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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>
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 鈥?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鈥攁nd the will we have to survive.</p>
The Child On Platform One: Inspired by the children who escaped t...
by Gill Thompson

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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<p><b><font size="+1">TO SAVE HER CHILD, A MOTHER MUST MAKE AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE.</font></b><font size="+1"><b></b></font></p><p><b>'Heartrending. Riveting. Definitely on my list of <i>Ten Best Books of 2019</i></b>' Sharon Maas, author of <i>The Violin Maker's Daughter</i></p><p><b>'The characters and their moving stories will haunt you long after you finish the last page' </b>Shirley Dickson, author of <i>The Orphan Sisters</i></p><p><b>Inspired by the children who escaped the Holocaust. P</b><b>erfect for readers of <i>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</i> by Heather Morris and <i>My Name is Eva</i> by Suzanne Goldring.</b></p><p><b>Prague 1939.</b> Young mother Eva has a secret from her past. When the Nazis invade, Eva knows the only way to keep her daughter Miriam safe is to send her away - even if it means never seeing her again. </p><p>But when Eva is taken to a concentration camp, her secret is at risk of being exposed.</p><p><b>In London,</b> Pamela volunteers to help find places for the Jewish children arrived from Europe. Befriending one unclaimed little girl, Pamela brings her home. </p><p>Then when her son enlists in the RAF, Pamela realises how easily her own world could come crashing down...</p><p><b>Readers around the world adore THE CHILD ON PLATFORM ONE:</b></p><p>'OH MY HEART! <b>Moved me deep from within. </b>I cannot recommend it enough' The Writing Garnet</p><p>'Such a gorgeous book. I loved and believed in all the characters, and thoroughly enjoyed their stories. Incredibly researched, it felt authentic. And <b>the ending moved me to tear</b>s *****'</p><p>'OMG What an incredible read. It was so emotional about a Jewish girl. <b>I was engrossed from start to finish</b> and would highly recommend this book *****'</p><p>'This book was incredible... The story is realistic and believable. <b>Once you start reading you will not want to stop</b> *****'</p><p>'An emotional, haunting book filled with secrets throughout. <b>Excellent</b> *****'</p><p>'I loved the book and the way it was written. I will be reading more novels by Gill Thompson in the future as her interweaving of events with fictional characters is <b>remarkable</b> *****'</p><p>'This was a great book! There are <b>secrets you will not see coming</b>, but it makes it more heartwarming *****'</p><p>'It's not your normal evacuee story as it's intertwined with other stories which I really enjoyed. <b>It had me gripped.</b> I will be looking out for more books by this author *****'</p><p>'This is a very good book. <b>I recommend you read</b> *****'</p>
The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel
by Kelly Rimmer

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<strong>Now a </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestseller!<br /><br />From the author of </strong><strong><em>Truths I Never Told You</em></strong><strong> and </strong><strong><em>Before I Let You Go</em></strong><strong>, Kelly Rimmer鈥檚 powerful WWII novel follows a woman鈥檚 urgent search for answers to a family mystery that uncovers truths about herself that she never expected.<br /><br />鈥淜elly Rimmer has outdone herself. I thought that </strong><strong><em>Before I Let You Go </em></strong><strong>was one of the best novels I had ever read鈥f you only have time to read one book this year </strong><strong><em>The Things We Cannot Say</em></strong><strong> should be that book. Keep tissues handy.鈥濃€?lt;/strong><strong><em>Fresh Fiction</em></strong><strong><br /><br />鈥淔ans of </strong><strong><em>The Nightingale</em></strong><strong> and </strong><strong><em>Lilac Girls</em></strong><strong> will adore </strong><strong><em>The Things We Cannot Say</em></strong><strong>.鈥?鈥擯am Jenoff, </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> 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鈥檚 a decision that will alter her destiny鈥nd it鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥?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. </strong><strong><em>The Things We Cannot Say</em></strong><strong> is an unshakable reminder of the devastation when truth is silenced鈥nd how it can take a lifetime to find our voice before we learn to trust it.</strong>
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 />鈥淔raught 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.鈥?鈥擫isa 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鈥檚 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鈥攅ach 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 />鈥淎n intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make </strong><strong><em>The Lost Girls of Paris</em></strong><strong> a read to savor!鈥?鈥擪ate Quinn, </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestselling author of </strong><strong><em>The Alice Network</em></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鈥攁nd to reunite鈥?lt;i>We Were the Lucky Ones聽</i>is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.聽</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> <b>鈥淟ove in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Glamour</i></b><br /> 聽<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 /> 聽<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 /> 聽<br /> An extraordinary, propulsive novel, <i>We Were the Lucky Ones</i> demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century鈥檚 darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.
A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir
by Jason Diakit茅

