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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>
Cilka's Journey: A Novel (Tattooist of Auschwitz Book 2)
by Heather Morris

Language

English

Pages

349

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller <i>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</i> comes a new novel based on a riveting true story of love and resilience.</b> <b></b><br /><b></b><br /><b>Her beauty saved her — and condemned her. </b><br /><b> </b><br /><b> </b>Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942, where the commandant immediately notices how beautiful she is. Forcibly separated from the other women prisoners, Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly taken, equals survival.</p><p> When the war is over and the camp is liberated, freedom is not granted to Cilka: She is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to a Siberian prison camp. But did she really have a choice? And where do the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was send to Auschwitz when she was still a child? </p><p> In Siberia, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she meets a kind female doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing and begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.</p><p>Confronting death and terror daily, Cilka discovers a strength she never knew she had. And when she begins to tentatively form bonds and relationships in this harsh, new reality, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love.</p><p>From child to woman, from woman to healer, Cilka's journey illuminates the resilience of the human spirit—and the will we have to survive.</p>
The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel
by Pam Jenoff

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<strong>A </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller<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 />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 />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.<br /><br /><strong>A </strong><strong><em>Cosmopolitan</em></strong><strong> Best Book Club Book, </strong><strong><em>PopSugar</em></strong><strong> Must-Read, and </strong><strong><em>Glamour</em></strong><strong> Best of 2019<br /><br />“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>
The Complete Hester Lynton Mysteries
by Tony Evans

Language

English

Pages

379

Publication Date

July 15, 2013

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<b>Victorian detective Hester Lynton, and her assistant Ivy, are brought together for a final time in this collection of their greatest adventures.</b> <br /><br />Join Hester and Ivy as they travel throughout the country chasing adventure and solving mysteries. This casebook promises twists and turns with a pair of lady sleuths with sharp wits and Holmesian deduction skills. <br /><br /><em>The Complete Hester Lynton Mysteries</em> is a dazzling collection of Victorian mystery stories that are perfect for fans of Conan Doyle, G W Colkitto, and the Raffles series.<br /><br /><b>Tony Evans</b> is a full-time writer. His other publications include adaptations of classic novels for the “Real Reads” series and co-authorship of a book on steam locomotives. He lives with his wife in the Yorkshire Dales.
Twenty-One Stories
by Graham Greene

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

July 10, 2018

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<b>These wide-ranging tales of menace, tragedy, and comedy offer ample proof that </b><b>“in the short story, as well as the novel, Graham Greene is the master” (<i>The New York Times</i>).</b><br />  <br /> Written between 1929 and 1954, here are twenty-one stories by a “master storyteller” (<i>Newsweek</i>). Whatever the crime, whatever the pursuit, whatever the mood—from the tragic and horrifying to the ribald and bittersweet, Graham Greene is “the ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man’s consciousness and anxiety” (William Golding).<br />  <br /> In “The End of the Party,” a game of hide-and-seek takes a terrifying turn in the dark. In “The Innocent,” a romantic gets a rude awakening when he finds a hidden keepsake from a childhood crush. A husband’s sexual indiscretion is revealed in a most public and embarrassing way in “The Blue Film.” A rebellious teen’s flight from her petit bourgeois life includes a bad boy, a gun, and a plan in “A Drive in the Country.” In “A Little Place off the Edgware Road,” a suicidal man’s encounter with a stranger in a grubby cinema seals his fate. A young boy is ushered into a dark world when he discovers the secrets adults hide in “The Basement Room.” And in “When Greek Meets Greek,” a clever con between two scoundrels carries an unexpected sting. In these and more than a dozen other stories, Greene confronts his usual themes of betrayal and vengeance, love and hate, faith and doubt, guilt and grief, and pity and pursuit.<br />  
The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel
by Kelly Rimmer

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<strong>From the author of <em>Truths I Never Told You</em> and <em>Before I Let You Go</em>, Kelly Rimmer’s powerful WWII novel follows a woman’s urgent search for answers to a family mystery that uncovers truths about herself that she never expected.</strong><br /><br /><strong>“Kelly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that <em>Before I Let You Go</em> was one of the best novels I had ever read…If you only have time to read one book this year <em>The Things We Cannot Say</em> should be that book. Keep tissues handy.”—<em>Fresh Fiction</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>“Fans of <em>The Nightingale</em> and <em>Lilac Girls</em> will adore <em>The Things We Cannot Say</em>.” —Pam Jenoff, <em>New York Times</em>> bestselling author</strong><br /><br />In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.<br /><br />Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Tomasz. Now fifteen and engaged, Alina is unconcerned by reports of Nazi soldiers at the Polish border, believing her neighbors that they pose no real threat, and dreams instead of the day Tomasz returns from college in Warsaw so they can be married. But little by little, injustice by brutal injustice, the Nazi occupation takes hold, and Alina’s tiny rural village, its families, are divided by fear and hate.<br /><br />Then, as the fabric of their lives is slowly picked apart, Tomasz disappears. Where Alina used to measure time between visits from her beloved, now she measures the spaces between hope and despair, waiting for word from Tomasz and avoiding the attentions of the soldiers who patrol her parents’ farm. But for now, even deafening silence is preferable to grief.<br /><br /><strong>Slipping between Nazi-occupied Poland and the frenetic pace of modern life, Kelly Rimmer creates an emotional and finely wrought narrative. <em>The Things We Cannot Say</em> is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced…and how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it.</strong>
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.
At Swim-Two-Birds: A Novel
by Flann O'Brien

