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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聽<i>New York Times</i>聽Bestseller<br />More than 4 million copies sold<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<br /></i></b><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 /><i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i>聽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 Giver of Stars: A Novel
by Jojo Moyes

Language

English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b><b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br /><br />A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK</b><br /><br /><b>鈥?lt;/b>I鈥檝e been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling. . . It鈥檚 such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.<b>鈥澛犫€揜eese Witherspoon</b><br /><br /><b>From the author of聽<i>Me Before You,</i></b>聽set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.</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>
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>An Amazon Charts and <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller.</b></p><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>
A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel
by Isabel Allende

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?From the聽author of <i>The House of the Spirits, </i>this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淥ne of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende鈥檚] long career.鈥濃€?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /> In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires.<br /><br /> Together with two thousand other refugees, they embark on the SS <i>Winnipeg</i>, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: 鈥渢he long petal of sea and wine and snow.鈥?As unlikely partners, they embrace exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, their trials are just beginning, and over the course of their lives, they will face trial after trial. But they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they will be exiles no more. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along.<br /><br /> A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, <i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i> shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>A Long Petal of the Sea</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏oth an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩. Courtney Sullivan, author of聽<i>Saints for All Occasions</i><br /></b><br /> 鈥淭his is a novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand-new to her work: What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time. She knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟olum McCann, National Book Award鈥搘inning author of聽<i>Let the Great World Spin</i></b>
This Terrible Beauty: A Novel
by Katrin Schumann

Language

English

Pages

366

Publication Date

March 01, 2020

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<p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>The Forgotten Hours</i> comes an unforgettable story of one woman鈥檚 journey to reclaim what she lost in a country torn apart by the devastating legacy of WWII.</b></p><p>On the windswept shores of an East German island, Bettina Heilstrom struggles to build a life from the ashes. World War II has ended, and her country is torn apart. Longing for a family, she marries Werner, an older bureaucrat who adores her. But after joining the fledgling secret police, he is drawn deep into its dark mission and becomes a dangerous man.</p><p>When Bettina falls in love with an idealistic young renegade, Werner discovers her infidelity and forces her to make a terrible choice: spend her life in prison or leave her home forever. Either way she loses both her lover and child.</p><p>Ten years later, Bettina has reinvented herself as a celebrated photographer in Chicago, but she鈥檚 never stopped yearning for the baby she left behind. Surprised by an unexpected visitor from her past, she resolves to return to her ravaged homeland to reclaim her daughter and uncover her beloved鈥檚 fate, whatever the cost.</p>
Chasing Cassandra: The Ravenels
by Lisa Kleypas

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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<p><strong><em>Everything has a price . . .</em></strong></p><p>Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything鈥攐r anyone鈥攊s his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife鈥攁nd from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he鈥檚 determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love鈥攖he one thing he can鈥檛 give.</p><p><strong><em>Everything except her . . .</em></strong></p><p>Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win. </p><p>When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra鈥檚 reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he鈥檚 been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants鈥攐r does he? There鈥檚 one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride: </p><p>Never underestimate a Ravenel.</p><p>The chase for Cassandra鈥檚 hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun . . .</p><p>聽</p>
Winter Garden
by Kristin Hannah

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

January 28, 2010

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<p><b><i>Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? </i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i>From the author of the smash-hit bestseller </i>Firefly Lane <i>and </i>True Colors <i>comes Kristin Hannah's powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past </i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b>Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time鈥攁nd all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.</p>
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>
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel
by Kim Michele Richardson

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><strong>The <em>New York Times </em>and <em>USA Today</em> bestseller!</strong></p><p> "鈥 <strong>hauntingly atmospheric</strong> love letter to the first mobile library in Kentucky and the fierce, brave packhorse librarians who wove their way from shack to shack dispensing literacy, hope, and 鈥?just as importantly 鈥?a compassionate human connection."鈥擲ara Gruen, author of <em>Water for Elephants</em></p><p>The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything鈥攅verything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.</p><p>Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.</p><p>Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere鈥攅ven back home. </p><p><strong>Additional Praise for <em>The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek</em>:</strong><br />"A unique story about Appalachia and the healing power of the written word."鈥?lt;em>Kirkus</em><br />"A timeless and significant tale about poverty, intolerance and how books can bring hope and light to even the darkest pocket of history."鈥擪aren Abbott, <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Liar Temptress Soldier Spy</em><br />"Emotionally resonant and unforgettable, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a lush love letter to the redemptive power of books."鈥擩oshilyn Jackson, <em>New York Times</em> and <em>USA Today</em> bestselling author of <em>The Almost Sisters</em></p>
This Tender Land: A Novel
by William Kent Krueger

Language

English

Pages

465

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.

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