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Feel-Good Novels

Look at this list of heartwarming tales to find a title that will make you feel good long after you have closed the cover.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra PatrickThe Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick
Finding a mysterious charm bracelet among his late wife's possessions, sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper breaks from his routine life for the first time since her death. Arthur embarks on a quest to learn about his wife's life before their marriage, which becomes a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries.

 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Over time, Eleanor has become a creature of habit and a bit of a loner. Everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

 

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth HoganThe Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
Having collected a lifetime of lost objects in order to deal with the loss of his fiance, Anthony Peardew bequeaths his secret life's mission to his unsuspecting assistant, Laura. Anthony leaves Laura his house and all its lost treasures and the responsibility to return each one to its owner.

 

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-SundbergThe Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Martha Andersson may be 79 years old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn't mean she's ready to stop enjoying life. When the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends won't stand for it.

 

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew leads a quiet life in St. Mary, England, until his brother's death sparks a friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, a local Pakistani shopkeeper. Drawn together by their love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship grow. Will their relationship survive in a society that considers Ali a foreigner?

 

 A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
Ove is a curmudgeon who is hiding a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior. One November morning a chatty young couple with two young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox.  What follows is a tale of unkempt cats and unexpected friendships. 

 

The Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionThe Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her find her biological father.

 

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle ZevinThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin 
A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. When a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to start his life over again. 


 

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