street Journal bestselling ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. On Love

    by Alain de Botton
    A philosophical exploration of love, exploring its nature and forms.

    "The longing for a destiny is nowhere stronger than in our romantic life" we are told at the outset of Alain de Botton's On Love, a hip, charming, and devastatingly witty rumination on the thrills ... (Goodreads)

  26. Evening Class

    by Maeve Binchy
    A group of strangers come together to learn Italian, forging relationships, finding love and understanding.

    Among the many evening classes starting all over Dublin is an 'Introduction to Italian'. On the surface it could be just one of hundreds in which some students will succeed and some will fall along ... (Goodreads)

  27. Loving Mr. Daniels

    by Brittainy C. Cherry
    High school student, Ashlyn, falls in love with her music teacher, Mr. Daniels, and they navigate the challenges of their forbidden relationship.

    To Whom it May Concern, It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates. When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find ... (Goodreads)

  28. Every Seventh Wave

    by Daniel Glattauer

    1.) Sie kennen Emmi Rothner und Leo Leike? Dann haben Sie also Gut gegen Nordwind gelesen, jene ungewöhnliche Liebesgeschichte, in der sich zwei Menschen, die einander nie gesehen haben, per E-Mail ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Middle Place

    by Kelly Corrigan
    An exploration of family, faith, and the healing power of love.

    Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Corrigan opens her memoir with these words: "The thing you need to know about me is that I am George Corrigan's daughter, his only daughter." She continues ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Reckoning

    by Beverly Lewis
    Shunned by her community, a young woman returns home to confront the secrets of her past and reconcile with her family.

    Katherine Mayfield, die nuwe eienaar van die Mayfield-landgoed, het haar lewe lank van ’n luukse lewe gedroom. Maar soos die jare verbygaan, mis sy haar Amish-gesin en dierbare vriendin Mary ... (Goodreads)

  31. Sabtu Bersama Bapak

    by Adhitya Mulya

    “Hai, Satya! Hai, Cakra!” Sang Bapak melambaikan tangan. “Ini Bapak. Iya, benar kok, ini Bapak. Bapak cuma pindah ke tempat lain. Gak sakit. Alhamdulillah, berkat doa Satya dan Cakra. … Mungkin Bapak ... (Goodreads)

  32. Unspoken

    by Dee Henderson
    A gripping tale of a missing person investigation, with a touch of romance and faith.

    Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history. The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long ... (Barnes & Noble)

  33. سقف الكفاية

    by محمد حسن علوان

    صرتُ أعتقد أن فقداني للكتابة والوطن وأمي لم تكن إلا محاولاتٍ مني لفقد أشياء أخرى غيركِ. أردتُ أن يجتمع الحزن على الحزن فيمتزج بعضها مع بعض حتى تندثر معالم حزنكِ الأول. ربما صدَّقني بعضهم وأنا أقول له ... (Goodreads)

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