Books about Solace

  1. Messages from the Masters: Tapping into the Power of Love

    by Brian L. Weiss
    Dr. Weiss shares messages from spiritual masters on the power of love and how to tap into it for healing and transformation.

    The true story of a prominent psychiatrist, his young patient, and the past-life therapy that changed both their lives. As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical ... (Goodreads)

  2. Love and Other Consolation Prizes

    by Jamie Ford
    An orphan's story of courage and resilience, finding love amidst hardship.

    From the bestselling author of, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle's epic 1909 World's Fair. ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Summer Book

    by Tove Jansson
    A grandmother and her granddaughter explore a remote summer island together, learning about life, love, and nature.

    An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. Gradually, the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and ... (Goodreads)

  4. The Sea

    by John Banville
    A man reflects on his past and reconciles his memories of youth with the present.

    The story is told by Max Morden, a self-aware, retired art historian attempting to reconcile himself to the deaths of those he loved as a child and as an adult. The novel is written as a reflective ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Stoner

    by John Williams
    An academic's life of quiet desperation, finding solace in literature.

    William Stoner is born on a small farm in 1891. After high school, the county agent advises he go to agriculture school. Stoner enrolls in the University of Missouri , where all agriculture students ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Among Others

    by Jo Walton
    A young girl navigates life after a traumatic event, finding solace in books and magic.

    The novel is presented as the diary of Morgana, a 15-year-old Welsh science fiction and fantasy fan, in 1979 and 1980. She and her twin sister Morwenna, both frequently using the nicknames "Mor" or ... (Wikipedia)

  7. A Man Called Ove

    by Fredrik Backman
    A humorous and heartwarming tale of an old man's life journey of redemption and second chances.

    "Ove is a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Road Home

    by Rose Tremain
    Lev, a migrant worker from Eastern Europe, travels to London in search of work and a better life.

    The story concerns Lev, a middle-aged immigrant who was recently widowed. He leaves his home, Auror, a village in an unspecified eastern European country, after the sawmill he works at closes down. ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Buchmendel

    by Stefan Zweig

    في هاتين القصتين يرسم زفايغ بلغة الفن أثر الحرب حتى في من لم يشارك فيها من خلال شخصيتين فريتين كلتاهما حبيسة عالم خاص بها وحدها ... (Goodreads)

  10. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

    by Jan-Philipp Sendker
    An epic search for the truth, discovering the power of love and the beauty of forgiveness.

    A poignant and inspirational love story set in Burma, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats spans the decades between the 1950s and the present. When a successful New York lawyer suddenly disappears without ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Knowledge of the Holy

    by A.W. Tozer
    A profound exploration of the attributes of God and the importance of knowing Him.

    This timeless gift breathes a spirit of devotion for all Christians, from those who are newly arrived to those who are committing themselves anew to Jesus Christ., The Knowledge of the Holy, by ... (Barnes & Noble)

  12. The Last Sin Eater

    by Francine Rivers
    A young girl's journey to discover the truth behind an ancient Appalachian ritual.

    The Last Sin Eater revolves around Cadi Forbes, ten-year-old girl who lives in a settlement community of Welsh Americans in the mid-1850s. Cadi carries a heavy burden of guilt and grief because of ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Mapping of Love and Death

    by Jacqueline Winspear
    A gripping mystery of espionage and murder set in the World War I era.

    The story opens in August 1914 in the Santa Ynez Valley in California. Michael Clifton—youngest son of an Englishman who had emigrated to America when he was in his late teens, in search of his ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Truce

    by Mario Benedetti
    A story of love and hope amidst the violence of the Uruguayan Civil War.

    The film opens on Martín Santomé's ( Héctor Alterio ) 49th birthday, a widower and the father of three children: the eldest, the embittered Esteban ( Luis Brandoni ); the caring middle-child Blanca ( ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Under the Volcano

    by Malcolm Lowry
    A day in the life of an alcoholic British consul in Mexico, struggling with his inner demons and relationships.

    Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Setting Sun

    by Osamu Dazai
    A family of aristocrats in post-WWII Japan struggles to adapt to a changing society and their own decline.

    After World War II, a small aristocratic family in Japan has lost all of their money. The family consists of three people: Kazuko, her brother Naoji, and their mother. Naoji is a soldier in the South ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Wildflower Hill

    by Kimberley Freeman
    A woman uncovers her grandmother's past in Tasmania, discovering secrets and a family legacy.

