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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>
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><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 Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon Book 1)
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

388

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<b> "For this impressive Victorian romance, Matthews crafts a tale that sparkles with chemistry...an excellent series launch that will appeal to fans of Loretta Chase and Stephanie Laurens." <i>-Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>She Wanted Sanctuary...</i></b><br /><br />Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill--though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome--is anything but a romantic hero.<br /><br /><b><i>He Needed Redemption...</i></b><br /><br />Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his household--and warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one.<br /><br />Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. A dispassionate union free from the entanglements of love and affection. But when Helena's past threatens, will Justin's burgeoning feelings for his new bride compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?
In the Beginning: A Novel
by Chaim Potok

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

February 13, 2010

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<b>“Powerful . . . It successfully recreates a time and place and the journey of a soul.”<i>—The New York Times</i></b><br /><br />All beginnings are hard—that is the lesson David Lurie learns early and painfully in his life. As a boy in the depression-shadowed Bronx, he must begin to hold his own against neighborhood bullies and the treacherous frailties of his own health. As a young man in a world menaced by a distant, horrifying war, he must begin once more—this time to define a resolute path of personal belief that departs boldly from the tradition of his teachers and his own father, a courageous defender of their people.<br /><br />Learning how to remember his past as he nourishes the future, David struggles to complete his first long journey into ancient beginnings.<br /><br /><b>“A major work in every sense.”—<i>Pittsburgh Press</i></b>
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>
The Orphan's Tale: A Novel
by Pam Jenoff

Language

English

Pages

369

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<strong>Look out for Pam’s new book, The Lost Girls of Paris, a story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female spies during World War II.</strong><Br><Br><strong><em>A New York Times bestseller!</em></strong><Br><Br>“Readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants will embrace this novel. “ —Library Journal<Br><Br>“Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion…. I read this novel in a headlong rush.” —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train<Br><Br><strong>A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, </strong><strong><em>The Orphan’s Tale</em></strong><strong> introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival </strong><Br><Br>Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. <Br><Br>Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>
The Clearing: A Strong Woman in the Middle Ages (A Medieval Tale ...
by Lina J. Potter

Language

English

Pages

377

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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Enjoy the complete series now<br />You change the world, but the world changes you too. There is no getting around it. And thus, the simple wish to live changed the life of medical student Aliya irrevocably. Trapped in a body that isn’t hers, and a world in which she does not belong, Aliya has made her decision – she must survive.<br />Similar to the Middle Ages, but not entirely, Medieval Tale takes place in the dark ages of Ativerna, a universe inhabited by different populations that worship different gods. In this world, women are deprived their voices and their abilities to pursue ambition. There are just five things a woman can be: a daughter, wife, mother, widow, and slut. Women that stand out are burnt on the stake as witches. <br />Will Aliya be able to counterbalance the darkness with her yearning for life, her bright mind and her confidence, without raising too much suspicion? Something smells fishy in the estate of Earton, and despite Aliya’s prudence she attracts both curiosity and jealousy. She is too different from the Lilian everyone knew. Will they discover her truth? <br />As if dealing with corruption, discontent, famine and devastation weren’t enough, she has to take care of her stepdaughter Miranda, who acts like a spoiled little brat. Lilian is determined; she will not let her authority be undermined. <br />Silent times make way for a turbulent storm. While Aliya is cleaning the castle of both dust and snitches, her husband the Earl of Earton meets the now widowed Adele. Will he be able to uncover her sinister plans? Meanwhile Prince Richard is allowed to choose his bride. Will princess Anna of Welster succeed in conquering his heart and keep the Jester satisfied?<br />The saga continues... <br /><br />
Sophie's Choice: A Novel (Open Road)
by William Styron

Language

English

Pages

575

Publication Date

April 30, 2010

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<p><b>This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” (<i>The</i><i> Washington Post Book World</i>).</b><br /><br />  Winner of the National Book Award and a modern classic, <i>Sophie’s Choice</i> centers on three characters: Stingo, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever.<br />  <br /> Poetic in its execution, and epic in its emotional sweep, <i>Sophie’s Choice</i> explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama, representing Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance.<br />  <br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.</i></p>
The Earl and His Lady: A Regency Romance (Branches of Love Book 4...
by Sally Britton

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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<p><em><strong>A widow desperate to save her children and an earl looking for a purpose come together in a marriage of convenience. </strong></em><br /></p><p>Lady Virginia Macon, the recently widowed Baroness of Heatherton, has an impossible decision to make. Her late husband’s unscrupulous brother demands guardianship of her sons. The courts are on his side, unless she marries someone willing to stand in her late husband’s place. Locking her heart away and devoting herself to her children is the only way Virginia can countenance such a decision.</p><p>Wearied by the world, Lucas Calvert, Earl of Annesbury, is tired of being alone. His wife’s passing six years previous left his life gray and empty. His only recourse has been to make life better for those around him, using his considerable wealth and influence. When he learns of Virginia’s plight, he knows he can save her and her sons.</p><p>During one of the rainiest summers in England’s history, Virginia and her children bring light and color back into Lucas’s life. But will Virginia’s determination to protect her heart destroy their possibility of finding happiness together?</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>While this is the fourth book in the Regency romance series, Branches of Love, it can be read as a stand-alone romance. </strong></p><p>Other titles in the series are:</p><p><em>Martha's Patience</em>, a prequel novella</p><p><em>The Social Tutor</em></p><p><em>The Gentleman Physician</em></p><p><em>His Bluestocking Bride</em></p><p><em>The Earl and His Lady</em></p><p><em>Miss Devon's Choice</em></p><p>...and Book Six is coming soon.</p>

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