When Kate Parker falls into a coma after plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel (no, really), her dysfunctional family gathers to support her. Finn, Kate's daughter, returns home, only to rehash old arguments with her twin, Nicki. Adopted son Shawn is failing in both his marriage and his job. And Kate's husband, Walter, struggles with the idea of losing the love of his life. A rolling cast of narrators offers a unique rendering of the love-hate relationships that define every modern family.
Wright's 13th novel tells the story of James, a widower who, after losing a daughter to cancer, goes in search of Odette, his first love. The 76-year-old finds her in Quebec City, where the sweetness of their rekindled love is tempered by the appearance of Odette's ex-boyfriend, a rough man with a shady history. In an exploration of aging and death, Wright vividly weaves faraway memories with the present day, illustrating that, as the years go by, our past often becomes part of our present longing. With the promise of love, Nightfall offers hope for a new beginning—even after the most painful of endings.
Meet Kincaid Strange, a Seattleite who brings back the dead for profit. Zombie raising has been outlawed, so Strange has taken to running illegal séances with her roommate (who's the ghost of a grunge rocker, of course). When a stray zombie shows up at a local bar with no idea how he died or who raised him, Strange is drawn into a murder mystery like no other. If you're a fan of Buffy Summers and Sookie Stackhouse, you'll definitely like Kincaid Strange.