Bilal Hasham is summoned to his dying mother's bedside. In her dying moments, she instructs her son: You must go home to your village, and you must build a mosque. The people in his sleepy Dorset village are outraged.
Kerry runs away from his wedding to a small, struggling town. Hoping to prove he’s not a complete failure, he attempts to transform the town’s fortunes while dealing with assortment of its strange and eccentric inhabitants.
Widower Hubert Bird pretends he has the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment. But he is lying. The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul. Until, that is, he receives some good news.
On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she's going to do with the rest of her life. But then a loss turns her world upside down.
Charles Wang has just lost the cosmetics fortune he built up since emigrating to the US. Faced with this loss, he decides to take his family on a trip back to China. But first, he has to get his scattered family back together.
The cafeteria has been serving refreshments and raising money at the hospital for over 50 years, offering a kind word or a sympathetic ear (and often unsolicited life advice) along with its tea and buns. Now it finds itself in a fight for survival.
A small Irish community reels after a shocking car crash kills three of its young inhabitants. Connor, the young driver of the car, lives. Unable to live with the shame, he flees, settling in New York. But he can’t run forever.
Iris and Liam have one son, Billy, a bright and imaginative toddler. They are desperate to conceive another child, and, eventually, Jason comes into their family. The boys grow close over the years, before a terrible accident changes everything.
Judy never intended to start wearing the dog. Life hasn't gone according to plan. Her career as an author offered a glimpse of success before its embarrassing end. When she finds her son's old baby sling, she snaps. The dog goes in the sling.
Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.
Mr. Jha comes into an enormous and unexpected sum of money and moves his wife from their housing complex in East Delhi to the super-rich side of town. The move sets off a chain of events that forces the family to reckon with what really matters.
Nikki takes a job teaching a creative writing course in the heart of her Punjabi community. When a student brings a book of erotica to class, Nicki uses it to help these modest women unleash creativity by telling their own stories.
Teddy is an unhappily single gay man in L.A. who finds he is able to communicate with the ‘octupus’ attached to his Dachshund’s head, which is soon revealed to be a metaphor for the dog’s lethal cranial tumour.
When Bridget’s boyfriend breaks up with her over email, her summer holiday plans are upended. Then her twin children arrive at her rustic country home unannounced, filling her empty nest with their dogs, dirty laundry, and respective crises.
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