Multcolib My Librarian Alison: Epiphany Fic

The Buried Giant
The Buried Giant By Ishiguro, Kazuo (Book - 20150303 ) ON ORDER On order Availability details

Annotation:In an age when chivalry is, if not dead, then at least forgotten, an elderly couple makes their way across a ravaged landscape on a quest to reclaim their beloved son. This is such an odd and beautiful combination of adventure, psychological drama and a study of love, forgiveness, companionship and death. This book will very likely find its way to my top picks for 2015.

The Plover
The Plover A Novel By Doyle, Brian (Book - 2014 ) FICTION DOYLE 2014 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 7 on 21 copies

Annotation:Declan, who first appears in Doyle's Mink River, goes to sea hoping to escape the demands of others and ends up taking on passenger after passenger.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving A Novel By Evison, Jonathan (Book - 2012 ) FICTION EVISON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver, but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for and soon the two embark on a road trip to visit the boy's ailing father.

Philosophy Made Simple
Philosophy Made Simple A Novel By Hellenga, Robert (Book - 2006 ) FICTION HELLENGA Available in some locations

Annotation: In what he interprets as a moment of transcendent vision, a recently widowed man puts the family home up for sale and buys an avocado grove in Texas. While adapting to his new vocation, new home, and new friends, Rudy takes up a book-Philosophy Made Simple-and begins to struggle with Plato and Aristotle, Hume and Schopenhauer.

The Good Luck of Right Now
The Good Luck of Right Now A Novel By Quick, Matthew (Book - 2014 ) FICTION QUICK 2014 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 20 copies

Annotation:For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday Mass, and the library learn how to fly?

The Poet of Tolstoy Park
The Poet of Tolstoy Park A Novel By Brewer, Sonny (Book - 2005 ) FICTION BREWER Available in some locations

Annotation:"The more you transform your life from the material to the spiritual domain, the less you become afraid of death." Leo Tolstoy spoke these words, and they became Henry Stuart's raison d'etre.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry A Novel By Joyce, Rachel (Book - 2012 ) FICTION JOYCE 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 5 on 18 copies

Annotation:Harold Fry is convinced that he must deliver a letter to an old love in order to save her. He decides to deliver the letter, by hand, and on foot - a journey of hundreds of miles.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The Elegance of the Hedgehog By Barbery, Muriel (Book - 2008 ) FICTION BARBERY 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Renée, the concierge of an apartment building, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she appears to be a barely-there presence, yet, she is actually a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture.

The Hearts of Horses
The Hearts of Horses By Gloss, Molly (Book - 2007 ) FICTION GLOSS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 12 copies

Annotation:In eastern Oregon, 1917, nineteen-year-old loner Martha Lessen hires herself out as a gentler of horses and comes to find herself connected to a community of people as well.

The River Why
The River Why By Duncan, David James (Book - 2002 ) FICTION DUNCAN 2002 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 7 copies
A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being By Ozeki, Ruth L. (Book - 2013 ) FICTION OZEKI 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 167 on 39 copies

Annotation:"Full of Ozeki's signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, this is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home." (Publisher)

Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated A Novel By Foer, Jonathan Safran (Book - 2002 ) FICTION FOER Available in some locations

Annotation:Part family history, part wildly impossible tall tale, tells the story of a college student who goes off on a journey to unearth the secrets of his family history.

The Snow Child
The Snow Child A Novel By Ivey, Eowyn (Book - 2012 ) FICTION IVEY 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 30 copies

Annotation:Jack and Mabel, a childless couple, are trying to make a life homesteading in Alaska, when they encounter a strange and wild child who seems to have stepped out of the pages of a fairy tale.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi A Novel By Martel, Yann (Book - 2012 ) FICTION MARTEL 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Pi Patel, a teen who questions constantly and embraces three religions simultaneously, is stranded on a small boat with the surviving animals from his family's zoo, including a Bengal tiger.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand A Novel By Simonson, Helen (Book - 2010 ) FICTION SIMONSON 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 18 copies

Annotation:Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.

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I love stories where the main character goes on a journey, either mental, physical or spiritual, and comes to some great realization about herself or the world around her. Here are some of my favorite stories about people finding themselves.

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