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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>
The Lines We Leave Behind
by Eliza Graham

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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<p><b>“<i>The Lines We Leave Behind</i> is mesmerizing; a deeply affecting story of treachery, deception, sacrifice, and loss. Beautifully written and completely absorbing…” —Karen Dionne, author of the internationally bestselling <i>The Marsh King’s Daughter</i></b></p><p>England, 1947: A young woman finds herself under close observation in an insane asylum, charged with a violent crime she has no memory of committing. As she tries to make sense of her recent past, she recalls very little.</p><p>But she still remembers wartime in Yugoslavia. There she and her lover risked everything to carry out dangerous work resisting the Germans—a heroic campaign in which many brave comrades were lost. After that, the trail disappears into confusion. How did she come to be trapped in a living nightmare?</p><p>As she struggles to piece together the missing years of her life, she will have to confront the harrowing experiences of her special-operations work and peacetime marriage. Only then can she hope to regain the vital memories that will uncover the truth: is she really a violent criminal…or was she betrayed?</p>
We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel
by Georgia Hunter

Language

English

Pages

414

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br />Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—<i>We Were the Lucky Ones </i>is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. <b>A hopeful and inspiring read that’s great to give this holiday season. </b></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —<i>Glamour</i></b><br />  <br /> It is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. <br />  <br /> As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. <br />  <br /> An extraordinary, propulsive novel, <i>We Were the Lucky Ones</i> demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.
The Stationmaster's Cottage: A Christie Ryan Romantic Mystery (Ri...
by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Language

English

Pages

335

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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Raised by her cold, bitter grandmother following the death of her parents, Christie Ryan worked hard to build a satisfying life for herself as an adult. Nobody is more surprised when Gran leaves her an abandoned cottage in a remote seaside town.<br /><br />But there is more to the cottage than she expects, with the discovery in the attic of unworn wedding rings and unopened love letters. Reading these casts Christie into the tragic, romantic world of a young couple from fifty years ago. Their love is a stark contrast to her own relationship.<br /><br />Questions about what really happened on the beach all that time ago lead her to Martin, a reclusive artist who prefers to keep secrets and has a dog who adores her on sight.<br /><br />As Christie faces difficult decisions about her own future, will the consequences of righting old wrongs be too high a price to pay?<br /><br />Fall in love with River's End and rediscover real romance in this spellbinding story of true love, redemption, courage, and starting over. Read it now.<br /><br />Chill with a Book Readers Award Book of the Month 2017<br />Finalist Favourite Couple ARRA 2018<br />Finalist Contemporary Romance ARRA 2018<br />Finalist BGS Book of 2017
Stranger in the Woods: A Tense Psychological Thriller
by Anni Taylor

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

September 16, 2018

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<b>New From the Author of the Bestselling Novel, The Game You Played</b><div>A town harbouring dark secrets. People who'll do anything to hide what they've done. <br />Photographer Isla Wilson is thrilled she's landed her dream job, but the clients who hired her are getting stranger by the day. <br /><br />It sounded so perfect - a month's assignment at the misty, sprawling Scottish Highlands property of brilliant architect Alban McGregor, and his wife, Jessica. <br /><br />But deep in the woods, there is <b>a chilling playhouse</b>. <br />Two years ago, the McGregors' daughter, Elodie, died after being abducted and taken there. Alban refuses to knock the playhouse down, and he keeps a picture of it on his wall. <br /><br />Isla senses that both Alban and Jessica are <b>keeping terrible secrets</b>. And it seems that others in the town are also veiling the truth. <br /><br />The closer Isla comes to getting answers about Elodie, the more <b>the danger mounts</b>. And with a dense cover of snow now blanketing the town, all chance of escape might already be gone.</div><div><br /><br /><b>REVIEWS</b></div><div></div><div></div><div><div><div><span>"It's not often that I'm surprised by a twist, but Stranger in the Woods has an absolutely killer ending that I didn't see coming at all. </span><span>With the atmospheric setting of rural Scotland, and a cast of imaginative characters, it's easy to become immersed in Stranger in the Woods. I loved the way the Scottish tales of 'tattie bogles' and the sweeping majesty of the Highlands were weaved into the story. This is a fantastic dark mystery with a twist in the tale." <b>- Sarah.A.Denzil, author of <i>Silent Child</i></b></span></div><div></div><div></div><span><b> </b></span><br /><span>"Don't start unless you have time to finish! My right arm went numb from holding my kindle. Rarely and I do mean rarely do I read a book and don't figure out the ending. I am in awe!" <b>- Reviewer</b></span><br /><br /><div>"I was hooked from the very beginning. Every scene and character intrigued me." <b>- Reviewer</b></div><div></div><br /><span>"Stranger in the Woods pulls you in and holds you tight in its grasp from start to finish." <b>- Reviewer</b></span></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><span><b></b></span></div><div><span><b></b></span></div><div><span><b></b></span></div><div>"Awesome, awesome book!!! Hard to put down." <b>- Reviewer</b></div></div>
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Vintage International)
by Truman Capote