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>An indolent college student creates a chaotic fictional world in this classic of Irish literature: “A marvel of imagination, language, and humor” (<i>New Republic</i>).</b><br />  <br /> In this comic masterpiece, our unnamed narrator—a student at University College, Dublin, who spends more time drinking and working on his novel than attending classes—creates a character, a pub owner named Trellis, who himself is devoted mainly to writing and sleeping. Soon Trellis is collaborating with an author of cowboy romances, and from there unspools a brilliantly unpredictable adventure that James Joyce himself called “a really funny book.”<br />  <br /> “’Tis the odd joke of modern Irish literature—of the three novelists in its holy trinity, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, the easiest and most accessible of the lot is O’Brien. . . . Flann O’Brien was too much his own man, Ireland’s man, to speak in any but his own tongue.” —<i>The Washington Post</i><br />  <br /> “As with Scott Fitzgerald, there is a brilliant ease in [O’Brien’s] prose, a poignant grace glimmering off every page.” —John Updike<br />  <br /> “One of the best books of our century.” —Graham Greene<br />  
Once Upon a Pirate: sixteen swashbuckling historical romances
by , Simone Leigh

Language

English

Pages

1846

Publication Date

December 25, 2019

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<h2>Scandalous adventure and smouldering desire. </h2> <b>Set sail to the lush heat of the Tropics, the storm-tossed Northern realms, the wild Barbary Coast, and the hazardous waters of the South Seas.</b><br /><br />Masterful pirate lords. <br />Courageous heroines. <br /><br />Defying danger in pursuit of all-consuming love.<br />Matching wits to claim the greatest treasure of all.<br /><br />As perilous battles, treachery and revenge give way to sinful kisses, no heart is safe.<br /><br /><I>Sixteen all-new swashbuckling historical romances. </I> <br /><br /> THE CAPTIVE VIXEN<br />by Merry Farmer <br /><br />THE LADY AND THE PRIVATEER<br />by Amy Rose Bennett<br /><br />THE STORMSWEPT STOWAWAY<br />by Ellie St.Clair<br /><br />THE BRUCE’S ANGEL<br />by Caroline Lee<br /><br />MAROONED<br />by Anna Markland <br /><br />THE PLEASURE OF A PIRATE<br />by Linda Rae Sande<br /><br />THE LADY’S GUIDE TO ESCAPING CANNIBALS<br />by Emmanuelle de Maupassant<br /><br />FALCON<br />by Ashe Barker<br /><br />THE DARK HEART OF THE SEA<br />by Celeste Barclay<br /><br />JILTED AND KILTED<br />by Mia Pride <br /><br />RUNAWAY DUKE <br />By S. Cinders<br /><br />RESCUED BY PASSION<br />by Sky Purington<br /><br />AN IMPERFECT SCOUNDREL<br />by Alyssa Drake<br /><br />THE SPINSTER’S GUIDE TO PIRACY AND PLUNDER<br />by Harmony Williams<br /><br />PIRATE’S TREASURE<br />by Mariah Stone<br /><br />SHIELDMAIDEN<br />by Simone Leigh<br /><br />Heat level : passionate
The Emerald Horizon (The Star and the Shamrock Book 2)
by Jean Grainger

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

January 03, 2020

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<p><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><em></em></strong><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><em><strong>Berlin, 1944</strong></em></p><p><br /></p><p>Ariella Bannon is being hunted. Someone is determined to betray her, but she has survived against incredible odds, and the end is in sight. She <em>will</em> be reunited with her precious children, no matter what it takes.</p><p><br /></p><p>Meanwhile, Liesl and Erich have found a home in Ireland away from the chaos of war-ravaged Europe. As the dark news of what has happened to their fellow Jews filters through, they are torn - love for their mother and their home on one hand, and the profound sense of peace and belonging they have in Ballycreggan on the other. Like all of the other children who escaped Nazi territory on the Kindertransport, they must wait to hear the fate of their loved ones.</p><p><br /></p><p>For their foster parents, Elizabeth and Daniel, their dearest wish, that Ariella would survive the war, is also their deepest fear. Would her return mean the loss of the children they have come to think of as their own?</p><p><br /></p><p>As the Third Reich crumbles under relentless Allied bombs, Ariella is careful, but Berlin is a very dangerous place to be, and somebody knows she survived. Can she take one last enormous risk to be reunited with Liesl and Erich or will her betrayer see her finally captured?</p><p><br /></p><p><em>The Emerald Horizon</em> is the long awaited sequel to the best-seller, <em>The Star and the Shamrock</em>.</p><p><br /></p><strong></strong><br />

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