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Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller<br />A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick<br /><br />"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon<br /><br />"Painfully beautiful."--<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><br />For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens.<br /><br />Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, <i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i> is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
What the Wind Knows
by Amy Harmon

Language

English

Pages

411

Publication Date

March 01, 2019

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<p><b>In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…</b></p><p>Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.</p><p>The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.</p><p>As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?</p>
The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel
by Heather Morris

Language

English

Pages

249

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><strong>The #1 International Bestseller & <em>New York Times </em>Bestseller</strong></p><p>This beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig (Lale) Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.</p><p><em><strong>“</strong></em><em><strong>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</strong></em><strong> is an extraordinary document, a story about the extremes of human behavior existing side by side: calculated brutality alongside impulsive and selfless acts of love. I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.”—Graeme Simsion, internationally-bestselling author of <em>The Rosie Project</em></strong></p><p>In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a <em>Tätowierer</em> (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.</p><p>Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive.</p><p>One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her.</p><p>A vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust, <em>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</em> is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.</p>
Lilac Girls: A Novel
by Martha Hall Kelly

Language

English

Pages

497

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>For readers of <i>The Nightingale</i> and <i>Sarah’s Key,</i> inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances.</b></b><br /><br />New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France.<br /><br /> An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.<br /><br /> For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.<br /><br /> The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents—from New York to Paris, Germany, and Poland—as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.<br /><br /><b><i>USA Today</i> “New and Noteworthy” Book • <i>LibraryReads</i> Top Ten Pick</b><br /><br /> “Harrowing . . . <i>Lilac </i>illuminates.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br /> “A compelling, page-turning narrative . . . <i>Lilac Girls</i> falls squarely into the groundbreaking category of fiction that re-examines history from a fresh, female point of view. It’s smart, thoughtful and also just an old-fashioned good read.”<b>—<i>Fort Worth Star-Telegram</i></b><br /><br /> “A powerful story for readers everywhere . . . Martha Hall Kelly has brought readers a firsthand glimpse into one of history’s most frightening memories. A novel that brings to life what these women and many others suffered. . . . I was moved to tears.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> “Extremely moving and memorable . . . This impressive debut should appeal strongly to historical fiction readers and to book clubs that adored Kristin Hannah’s <i>The Nightingale</i> and Anthony Doerr’s<i> All the Light We Cannot See</i>.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br /> “[A] compelling first novel . . . This is a page-turner demonstrating the tests and triumphs civilians faced during war, complemented by Kelly’s vivid depiction of history and excellent characters.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> “Kelly vividly re-creates the world of Ravensbrück.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews<br /></i></b><br />“Inspired by actual events and real people, Martha Hall Kelly has woven together the stories of three women during World War II that reveal the bravery, cowardice, and cruelty of those days. This is a part of history—women’s history—that should never be forgotten.”<b>—Lisa See, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of<i> China Dolls</i></b><br /><br /> “Profound, unsettling, and thoroughly . . . the best book I’ve read all year.”<b>—Jamie Ford,<i> New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet</i></b>
The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel
by Pam Jenoff

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong><Br><Br><strong><em>Cosmopolitan</em></strong><strong> Best Book Club Book of 2019</strong><Br><Br><strong><em>PopSugar</em></strong><strong> Must-Read Book of 2019</strong><Br><Br><strong><em>Glamour</em></strong><strong> Best Book of 2019<Br><Br>“Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, </strong><strong><em>The Lost Girls of Paris</em></strong><strong> is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestselling author of </strong><strong><em>Before We Were Yours</em></strong><strong><Br><Br>“Pam Jenoff’s meticulous research and gorgeous historical world-building lift her books to must-buy status. An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make </strong><strong><em>The Lost Girls of Paris</em></strong><strong> a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestselling author of </strong><strong><em>The Alice Network</em></strong><strong><Br><Br>From the author of the runaway bestseller </strong><strong><em>The Orphan’s Tale</em></strong><strong> comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.</strong><Br><Br><em>1946, Manhattan</em><Br><Br><strong></strong><Br><Br>One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.<Br><Br>Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.<Br><Br>Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.
The Victory Garden: A Novel
by Rhys Bowen

Language

English

Pages

347

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Tuscan Child</i> comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War.</b></p><p>As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.</p><p>When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow.</p><p>As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.</p>
The Great Alone: A Novel
by Kristin Hannah

Language

English

Pages

435

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><b>In Kristin Hannah’s<i> The Great Alone</i>, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.</b></p><p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Instant Bestseller (February 2018)<br />A <i>People</i> “Book of the Week”<br /><i>Buzzfeed’s</i> “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018”<br /><i>Seattle Times’s</i> “Books to Look Forward to in 2018”</p><p>Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.</p><p>Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.</p><p>In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.</p><p>But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.</p>
The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel
by Sejal Badani

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p><b>An Amazon Charts, <i>USA Today</i>, and <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>Trail of Broken Wings</i> comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.</b></p><p>Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past.</p><p>Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.</p>
The Snow Gypsy
by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Language

English

Pages

329

Publication Date

February 01, 2019

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<p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Woman on the Orient Express</i> comes a haunting novel of two women—one determined to uncover the past and the other determined to escape it.</b></p><p>At the close of World War II, London is in ruins and Rose Daniel isn’t at peace. Eight years ago, her brother disappeared while fighting alongside Gypsy partisans in Spain. From his letters, Rose has just two clues to his whereabouts—his descriptions of the spectacular south slopes of the Sierra Nevada and his love for a woman who was carrying his child.</p><p>In Spain, it has been eight years since Lola Aragon’s family was massacred. Eight years since she rescued a newborn girl from the arms of her dying mother and ran for her life. She has always believed that nothing could make her return…until a plea for help comes from a desperate stranger.</p><p>Now, Rose, Lola, and the child set out on a journey from the wild marshes of the Camargue to the dazzling peaks of Spain’s ancient mountain communities. As they come face-to-face with war’s darkest truths, their lives will be changed forever by memories, secrets, and friendships.</p>
Sold on a Monday: A Novel
by Kristina McMorris

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<p><strong>The <em>New York Times</em> and <em>USA Today </em>bestseller</strong>!</p><p><em>From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. </em></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>

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