It was a very restless time for the boys in New York City. Forced indoors by the pandemic, the school year was coming to a close in name only, as much felt left undone in the paradigm of remote learning. Then on Memorial Day, a black man in Minneapolis was lynched by a white police officer who strangled the man with his knee, touching off a firestorm of pent-up rage. Naturally the boys had to get involved in the protests. They had to, but then one of their own fell victim to police use of excessive force
Welcome back to the world of “Divine Intervention.” Mark, Dan, Robert and Belinda are trekking across France and Spain before arriving at their home in Algiers. Thomas is restless and Joe is trying to steady his usually unflappable partner who wants to move back home to South Carolina. Sean is painting Sidney in a new series that rocks the art world and challenges Sidney’s sense of family and home. In a world that has turned upside down, they are all trying to find places of safety and refuge they can call home.
For the residents of New York City, the Covid-19 pandemic took most by surprise. Schools closed and teens and preteens, used to seeing each other everyday, found themselves instead with parents and siblings. Online conferencing was a poor substitute for human touch and nothing could replace the kiss of a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Dave had enough to worry about with his mother being as a nurse, but when she was admitted to the ICU at Bellevue, his uncles from Seattle and his boyfriend became his lifeline. He couldn't help but wonder, though, what would become of him if she didn't make it.
Grant is a man new to his work and to the East Coast of the United States. He has been given every opportunity and chance, and has capitalized on that as he starts his new life. Troy has lost almost everything, and his life over the last sixteen months has been nothing but a struggle.
A burned journal sends them on a collision course.
This is their story.
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Reid and his younger brother Toby, were in a serious car accident that killed their parents, and now they are on their way to the Tropical North of Australia, to live with their Uncle James, who is a doctor, and his partner Tim, who is a Marine Engineer.
Many adventures lay ahead for the two boys, as they settle into a totally new environment, with many new places to explore.
Sometimes the brain fails and the heart is left to pick up the pieces. Tyson, the son of a heartless politician and an abusive control freak, has survived four suicide attempts, and has now been committed to a psychiatric ward. With severe anger issues, unhealthy behaviours and a tendency to self-harm, Tyson's terrific treatment team fights a difficult battle. Another boy in the ward, Vladimir, suffers from schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress. Tyson thinks he's perfect.
Something was wrong with Davey. Alan didn't think he was being taken seriously by the medical professionals they visited. So what was he to do? The only thing he could: persevere, and hope to find the right answer before it was too late.
A couple arrive at a crossroads in their relationship, with one of them poised to end her postdoctoral education and "start life". She's not so sure about the baby her wife wants though, working with kids and their parents facing huge health issues as an MD, but she starts having a series of mysterious dreams involving a wise little girl.
**This story touches upon issues of difficult pregnancies and miscarriage. Please proceed with caution if you find these topics upsetting.**
This is the story of the trials and troubles of Johnnie, born Edward John Lester in Scotland, in 1842
Although he came from a poor background, with the assistance of a wealthy uncle, Johnnie was able to complete his education and university studies to become a doctor, only to be falsely accused of housebreaking and larceny, and he is sentenced to transportation to the Swan Colony in Australia.