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<p>In this seductive, wistful masterpiece, Truman Capote created a woman whose name has entered the American idiom and whose style is a part of the literary landscape. Holly Golightly knows that nothing bad can ever happen to you at Tiffany's; her poignancy, wit, and naïveté continue to charm.<br /><br />This volume also includes three of Capote's best-known stories, “House of Flowers,” “A Diamond Guitar,” and “A Christmas Memory,” which the <i>Saturday Review</i> called “one of the most moving stories in our language.” It is a tale of two innocents—a small boy and the old woman who is his best friend—whose sweetness contains a hard, sharp kernel of truth.</p>
Gentleman Player
by Donna Alam

Language

English

Pages

847

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>The best way to get over a man is to get under another one?<br />Not for this girl.</b><br /><br />Check out my break-up list:<br />1.Get a new job<br />2.Move away<br />3.Don’t add a new man to this list<br /><br />Because no way I’m risking my heart again.<br />Until I meet a man hotter than sin,<br />And impossible to resist. <br />At least, that’s what I tell myself when I wake naked in his hotel suite.<br /><br />He fills my nights with his dirty demands, <br />His wicked whispers make me blush.<br />But when the line between fun and serious blurs,<br />It becomes a twisted tale,<br />One that’s almost as filthy as he is . . .<br /><br /><i>Gentleman Playboy is a captivating romance full of sinfully hot scenes, a super persuasive alpha, drama, giggles, and <b>all</b> the squirms, and is more than 250,000 words long!</i><br /><br /><br />Previously published under the Pretty Series titles.<br />
The Once and Future King
by T. H. White

Language

English

Pages

654

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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<b>T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.</b><br /> <i> </i><br /> Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.<br />  <br /> During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself.<br /><br /><b>“[<i>The Once and Future King</i>] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”</b>—<b>Guy Gavriel Kay</b>
The Velvet Hours
by Alyson Richman

Language

English

Pages

383

Publication Date

September 06, 2016

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<b>From the international bestselling author of <i>The Lost Wife</i> and <i>The Garden of Letters</i>, comes a story—inspired by true events—of two women pursuing freedom and independence in Paris during WWII.</b><i><br /><br />As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return. </i><br /><br />An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini. As Marthe’s tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path. <br /><br />Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
by Hendrik Groen

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

July 11, 2017

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<div><b>A #1 international bestseller in the vein of Fredrik Bachman's <i>A Man Called Ove</i><i>: </i>an irresistible, funny, charming, and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart.</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>"FUNNY AND FRANK...A STORY WITH A GREAT DEAL OF HEART."--Graeme Simsion, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of THE ROSIE PROJECT</b></div><div><b><br /></b><div>Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is....elderly. But at age 83 1/4, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Bored of weak tea and potted geraniums, exasperated by the indignities of aging, Hendrik has decided to rebel--on his own terms. He begins writing an exposé: secretly recording the antics of day-to-day life in his retirement home, where he refuses to take himself, or his fellow "inmates," too seriously.</div><div><br /></div><div>With an eccentric group of friends he founds the wickedly anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club--"Rule #3: No Whining Allowed"--and he and his best friend, Evert, gleefully stir up trouble, enraging the home's humorless director and turning themselves into unlikely heroes. And when a sweet and sassy widow moves in next door, he polishes his shoes, grooms what's left of his hair, and determines to savor every ounce of joy in the time he has left, with hilarious and tender consequences.</div><div><br />A bestselling phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world,<em> The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen </em>is inspiring, charming, and laugh-out-loud funny with a deep and poignant core: a page-turning delight for readers of any age.</div></div>

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