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

March 01, 2020

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<p><b>World-renowned hip-hop artist Jason 鈥淭imbuktu鈥?Diakit茅鈥檚 vivid and intimate journey through his own and his family鈥檚 history鈥攆rom South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden.</b></p><p>Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakit茅 grew up between worlds鈥攑art Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. It was a no-man鈥檚-land that left him in constant search of self. Even after his hip-hop career took off, Jason fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, colors, and eras to find a sense of belonging.</p><p>In <i>A Drop of Midnight</i>, Jason draws on conversations with his parents, personal experiences, long-lost letters, and pilgrimages to South Carolina and New York to paint a vivid picture of race, discrimination, family, and ambition. His ancestors鈥?origins as slaves in the antebellum South, his parents鈥?struggles as an interracial couple, and his own world-expanding connection to hip-hop helped him fashion a strong black identity in Sweden.</p><p>What unfolds in Jason鈥檚 remarkable voyage of discovery is a complex and unflinching look at not only his own history but also that of generations affected by the trauma of the African diaspora, then and now.</p>
The Winter Companion (Parish Orphans of Devon Book 4)
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

February 11, 2020

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<b>"Fans of the 'Parish Orphans of Devon' series will adore this final installment, reuniting the orphans and their loves." -<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review</b><b></b><br /><br /><b>A <i>USA TODAY</i>聽BESTSELLER</b><br /><br /> <i>She Needed to be Seen...</i><br /> <br /> As a lady's companion, Clara Hartwright never receives much attention from anyone. And that's precisely how she likes it. With a stormy past, and an unconventional plan for her future, it's far safer to remain invisible. But when her new employer is invited to a month-long holiday at a remote coastal abbey, Clara discovers that she may not be as invisible as she'd hoped. At least, not as far as one gentleman is concerned.<br /> <br /> <i>He Wanted to be Heard...</i><br /> <br /> Neville Cross has always been more comfortable with animals than people. An accident in his youth has left him with a brain injury that affects his speech. Forming the words to speak to his childhood friends is difficult enough. Finding the right things to say to a lovely young lady's companion seems downright impossible. But Miss Hartwright is no ordinary companion. In fact, there may not be anything ordinary about her at all.<br /> <br /> During a bleak Devon winter, two sensitive souls forge an unexpected friendship. But when Clara needs him most, will Neville find the courage to face his fears? Or is saying goodbye to her the most heroic thing he can do?
The Emerald Horizon (The Star and the Shamrock Book 2)
by Jean Grainger

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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 />
The Tenth Muse: A Novel
by Catherine Chung

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<div><b><br />An exhilarating novel about a trailblazing mathematician who unearths her own extraordinary family story and its roots in World War II</b></div><div><b></b></div><i></i><br /><i>The first thing I remember being said of me with any consistency was that I was intelligent--and I recognized even then that it was a comment leveled at me with as much disapproval as admiration. Still, I never tried to hide or suppress my mind as some girls do, and thank God, because that would have been the beginning of the end.</i><br /><br />From childhood, Katherine knows she is different, and that her parents are not who they seem to be. But in becoming a mathematician, she must face the most human of problems--who is she? What is the cost of love, and what is the cost of ambition?聽 <br /><br />On her quest to conquer the Riemann Hypothesis, the greatest unsolved mathematical problem of her time, she turns to a theorem with a mysterious history that holds both the lock and key to her identity, and to secrets long buried during World War II in Germany. Forced to confront some of the most consequential events of the twentieth century and rethink everything she knows of herself, she strives to take her place in the world of higher mathematics and finds kinship in the stories of the women who came before her--their love of the language of numbers connecting them across generations.<br /><br />In <i>The Tenth Muse</i>, Catherine Chung offers a gorgeous, sweeping tale about legacy, identity, and the beautiful ways the mind can make us free.

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