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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 motion picture from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland.</p><p>Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the #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 Garment Maker's Daughter
by Hillary Stern

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

November 30, 2016

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The Garment Maker’s Daughter is a multigenerational saga of immigrant dreams and sweatshop realities, labor strikes and women’s rights. It is the story of Lena Rothman, a shirtwaist-maker and active suffragette whose plans get derailed when she falls in love with her best friend’s boyfriend; Jake Brenner, a passionate labor organizer determined to lead the shirtwaist-makers on a high-stakes strike; and Daniel Cowan, a brilliant and ambitious night-school student hobbled by a shameful past. <br />Fate draws them together. Emotions bind them to each other. But secrets will tear them apart. When a devastating blaze engulfs the shirtwaist factory, Lena must fight for her life. And in the chaos of the fire’s aftermath, mistakes will be made with consequences that continue into the next generation. <br />Spanning the first half of the twentieth century, this is a story about unforgettable characters and the threads of friendship, love, betrayal, and redemption that form the fabric of their lives. FAns of Adriana Trigiani, Kristin Hannah, and Christine Baker Kline, will love The Garment Maker’s Daughter. It's that rare novel you’ll be thinking about long after you’ve finished it. <br />
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule P...
by Agatha Christie

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 28, 2003

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<p><strong>THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME</strong>—<strong>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!</strong></p><p> </p><p>“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”</p><p> </p><p>Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.</p><p> </p><p>Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.</p><p> </p><p><strong>“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—</strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em></p>
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)
by Min Jin Lee

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English

Pages

752

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></div><div><b><br /></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>USA Today</i> bestseller</b></div><div><b ><br /></b></div> <div><strong>National Bestseller</strong></div><div><b><br /></b></div><strong>In this bestselling, 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 />
The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill Book #2)
by Julie Klassen

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Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<b>New from the Top Author of Inspirational Regency Romance<BR></b><BR>Return to Ivy Hill in <i>The Ladies of Ivy Cottage</i> as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold.<BR><BR>Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for? <BR><BR>Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. Exactly what--or who--has captured each man's attention? The truth may surprise them all.<BR><BR>Meanwhile, life has improved at the coaching inn and Jane Bell is ready to put grief behind her. Now if only the man she misses would return--but where is he?<BR><BR>As the women of Ivy Hill search for answers about the past and hope for the future, might they find love along the way?
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>
If the Creek Don't Rise: A Novel
by Leah Weiss

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

August 22, 2017

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<p><strong>"[A] striking debut..." — BUSTLE  </strong></p><p><strong>"...masterful use of language....Weiss' novel is a great suggestion for fans of the Big Stone Gap books, by Adriana Trigiani, and Mitford series, by Jan Karon."—<em>Booklist</em>, STARRED Review</strong></p><p><em>He's gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn</em></p><p>Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby. </p><p>Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out.  When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just figure out how to use it. </p><p>This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, IF THE CREEK DON'T RISE is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.</p>
This Must Be the Place: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Maggie O'Farrell

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English

Pages

402

Publication Date

July 19, 2016

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<p>An irresistible love story, an unforgettable family. Bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell captures an extraordinary marriage with insight and laugh-out-loud humor in what Richard Russo calls “her breakout book.” Perfect for readers of <i>Where’d You Go, Bernadette</i>.<br />  <br />Daniel Sullivan leads a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn, and his wife, Claudette, is a reclusive ex–film star given to pulling a gun on anyone who ventures up their driveway. Together, they have made an idyllic life in the country, but a secret from Daniel’s past threatens to destroy their meticulously constructed and fiercely protected home. Shot through with humor and wisdom, <i>This Must Be the Place</i> is an irresistible love story that crisscrosses continents and time zones as it captures an extraordinary marriage, and an unforgettable family, with wit and deep affection.</p>
IQ (An IQ Novel)
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 Other Einstein: A Novel
by Marie Benedict

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<p><strong>One of PopSugar's "25 Books You're Going to Curl Up with this Fall."</strong></p><p><strong>"<em>The Other Einstein</em> takes you into Mileva's heart, mind, and study as she tries to forge a place for herself in a scientific world dominated by men."-<em>Bustle</em></strong><em></em></p><p>In the tradition of <em>The Paris Wife</em> and<em> Mrs. Poe</em>, <em>The Other Einstein</em> offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.</p><p>Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage. </p>

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