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Week of September 30, 2013

In Mitch Albom's latest novel, THE TIME KEEPER, the inventor of the world's first clock is punished for trying to measure God's greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Eventually, with his soul nearly broken, Father Time is granted his freedom, along with a magical hourglass and a mission: a chance to redeem himself by teaching two earthly people the true meaning of time.

Ann Leary, author of The Good House

THE GOOD HOUSE tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston’s North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother and grandmother. She’s also a raging alcoholic. Hildy’s family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place --- “if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday,” she advises “run for your life” --- and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem.