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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 />More than 4 million copies sold<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<br /></i></b><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 /><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.
The Giver of Stars: A Novel
by Jojo Moyes

Language

English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b><b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /><br /><b>“</b>I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling. . . It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.<b>” –Reese Witherspoon</b><br /><br /><b>From the author of <i>Me Before You,</i></b> set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.</b><br /><br />Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.<br /><br />The leader, and soon Alice's greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who's never asked a man's permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. <br /><br />What happens to them--and to the men they love--becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.<br /><br />Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, <i>The Giver of Stars</i> is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic--a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. <br /><br /><b>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!</b>
My Name is Eva: An absolutely gripping and emotional historical n...
by Suzanne Goldring

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

September 11, 2019

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<b>You can pay a terrible price for keeping a promise…</b><br /><br />Evelyn Taylor-Clarke sits in her chair at Forest Lawns Care Home in the heart of the English countryside, surrounded by residents with minds not as sharp as hers. It would be easy to dismiss Evelyn as a muddled old woman, but her lipstick is applied perfectly, and her buttons done up correctly. Because Evelyn is a woman with secrets and Evelyn remembers everything. She can never forget the promise she made to the love of her life, to discover the truth about the mission that led to his death, no matter what it cost her…<br /><br />When Evelyn’s niece Pat opens an old biscuit tin to find a photo of a small girl with a red ball entitled ‘Liese, 1951’ and a passport in another name, she has some questions for her aunt. And Evelyn is transported back to a place in Germany known as ‘The Forbidden Village,’ where a <b> </b>woman who called herself Eva went where no one else dared, amongst shivering prisoners, to find the man who gambled with her husband’s life…<br /><br /><b>A gripping, haunting and compelling read about love, courage and betrayal set in the war-battered landscape of Germany. Fans of <i>The Letter,</i> <i>The Alice Network</i> and <i>The Nightingale</i> will be hooked. </b><br /><br /><b>Readers are hooked on <i>My Name is Eva: </i></b><br /><br /><b>‘Could not put this book down, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!…I absolutely loved this book !…I laughed, I cried, I cheered , I sympathized</b> all because of Evelyn…I could so picture the setting and as Evelyn sets out to fool everyone, I thought you go girl !!<b>...</b>I don't want to say anything else <b>but what a fantastic read… I can't recommend </b><b>this book enough !!’ </b>Goodreads Reviewer,<b> 5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>‘What a magnificent read! </b>Eva is amazing. <b>One of the best characters in a book EVER!</b> What a <b>fantastic, beautiful, heart-wrenching tale, incredibly told</b>. I <b>absolutely</b> <b>loved every single page</b>. I sat for the last 20% of the book in tears, sad but happy tears. An absolutely beautiful book.’ <i>Kim the Bookworm, </i><b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>‘A poignant</b><b> and evocative story of love, betrayal and bravery that kept me page turning and completely engrossed from start to finish. Loved it and would definitely recommend.’ </b>NetGalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b><br /><br /><b> ‘A phenomenal story</b> of courage, love, murder and all the atrocities that go with war. <b>Eva is an extraordinary character</b>, strong, loyal, smart, funny, loving, and brave.<b>A phenomenal read!!’ </b>Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>‘This</b><b> may be my new favorite book!!!!</b> I absolutely love the premise of the heroine faking dementia in her retirement home to cover up her knowledge of (and possible involvement in) questionable activities centering around WWII events. The tempo of this novel was perfect--<b>kept me wondering until the very last page!</b>’ Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>‘Absolutely loved this book and its riveting plot!</b>... The author has successfully penned <b>a debut novel that I would highly recommend without any hesitation</b>. <b>An excellent debut novel from Suzanne Goldring and I look forward to reading more of her work</b> .’ Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>‘</b>This book was <b>excellent! Totally kept my attention</b> and I wanted to find out what would become of the main characters. <b>Highly recommended</b>.’ Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>‘</b><b>Everything about this book is amazing</b>. I love the main character Eva, the way the author integrates the past with the present, and the emotional plot that kept me hooked from the beginning to the end. I’ve read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and <b>this one is definitely in my top 10.’ </b>Netgalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b>
The Dressmaker's Gift
by Fiona Valpy

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>A <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Beekeeper’s Promise</i> comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history – and their families – judge them?</b></p><p>Paris, 1940. With the city occupied by the Nazis, three young seamstresses go about their normal lives as best they can. But all three are hiding secrets. War-scarred Mireille is fighting with the Resistance; Claire has been seduced by a German officer; and Vivienne’s involvement is something she can’t reveal to either of them.</p><p>Two generations later, Claire’s English granddaughter Harriet arrives in Paris, rootless and adrift, desperate to find a connection with her past. Living and working in the same building on the Rue Cardinale, she learns the truth about her grandmother – and herself – and unravels a family history that is darker and more painful than she ever imagined.</p><p>In wartime, the three seamstresses face impossible choices when their secret activities put them in grave danger. Brought together by loyalty, threatened by betrayal, can they survive history’s darkest era without being torn apart?</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>
City of Girls: A Novel
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b><b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!</b><br /><br /><b>From the # 1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Eat Pray Love</i> and <i>The Signature of All Things</i>, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a <i>good girl</i> to be a good person.</b><br /><br /><b>"A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar</b><br /><br /><b>"Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /><b>"Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -<i>TheSkimm</i></b></b><br /><br />"Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are."<br /><br />Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), <i>City of Girls</i> explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. <br /><br />In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. <br /><br />Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, <i>City of Girls</i> is a love story like no other.
When We Believed in Mermaids: A Novel
by Barbara O'Neal

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<p><b>An Amazon Charts and <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the author of <i>The Art of Inheriting Secrets</i> comes an emotional new tale of two sisters, an ocean of lies, and a search for the truth.</b></p><p><i>Her sister has been dead for fifteen years when she sees her on the TV news…</i></p><p>Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It’s what her sister, Kit, an ER doctor in Santa Cruz, has always believed. Yet all it takes is a few heart-wrenching seconds to upend Kit’s world. Live coverage of a club fire in Auckland has captured the image of a woman stumbling through the smoke and debris. Her resemblance to Josie is unbelievable. And unmistakable. With it comes a flood of emotions—grief, loss, and anger—that Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who’s been living a lie.</p><p>After arriving in New Zealand, Kit begins her journey with the memories of the past: of days spent on the beach with Josie. Of a lost teenage boy who’d become part of their family. And of a trauma that has haunted Kit and Josie their entire lives.</p><p>Now, if two sisters are to reunite, it can only be by unearthing long-buried secrets and facing a devastating truth that has kept them apart far too long. To regain their relationship, they may have to lose everything.</p>
Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel
by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.</b><br /><br /> <b>“I devoured <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i> in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon <b>(Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)</b><br /></b><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • <i>The Washington Post </i>• <i>Esquire </i>• <i>Glamour</i> • <i>Real Simple </i>• <i>Good Housekeeping </i>• <i>Marie Claire</i> • <i>Parade </i>• <i>Paste</i> • <i>Shelf Awareness</i> • <i>BookRiot</i></b><br /><br /> <i>Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.<br /><br /></i>Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.<br /><br /> Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.<br /><br /> Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.<br /><br /> The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with <i>Daisy Jones & The Six, </i>brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i></b><br /><br />“Backstage intrigue is the engine of <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i>. . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking.”<b><i>—Vogue</i></b><br /><br />“Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. She’s a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, <i>Daisy Jones & The Six</i> by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time.”<b>—Associated Press</b><br /><br />“Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”<b>—<i>Nylon</i></b> <br /><br />“Wildly delicious.” <b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b>
This Tender Land: A Novel
by William Kent Krueger

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!</b><br /> <br /><b>“If you liked <i>Where the Crawdads Sing,</i> you’ll love <i>This Tender Land</i>...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —<i>Parade</i></b><br /> <br /><b>A magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of <i>Ordinary Grace</i>.</b><br /><br />1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.<br /> <br />Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, <i>This Tender Land </i>is an en­thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
Eye of the Needle: A Novel
by Ken Follett

Language

English

Pages

364

Publication Date

July 07, 2015

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<p><b>The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of <i>The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End,</i> and<i> A Column of Fire</i></b><br /><br />His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . . <br />  <br /> But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . . <br /><br /><br /></p>

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