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Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

I just finished a book that I really liked called Pictures of You, by Caroline Leavitt.  The plot surrounds a major tragedy involving two women fleeing their marriages who collide on a foggy night.  You can find this book on the Kindle or in print for a pretty inexpensive price.

When I first read the book description, I thought it was going to be really depressing and sappy.  I was proved wrong.  It does cover a lot of the emotions that follow death, but also shows how the survivors find their way back to some sense of normal again.  They also explore new life directions that are very rewarding in the long run.

Leavitt does a really good job in making the characters real.  You can truly feel the characters’ joy and grief.  One woman in the collision does not survive.  She leaves behind a husband and son.  The son is severely asthmatic.  You really get a true picture of how much he suffered from his illness, and how he handles his mother’s death.

Now on to happier times.  The son finds his niche with photography.  The woman who survives the accident begins to heal.  It has been awhile since I’ve been sucked into a good book that has this much depth.

So if you like stories about triumph over adversity, this one would be a good one to try.  Pictures of You has received highly favorable reviews from both critics and general reviewers.

Susan Henderson

“This is a deeply satisfying read that shows the many facets of love. Examining the survivors of a fatal car crash, Leavitt explores grief, guilt, secrets, and disappointments in a cast of sympathetic characters who become so entangled, it’s not clear to anyone what decisions are the right ones to make. I highly recommend this book, which feels like an easy read and yet works profoundly on the soul. “

Daily Deals: Pictures of You and Monopoly

Pictures of You

You can gel Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt  just for $0.99. Award-winning author Caroline Leavitt’s novel of redemption and self-discovery begins with a fatal car crash and ends with a question: “How well do we really know those we love—and how do we forgive the unforgivable?”

Here are some reviews:

The Boston Globe describes Pictures of You “as part literary mystery, part domestic drama, and part psychological examination,” and, indeed, the novel kept most critics on their toes the entire time. A novel of loss, redemption, forgiveness, and self-discovery, the intertwining stories grapple not only with the tragedy but also with the mystery of April’s hasty departure from her family. Reviewers commented that what could have been a maudlin, predictable storyline instead becomes fresh with Leavitt’s direct, unsentimental writing; her you-are-here details; and her fully convincing characters. Readers who enjoy both fine storytelling and writing will be sure to savor this novel. – Bookmarks Magazine

In Leavitt’s (Girls in Trouble, 2005) compelling new novel, a car crash provides the catalyst for an examination of how well we know the people we love. April and Isabelle, both fleeing their marriages, collide on a foggy, deserted stretch of road. Only Isabelle survives, and though blameless, she is haunted by guilt. In search of healing, she finds herself drawn to Charlie and Sam, April’s grief-stricken husband and son. Complicated relationships develop, and Leavitt thoughtfully handles friendship and romance in scenes of emotional resonance. She understands the ache of loss, the elusiveness of forgiveness, and the triteness of words like “closure.” An expert storyteller, Leavitt alternates perspective among her three leading characters, providing insight into the thoughts, secrets, and dreams that they withhold from each other. Whether these individuals will arrive at happiness separately or together is the question that drives the narrative, and the reader, forward as Leavitt teases suspense out of the greatest mystery of all—the workings of the human heart. –Patty Wetli

MONOPOLYMonopoly is a game for your Kindle Fire or any other Android device.

Legend has it that the modern version of the MONOPOLY board game was invented during the Depression by an unemployed man named Charles Darrow. Rebuffed by the major game companies of the time, he published it himself–and it went on to become perhaps the world’s most popular board game.

Now, in the 21st century, you can play the same classic game of MONOPOLY on your Kindle Fire. And it’s a ton of fun.

Amass Your Fortune

So, do you like to buy Boardwalk and Park Place and hope to make it big on a few unlucky rolls by your opponent? Or is your strategy to go with the Green, Red, or Yellow properties and slowly bleed your adversaries dry? However you like to play MONOPOLY, you’ll love playing the Android version.

Single-Player Fun

One of the great things about playing the digital version of MONOPOLY is that you don’t have to track down someone willing to take you on–you can match your business acumen against the computer any time you feel like it. Set the AI opponent at three levels of difficulty, so you’ll always get a challenge (or if you prefer, an easy win). Of course, it’s much more fun to switch to Pass ‘N Play mode, just so you can see your rivals’ faces when you crush them.

Smooth, Intuitive Interface

This is quite simply a great-looking, well-designed app. Just pick your favorite piece, shake your device to roll the dice, and you’re off. Tap the screen to zoom in and examine the details of any space or property. Turn the board with a quick swipe. Your money and properties are automatically tracked for you. All you need to do is scheme your way to economic domination.

The Game You Know and Love

There are also many options regarding your money, how many houses you need to buy to create a MONOPOLY, theme music, and more. Just set up the type of game you like to play and get to it.

Are you ready to become a real-estate tycoon? Aiming to be the next Bill Gates or Warren Buffett? Show everyone your true financial genius with MONOPOLY for Android.