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Books with Flawed Main Characters

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  • Details about Britt-Marie Was Here

    Britt-Marie Was Here

    Fredrik Backman

    The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry returns with an irresistible novel about finding love and second chances in the most unlikely of places. Britt-Marie can't stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She begins her day at 6 a.m., because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestion……more

  • Details about Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

    Gail Honeyman

    A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick "Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!" --Reese Witherspoon "This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance.……more

  • Details about The Girl on the Train

    The Girl on the Train

    Paula Hawkins

    After witnessing something shocking, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?…more

  • Details about The Woman Upstairs

    The Woman Upstairs

    Claire Messud

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor's Children, a masterly new novel: the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed and betrayed by a desire for a world beyond her own. Nora Eldridge, an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, long ago compromised her dream to be a successful artist, mother and lover. She has instead become the "woman upstairs," a reliable friend and neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her life arrive……more

  • Details about Hausfrau

    Hausfrau

    Jill Alexander Essbaum

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "Sexy and insightful, this gorgeously written novel opens a window into one woman's desperate soul." -- People Anna was a good wife, mostly.; For readers of The Girl on the Train and The Woman Upstairs comes a striking debut novel of marriage, fidelity, sex, and morality, featuring a fascinating heroine who struggles to live a life with meaning--"a modern-day Anna Karenina tale."* Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Brun……more

  • Details about The Rosie Project

    The Rosie Project

    Graeme Simsion.

    The art of love is never a science. Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who's decided it's time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while……more

  • Details about A confederacy of dunces.

    A confederacy of dunces.

    John Kennedy Toole. Foreword by Walker Percy.

    A spectacular, Pultizer Prize-winning novel by a master of comedy, beloved by readers and critics alike. The place is the French Quarter, the characters, denizens of New Orleans's lower depths.…more

  • Details about Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

    Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

    Patty Yumi Cottrell

    Helen Moran is thirty-two years old, single, childless, college-educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York. She's accepting a delivery from IKEA in her shared studio apartment when her uncle calls to break the news: Helen's adoptive brother is dead. According to the internet, there are six possible reasons why her brother might have killed himself. But Helen knows better: she knows that six reasons is only shorthand for the abyss. Helen also knows that s……more