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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
by Min Jin Lee

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<div><b>NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * A N<i>EW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW</i> TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 *A <i>USA TODAY</i> TOP TEN OF 2017 * </b><b>JULY PICK FOR THE <i>PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES</i> BOOK CLUB <i>NOW READ THIS * </i>FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE </b></div><div><b><i><br /></i></b></div><div><b>Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, <i>Washington Post</i></b></div><div><b><i><br /></i></b></div><div><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<i> * #1 BOSTON GLOBE </i>BESTSELLER<i> * USA TODAY </i>BESTSELLER * <i>WALL STREET JOURNAL</i> BESTSELLER * <i>WASHINGTON POST</i> BESTSELLER<br /></b></div><div><br /></div><strong>In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.</strong><br /><br /><em>"There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones."</em><br /><br />In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.<br /><br />Richly told and profoundly moving, <em>Pachinko</em> is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.<br /> <div><br /></div><div> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; color: #1f4e79} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> <i>*Includes reading group guide</i>*<br /><br /><br /></div> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} </style>
Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel
by Mark Sullivan

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English

Pages

526

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<p><b>Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.</p><p>Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the <i>USA Today</i> and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller <i>Beneath a Scarlet Sky</i> is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours.</b></p> <p>Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior.</p><p>In an attempt to protect him, Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders.</p><p>Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.</p><p>Fans of <i>All the Light We Cannot See</i>, <i>The Nightingale</i>, and <i>Unbroken</i> will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.</p>
The Alice Network: A Novel
by Kate Quinn

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English

Pages

510

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p><strong>Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS</strong></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>The Girly Book Club Book of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong><strong>A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub</p></strong></strong><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. </strong></p><p><em>1947.</em> In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.</p><p><em>1915</em>. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. </p><p>Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.</p><p><strong>“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of <em>America's First Daughter</em></strong></p>
The Nightingale: A Novel
by Kristin Hannah

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English

Pages

593

Publication Date

February 03, 2015

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<p><b>A #1<i> New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation. </b></p><p>With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. <i>The Nightingale </i>tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.</p><p><b>Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and <i>The Week</i> Best Book of the Year </b></p><p><b>Praise for <i>The Nightingale</i>:</b></p><p>"Haunting, <b>action-packed, and compelling.</b>" —Christina Baker Kline, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</p><p>"<b>Absolutely riveting!</b>...Read this book." —Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute</p><p>"Beautifully written and <b>richly evocative.</b>" —Sara Gruen, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</p><p>“A <b>hauntingly rich</b> WWII novel about courage, brutality, love, survival—and the essence of what makes us human.” —<i>Family Circle</i></p><p>“A <b>heart-pounding</b> story.” —<i>USA Today</i></p><p>"An enormous story. Richly satisfying. <b>I loved it.</b>" —Anne Rice</p><p>"A <b>respectful and absorbing</b> page-turner." —<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></p><p>"<b>Tender, compelling</b>...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." —Jewish Book Council</p><p>“Expect to devour <i>The Nightingale</i> in as few sittings as possible; the <b>high-stakes plot and lovable characters</b> won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” —<i>Shelf Awareness</i></p><p>"I loved <i>The Nightingale</i>." —Lisa See, #1<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author</p><p>"Powerful...<b>an unforgettable portrait of love and war.</b>" —People</p>
Next Year in Havana
by Chanel Cleeton

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English

Pages

394

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>THE JULY PICK FOR REESE WITHERSPOON'S HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB<br /><br />"A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...</b><br /><br /><i>Havana, 1958</i>. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...<br /><br /><i>Miami, 2017</i>. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. <br /><br />Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.
Sold on a Monday: A Novel
by Kristina McMorris

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<p><strong>From <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. </strong></p><p><strong>2 CHILDREN FOR SALE</strong></p><p>The sign is a last resort. It sits on a farmhouse porch in 1931, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs and broken dreams. It could have been written by any mother facing impossible choices. </p><p> For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when it leads to his big break, the consequences are more devastating than he ever imagined.</p><p> At the paper, Lillian Palmer is haunted by her role in all that happened. She is far too familiar with the heartbreak of children deemed unwanted. As the bonds of motherhood are tested, she and Ellis must decide how much they are willing to risk to mend a fractured family.</p><p> Inspired by an actual newspaper photograph that stunned the nation, <em>Sold on a Monday </em>is a powerful novel of love, redemption, and the unexpected paths that bring us home.</p>
The Paris Architect: A Novel
by Charles Belfoure

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English

Pages

383

Publication Date

July 15, 2014

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><br /><br />"A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." --Malcolm Gladwell<br /><br />A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)<br /><br />In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money - and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.<br /><br />But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.<br /><br />Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.
IQ (An IQ Novel Book 1)
by Joe Ide

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<div><b>Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards</b></div><div><b>A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores.</b></div> <div><b><br /></b></div> <div>East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence. He charges his clients whatever they can afford, which might be a set of tires or a homemade casserole. To get by, he's forced to take on clients that can pay. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>This time, it's a rap mogul whose life is in danger. As Isaiah investigates, he encounters a vengeful ex-wife, a crew of notorious cutthroats, a monstrous attack dog, and a hit man who even other hit men say is a lunatic. The deeper Isaiah digs, the more far reaching and dangerous the case becomes.</div>
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
by Claire North

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<div>SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME.</div><div><br /></div><div>Harry August is on his deathbed. Again.</div><div><div><div><br /></div><div>No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes. </div></div></div><div><br /></div><div>Until now. </div><div><br /></div><div>As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. "I nearly missed you, Doctor August," she says. "I need to send a message."</div><div><br /></div><div>This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. </div>
Water for Elephants: A Novel
by Sara Gruen

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English

Pages

364

Publication Date

May 01, 2007

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<DIV><P><B>Over 10,000,000 copies in print worldwide<BR /> #1 <I>New York Times</I> Bestseller<BR /> A <I>Los Angeles Times </I>Bestseller<BR /> A <I>Wall Street Journal </I>Bestseller<BR /> A <I>Newsday </I>Favorite Book of 2006<BR /> A <I>USA Today </I>Bestseller<BR /> A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz</B><BR />  <BR /> Jacob Janowski’s luck had run out--orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.</P></DIV>

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