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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><br />"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--<i>Bustle<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 />Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell,聽<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>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 />AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER!<br /><br /><b>From the author of聽<i>Me Before You, t</i></b>he perfect holiday gift for booklovers, 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>
The Alice Network: A Novel
by Kate Quinn

Language

English

Pages

510

Publication Date

June 06, 2017

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<p><strong>Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS</strong></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong>NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong>One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong>Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!</strong></p><p><strong>The聽Girly Book Club Book of the Year!</strong></p><p><strong><strong>A聽Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub</strong></strong></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong>In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women鈥攁 female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947鈥攁re brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. </strong></p><p><em>1947.</em> In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.</p><p><em>1915</em>. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose. </p><p>Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.</p><p><strong>鈥淏oth funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!鈥濃€擲tephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of <em>America's First Daughter</em></strong></p>
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>
Spy: A Novel
by Danielle Steel

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?A young woman is caught up in a dangerous double life on behalf of her country during World War II in Danielle Steel鈥檚 thrilling new novel.</b><br /> 聽<br /> At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path.<br /><br /> By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent.<br /><br /> Within a year, Alex is shocking her family in trousers and bright red lipstick. They must never know about the work she does鈥攏o one can know, not even the pilot she falls in love with. While her country and those dearest to her pay the terrible price of war, Alex learns the art of espionage, leading to life-and-death missions behind enemy lines and a long career as a spy in exotic places and historic times.<br /><br /> <i>Spy</i> follows Alex鈥檚 extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world from post-war to Cold War. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden.
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>
Toward the Midnight Sun
by Eoin Dempsey

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<p><b>From the bestselling author of <i>White Rose, Black Forest</i> comes a page-turning epic of adventure, suspense, and romance set against the rich and ruthless backdrop of the Klondike gold rush.</b></p><p>Seattle, 1897. Anna Denton is not like the other prospectors traveling to the Yukon on the promise of riches. It鈥檚 duty鈥攏ot profit鈥攖hat calls her into the wild unknown. With her family nearing financial ruin, Anna has agreed to marry Henry Bradwell, the wealthy King of the Klondike.</p><p>She meets Will and Silas, childhood friends, on the steamer north. After the ship docks in a lawless Alaska town, Anna鈥檚 chaperones run afoul of local criminals, leaving her stranded. Will and Silas agree to escort her the hundreds of treacherous miles to Dawson City鈥攖he gateway to the goldfields鈥攁nd her betrothed, a man she doesn鈥檛 know.</p><p>Upon their arrival, Bradwell warmly welcomes them all. But as a brutal winter sets in, relations sour, and Anna is caught between the promise her family made to the power-hungry Bradwell and her feelings for Will. Anna and her companions soon find themselves in a deadly game where few can be trusted and where the greatest danger in the frozen wilderness of the Klondike is man himself.</p>
The Starless Sea: A Novel
by Erin Morgenstern

Language

English

Pages

487

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Night Circus, </i>a timeless love story set in a secret underground world鈥攁 place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.</b><br /><br />Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues鈥攁 bee, a key, and a sword鈥攖hat lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians鈥攊t is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose鈥攊n both the mysterious book and in his own life.
The Great Alone: A Novel
by Kristin Hannah

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<p><b>In Kristin Hannah鈥檚<i> The Great Alone</i>, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.</b></p><p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> Instant Bestseller (February 2018)<br />A <i>People</i> 鈥淏ook of the Week鈥?lt;br /><i>Buzzfeed鈥檚</i> 鈥淢ost Anticipated Women鈥檚 Fiction Reads of 2018鈥?lt;br /><i>Seattle Times鈥檚</i> 鈥淏ooks to Look Forward to in 2018鈥?lt;/p><p>Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America鈥檚 last true frontier.</p><p>Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents鈥?passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.</p><p>In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers鈥?lack of preparation and dwindling resources.</p><p>But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt鈥檚 fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.</p>
Once Night Falls
by Roland Merullo

Language

English

Pages

359

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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<p><b>A harrowing historical novel of the extraordinary acts of ordinary people in Nazi-occupied Italy.</b></p><p>Italy, 1943. Luca Benedetto has joined the partisans in their fight against the German troops ravaging the shores of his town on Lake Como. While risking his life to free his country, Luca is also struggling to protect Sarah, his Jewish lover who鈥檚 hiding in a mountain cabin. As the violent Nazi occupation intensifies, Luca and Sarah fear for more than their own lives.</p><p>In the heart of their village, their mothers have also found themselves vulnerable to the encroaching Nazis. But Luca鈥檚 mother, undeterred, is devising her own revenge on the occupiers. With Mussolini deposed and Allied armies fighting their way up the peninsula, the fate of Italy hangs in the balance, and the people of Lake Como must decide how much they鈥檙e prepared to sacrifice for family, friends, and the country they love.</p><p>The most trying of times will create the most unexpected heroes and incredible acts of courage in this stirring narrative as seen through the eyes of those devastated by war-torn Italy.</p>

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