The Rent Collector is the story of a young mother, Sang Ly, struggling to survive by picking through garbage in Cambodia's largest municipal dump. Under threat of eviction by an embittered old drunk who is charged with collecting rents from the poor of Stung Meanchey, Sang Ly embarks on a desperate journey to save her ailing son from a life of ignorance and poverty. It’s a tale of discovery and redemption in which she learns that literature, like hope, is found in the most unexpected places.
Though the book is a work of fiction, it was inspired by real people living at Stung Meanchey.
Letters for Emily - a grandfather’s extraordinary gift teaches life’s most important lesson
New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark calls it, “Clever, heartwarming and heartfelt, LETTERS FOR EMILY is a novel every member of the family should read. I love it!”
The Boston Herald says Letters for Emily is, “An advice-laced heartwarmer in the tradition of Mitch Albom's popular Tuesdays with Morrie.”
Publishers Weekly calls it, “Eloquent…powerful and gripping.”
Kirkus Reviews says it’s, “Comforting as cocoa, a heartfelt first novel.”
#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans calls it, “An exceptional story, gleaming with goodness and hope.”
Amanda Dickson of KSL radio says, “I loved this book—I absolutely loved it! …a warm inspirational story, which leaves you feeling more grateful for love and family. Chills. Tears. Fabulous!”
A selection of the Doubleday Book Club and the Literary Guild.
Letters for Emily is also available in Japan, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China, and the Netherlands.
The Other Side of the Bridge
Coming in March of 2018!
Two strangers, opposite coasts, and a bridge that silently beckons.
Katie Connelly has lived in San Francisco all her life. Her late father made his career as an ironworker on the Golden Gate Bridge, and the many stories of him trying to save jumpers still haunt her. When she's asked to write a history about the bridge, her research uncovers a secret journal hidden in her father's desk, pages of familiar advice penned by the hand of a stranger. The scribbled words tell of a promise ring and a distant love, clues that Katie hopes may answer her own unresolved sorrow.
Across the country, Dave Riley, a marketing executive in New York, encounters sorrows of his own. As he grasps at straws after tragedy strikes his family, a once whimsical daydream quickly turns into an obsession: he must ride his motorcycle across the Golden Gate Bridge on the Fourth of July.
Does the bridge hold answers for both Katie and Dave? Or will it only add to their heartache? The puzzling words left behind in a long-forgotten journal hold the key to the truth they will discover on the Other Side of the Bridge.