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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 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.
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 Spitfire Girls
by Soraya M. Lane

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<p><b>Three skilled aviators determined to help win the war. Three brave women who know their place is not at home.</b></p><p>At the height of World War II, the British Air Transport Auxiliary need help. A group of young women volunteer for action, but the perils of their new job don’t end on the tarmac. Things are tough in the air, but on the ground their abilities as pilots are constantly questioned.</p><p>There is friction from the start between the new recruits. Spirited American Lizzie turns heads with her audacity, but few can deny her flying skills. She couldn’t be more different from shy, petite Ruby, who is far from diminutive in the sky. It falls to pragmatic pilot May to bring the women together and create a formidable team capable of bringing the aircraft home.</p><p>As these very different women fight to prove themselves up to the task at hand, they are faced with challenges and tragedies at every turn. They must fight for equal pay and respect while handling aircraft that are dangerously ill-equipped; meanwhile, lives continue to be lost in the tumult of war.</p><p>Determined to assist the war effort doing what they love, can May, Lizzie and Ruby put aside their differences to overcome adversity, and will they find love in the skies?</p>
Diary of a Bad Boy
by Meghan Quinn

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b>From USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a sassy and sweet romance about an Irish rebel who falls in love with the wrong girl. Full of witty banter and swoony moments, it's the perfect romantic comedy to binge on.</b><br /><br />Dear Diary, <br /><br />I might have gotten myself into a wee bit of trouble—and I'm not talking about the "court mandated community service," or “therapy sessions from bashing a bloke in the head" kind of trouble. <br /><br />I wish it were that simple. <br /><br />Nope. I’m talking about the "falling in love with one of my client's daughters,” kind of trouble . . . <br />The kind of problem I can’t talk my way out of when the truth gets out.<br /><br />How I ended up with her phone is a long story—and when she called to get it back, I took things a bit too far. One innocent exchange wound up leading to so much more.<br /><br />Fun, new, and totally immune to my charm, Sutton is different. And I had no idea she was the daughter of Foster Green. <br /><br />Blame it on the dark colored stout running through my veins, pushing me toward one bad decision after another. Pushing me toward her even though I know right from wrong; even though she's my client's daughter. <br /><br />Dating her might be the best or worst decision I've ever made. Only time, whiskey, and one more roll around the mattress with her will tell. <br /><br />Roark
The Sisters Weiss: A Novel
by Naomi Ragen

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

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<p>In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. In rebellion, she begins to live a secret life – a life that shocks her parents when it is discovered. With nowhere else to turn, and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, Rose tries to bow to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But pushed to the edge, she commits an act so unforgivable, it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known.</p><p>Forty years later, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the ugly truth about her Aunt Rose, the outcast, who has moved on to become a renowned photographer. Inspired, but nave and reckless, Rivka sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past, and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved.</p><p>Powerful, page-turning and deeply moving, Naomi Ragen's <i>The Sisters Weiss</i> is an unforgettable examination of loyalty and betrayal; the differences that can tear a family apart and the invisible bonds that tie them together.</p>
In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II
by Rhys Bowen

Language

English

Pages

398

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<p><b>“Instantly absorbing, suspenseful, romantic, and stylish—like binge-watching a great British drama on <i>Masterpiece Theater</i>.” —Lee Child, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p><p><b>Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel, the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel, and the Left Coast Crime Award for Best Historical Mystery.</b></p><p>World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.</p><p>As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?</p><p>Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.</p>
Good Riddance
by Elinor Lipman

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<DIV><B>“Effortlessly charming . . . The book inspires a very specific kind of modern joy.”</B><BR /><B>—<I>New York Times Book Review</I><BR /><BR /> The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman’s trash becomes another woman’s treasure, with deliriously entertaining results.</B><BR /><BR /> Daphne Maritch doesn't quite know what to make of the heavily annotated high school yearbook she inherits from her mother, who held this relic dear. Too dear. The late June Winter Maritch was the teacher to whom the class of '68 had dedicated its yearbook, and in turn she went on to attend every reunion, scribbling notes and observations after each one—not always charitably—and noting who overstepped boundaries of many kinds.<BR /><BR /> In a fit of decluttering (the yearbook did not, Daphne concluded, "spark joy"), she discards it when she moves to a small New York City apartment. But when it's found in the recycling bin by a busybody neighbor/documentary filmmaker, the yearbook's mysteries—not to mention her own family's—take on a whole new urgency, and Daphne finds herself entangled in a series of events both poignant and absurd. <BR />  <BR /><I>Good Riddance </I>is a pitch-perfect, whip-smart new novel from an "enchanting, infinitely witty yet serious, exceptionally intelligent, wholly original, and Austen-like stylist" (<I>Washington Post</I>). </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.
The Wartime Sisters: A Novel
by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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<p><b>For fans of <i>Lilac Girls</i>, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist <i>The Two-Family House</i> about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. </b></p><p>"<b>Loigman’s strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book."</b> <b>—Pam Jenoff, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Orphan’s Tale</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i></i><br /><i><b>"The Wartime Sisters</b></i><b> shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive.” —Jenna Blum, <i>New York Times</i> and international bestselling author of <i>The Lost Family</i> and <i>Those Who Save Us</b></i><br /><i><b></i></b><br />Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a “soldier of production.” Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives.</p><p>"One of my favorite books of the year." —Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of <i>The Dollhouse</i> and <i>The Masterpiece</i> </p><p>"A stirring tale of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of long-buried secrets.” —Kristina McMorris, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Edge of Lost</i> and <i>Sold on a Monday </i></p>

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