    Forced to take her life in a new direction when an injury ends her ballet career, Emma returns to her home in Australia and learns that she has inherited an isolated sheep station from a late ... (Goodreads)

  18. Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

    by Richard J. Foster
    A guide to various forms of prayer and how to cultivate a deeper relationship with God through prayer.

    Best-selling author Richard J. Foster offers a warm, compelling, and sensitive primer on prayer, helping us to understand, experience, and practice it in its many forms-from the simple prayer of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  19. Oscar And The Lady In Pink

    by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
    A powerful story of friendship between an elderly woman and a sick child.

    Voici les lettres adressées à Dieu par un enfant de dix ans. Elles ont été retrouvées par Mamie Rose, la « dame rose » qui vient lui rendre visite à l'hôpital pour enfants. Elles décrivent douze ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Book of Illusions

    by Paul Auster
    A grieving professor is transported on a journey of the past, unlocking secrets of his deceased wife.

    Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont Professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then one night, he stumbles upon a clip ... (Goodreads)

  21. Close Range: Wyoming Stories

    by Annie Proulx
    A collection of short stories set in the rural landscape of Wyoming, exploring the lives of its inhabitants.

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Shipping News and Accordion Crimes comes one of the most celebrated short story collections of our time. Annie Proulx's masterful ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. A Quiet Life in the Country

    by T.E. Kinsey
    A detective's investigation into mysterious events that threaten a quiet rural community.

    Revised edition: This edition of, A Quiet Life In The Country, includes editorial revisions. Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Samurai's Garden

    by Gail Tsukiyama
    A young man's journey of healing in a remote Japanese village.

    A 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent ... (Goodreads)

  24. Dora Bruder

    by Patrick Modiano
    A search for a missing Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Paris leads to an exploration of memory, identity, and the fragility of human life.

    The book starts when the author comes across a missing person ad in the Paris Soir newspaper on 31 December 1941 looking for Dora Bruder. She is a 15 year old Jewish girl. Mondiano starts his ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Looking for Alibrandi

    by Melina Marchetta
    A teenage Australian girl comes of age, navigating the challenges of cultural identity and family dynamics.

    The novel follows its protagonist, Josephine Alibrandi, the Australian Italian daughter of Italian immigrant parents. Josie lives in Sydney and attends a Catholic high school–where she is ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Lullabies for Little Criminals

    by Heather O'Neill
    A young girl's struggles to survive and find a place in a broken world.

    The novel revolves around the twelve-year-old protagonist named Baby and follows her for two years. Baby lives with her father Jules, who has a worsening heroin addiction. The two move frequently, to ... (Wikipedia)

  27. Owl Babies

    by Martin Waddell
    Three young owls worry and wait for their mother to come back home.

    This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their hole in the tree to find that their mother has gone, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return. At last ... (Goodreads)

  28. Russian Winter

    by Daphne Kalotay
    A former Bolshoi ballerina auctions off her jewelry, revealing secrets from her past in Stalinist Russia.

    Former Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya auctions off her jewelry collection and becomes overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, the friends she left behind amidst Stalinist aggression, and the dark ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Death of Bees

    by Lisa O'Donnell
    A teenage girl and her young brother struggle to survive after their parents' mysterious disappearance.

    After Marnie discovers the dead bodies of her parents, she and her sister decide against reporting the deaths to the police and instead bury their bodies. Reporting the death would mean social ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Magician's Elephant

    by Kate DiCamillo
    A mysterious elephant brings together a group of characters in a magical journey of discovery.

    In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected — and making the extraordinary come true. What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortuneteller's ... (Goodreads)

  31. Kitchen

    by Banana Yoshimoto
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery and healing, exploring the kitchen of her dreams.

    From Mikage's love of kitchens to her job as a culinary teacher's assistant to the multiple scenes in which food is merely present, Kitchen is a short window into the life of a young Japanese woman ... (Wikipedia)

  32. The Ice Palace

    by Tarjei Vesaas
    A young girl disappears in a small Norwegian village, and her friend searches for her in an icy wonderland.

