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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 />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</i><br /><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle</i></b><br /><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 />Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, <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 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> and Amazon Charts bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Beekeeper鈥檚 Promise</i> comes a gripping story of three young women faced with impossible choices. How will history 鈥?and their families 鈥?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鈥檚 involvement is something she can鈥檛 reveal to either of them.</p><p>Two generations later, Claire鈥檚 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 鈥?and herself 鈥?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鈥檚 darkest era without being torn apart?</p>
The Giver of Stars: A Novel
by Jojo Moyes

Language

English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>鈥淲ith characters so real they feel like dear friends and a compelling storyline, this is a beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn鈥檛 want it to end!鈥澛犅?<br /> 鈥擫iane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of <i>Big Little Lies</i><br /> 聽<br />鈥淎 <b>captivating tale</b> of love, friendship, and self-actualization.鈥?lt;br /><b><i>鈥擯eople</i></b><br /><br />Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of <i>Me Before You </i></b><br /><br />Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England.聽 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鈥檚 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.聽<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鈥檙e 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.聽<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鈥?lt;/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鈥?lt;br /><br />When Evelyn鈥檚 niece Pat opens an old biscuit tin to find a photo of a small girl with a red ball entitled 鈥楲iese, 1951鈥?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 鈥楾he Forbidden Village,鈥?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鈥檚 life鈥?lt;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>鈥楥ould not put this book down, and heaven help anyone that tried to disturb my reading !!鈥 absolutely loved this book !鈥 laughed, I cried, I cheered , I sympathized</b> all because of Evelyn鈥 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鈥?I can't recommend </b><b>this book enough !!鈥?</b>Goodreads Reviewer,<b> 5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥榃hat 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.鈥? <i>Kim the Bookworm, </i><b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楢 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.鈥?</b>NetGalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </b><br /><br /><b> 鈥楢 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!!鈥? </b>Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楾his</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>鈥?Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥楢bsolutely 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> .鈥? Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/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>.鈥? Goodreads Reviewer, <b>5 stars</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/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鈥檝e read over 30 historical fiction novels in the past year and <b>this one is definitely in my top 10.鈥? </b>Netgalley Reviewer, <b>5 stars </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>鈥淚f you liked <i>Where the Crawdads Sing,</i> you鈥檒l love <i>This Tender Land</i>...This story is as big-hearted as they come.鈥?鈥?lt;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鈥攖he 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鈥橞anion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent鈥檚 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 en顱thralling, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, haunts our dreams, and makes us whole.
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>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鈥?lt;/i></p><p>Josie Bianci was killed years ago on a train during a terrorist attack. Gone forever. It鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥攇rief, loss, and anger鈥攖hat Kit finally has a chance to put to rest: by finding the sister who鈥檚 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鈥檇 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>
The Secrets We Kept: A novel
by Lara Prescott

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<b><b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER聽<br />A HELLO SUNSHINE x REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /><br />A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: <i>Doctor Zhivago</i>.</b><br /><br />At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle <i>Doctor Zhivago</i> out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.<br /><br /><i>The Secrets We Kept </i>combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan,<i> The Secrets We Kept</i> captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world.
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鈥攁n unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.</p><p><em><strong>鈥?lt;/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鈥檇 read a hundred Holocaust stories or none.鈥濃€擥raeme 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>T盲towierer</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鈥攂ut 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>
Before We Were Yours: A Novel
by Lisa Wingate

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<b><b>THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT鈥擜聽<i>New York Times</i>,聽<i>USA Today,</i>聽<i>Wall Street Journal,</i>聽and聽<i>Publishers Weekly聽</i>Bestseller</b><br /><br />For readers of <i>Orphan Train </i>and <i>The Nightingale </i>comes a 鈥渢hought-provoking [and] complex tale about two families, two generations apart . . . based on a notorious true-life scandal.鈥?</b><br /><br />Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family鈥檚 Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge鈥攗ntil strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children鈥檚 Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents鈥攂ut they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility鈥檚 cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.<br /><br /> Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fianc茅, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis,聽a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family鈥檚 long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.<br /><br /> Based on one of America鈥檚 most notorious real-life scandals鈥攊n which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country鈥擫isa Wingate鈥檚 riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.<br /><br />*<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br /><b><i>Publishers Weekly鈥檚</i>聽#3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017聽</b>鈥?lt;b>聽Winner of the Southern Book Prize聽</b>鈥?lt;b>聽If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection聽</b><br /><br />鈥淎 [story] of a family lost and found . . . a poignant, engrossing tale about sibling love and the toll of secrets.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>People</i></b><br /><br />鈥淪ure to be one of the most compelling books you pick up this year. . . . Wingate is a master-storyteller, and you鈥檒l find yourself pulled along as she reveals the wake of terror and heartache that is Georgia Tann鈥檚 legacy.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>Parade</b><br /></i><br />鈥淥ne of the year鈥檚 best books . . . It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Huffington Post</i></b>
The Titanic Secret (An Isaac Bell Adventure Book 11)
by , Jack Du Brul

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b>When Isaac Bell attempts to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men, he encounters a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world in this riveting thriller by the #1 <i>New York Times</i>-bestselling author.</b><br /><br />A century apart, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time.<br /><br />In the present day, Pitt makes a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters off New York City. His reward afterwards is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell--a document that re-opens a historical mystery...<br /><br />In 1911, in Colorado, Isaac Bell is asked to look into an unexplained tragedy at Little Angel Mine, in which nine people died. His dangerous quest to answer the riddle leads to a larger puzzle centered on byzanium, a rare element with extraordinary powers and of virtually incalculable value. As he discovers that there are people who will do anything to control the substance, Isaac Bell will find out just how far he'll go to stop them.

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