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Week of November 7, 2011

THE BRAVE by Nicholas Evans tells the story of Tom Bedford, who moves to Hollywood with his sister when she falls in love with a suave TV cowboy. But after a shocking act of violence, Tom’s life is destroyed. And when his estranged son is charged with murder many years later, he is forced to confront his painful past.

In Elin Hilderbrand's SILVER GIRL, Meredith Delinn loses everything after her husband is caught in an elaborate scam. She goes to Nantucket with her childhood friend to escape, but when someone from her past reemerges, Meredith must come face to face with the life she could have had.

The Brave by Nicholas Evans

October 2010

Nicholas Evans has been a favorite author of mine for years. He writes brilliantly about human emotion and the human spirit. While he is best known for THE HORSE WHISPERER, I still am haunted by the story in THE DIVIDE, which brilliantly explored the unraveling of a marriage. There are lines he has written there that are brutally honest and refreshingly stark and bold. In each of his books, he treads into relationships that work only because he is brave enough to go there. And thinking of this, I realize how apt it is that his new book is called THE BRAVE.