    The vivacious 11-year-old Siss lives in a rural community in Norway. Her life is changed when the quiet girl Unn moves to the village to live with her aunt after the death of her unmarried mother. ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Ice

    by Anna Kavan
    A surreal and haunting tale of addiction, obsession, and a woman's search for escape in a frozen, apocalyptic world.

    In this haunting and surreal novel, the narrator and a man known as the warden search for an elusive girl in a frozen, seemingly post-nuclear, apocalyptic landscape. The country has been invaded and ... (Goodreads)

  34. My Friend Is Sad

    by Mo Willems
    Elephant Gerald tries to cheer up his best friend Piggie, who is feeling sad.

    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In My Friend is Sad , Gerald is sad. How ... (Goodreads)

  35. Mrs. Caliban

    by Rachel Ingalls
    A housewife's mundane life is turned upside down when she falls in love with a sea monster. A surreal and poignant exploration of loneliness and connection.

    In the quiet suburbs, while Dorothy is doing chores and waiting for her husband to come home from work, not in the least anticipating romance, she hears a strange radio announcement about a monster ... (Goodreads)

  36. Life After God

    by Douglas Coupland
    A collection of stories of searching for meaning in life after childhood faith.

    This collection of stories cuts through the hype of modern living, travelling inward to the elusive terrain of dreams and nightmares. ... (Goodreads)

  37. Winter Men

    by Jesper Bugge Kold
    Two brothers struggle to survive in post-WWII Denmark, haunted by their past and the atrocities they committed during the war.

    As the dark specter of the Nazis settles over Germany, two wealthy and educated brothers are suddenly thrust into the rising tide of war. Karl, a former soldier and successful businessman, dutifully ... (Goodreads)

  38. Oblomov

    by Ivan Goncharov
    A story of a man's struggle to break free from his life of stagnation and inactivity.

    The novel focuses on the life of the main character, Ilya Ilyich Oblomov. Oblomov is a member of the upper middle class and the son of a member of Russia's nineteenth-century landed gentry. Oblomov's ... (Wikipedia)

  39. The Hand That First Held Mine

    by Maggie O'Farrell
    An interweaving of two stories, exploring the complexities of love, friendship, and family.

    The story progresses in two different timelines. It tells the story of Lexie Sinclair, a young English woman who falls in love with magazine editor Innes Kent, after escaping from her stifling family ... (Wikipedia)

  40. Sweetland

    by Michael Crummey
    Moses Sweetland, the last resident of a dying Newfoundland island, refuses to leave, causing tension and introspection among the community.

    From the award-winning, bestselling author of Galore comes another unforgettable novel. By turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly sad, Sweetland is a deeply suspenseful story about one man's ... (Goodreads)

  41. أرض النفاق

    by يوسف السباعي

    هذه قصة النفاق والمنافقين وأرض النفاق ،قصة قد يكون فيها بعض الشطط وبعض الخيال ، ولقد كنت أنوي أن اختمها كما يختم كتاب القصة عادة قصصهم الخيالية على أنها حلم ، وعلى انى فتحت عينى فوجدت نفسى راقدا على ... (Goodreads)

  42. Fair and Tender Ladies

    by Lee Smith
    A series of letters from Ivy Rowe, a woman from the Appalachian Mountains, detailing her life, loves, and struggles.

    From Ivy Rowe's birth on Blue Star Mountain, her life is full of passion and longing as she writes letters to family and friends. Ivy's talent as a budding writer is recognized early on, but just as ... (Goodreads)

  43. Best Friends Forever

    by Jennifer Weiner
    Two childhood friends, now adults, navigate the ups and downs of their friendship and personal lives.

    From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes "a smart, witty fairy tale for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR). Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. The Moth Catcher

    by Ann Cleeves
    A murder mystery set in a quiet English village, where secrets and lies are uncovered by Detective Vera Stanhope.

    This case was different from anything Vera had ever worked before. Two bodies, connected but not lying together. And nothing made her feel as alive as murder. Life seems perfect in Valley Farm, a ... (Goodreads)

  45. Here If You Need Me

    by Kate Braestrup
    A memoir of a chaplain who finds solace in her work after the sudden death of her husband.

    Ten years ago, Kate Braestrup and her husband Drew were enjoying the life they shared together. They had four young children, and Drew, a Maine state trooper, would soon begin training to become a ... (Barnes & Noble)

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