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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>
Home Truths
by Tina Seskis

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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<p><b>A strong marriage can cope with the unexpected. But can it survive the unimaginable?</b></p><p>American nanny Eleanor was never meant to meet Alex. But when she walks into his London police station to report a stalker, everything changes for them both. He鈥檚 convinced he can protect her from anything and anyone. She hopes her darkest days are behind her.</p><p>As they settle into their life together, two hundred miles away another young couple faces an uncertain future. Christie knows Paul is a decent man, but she can鈥檛 shake a clairvoyant鈥檚 warning: 鈥楴ever trust your husband . . .鈥?When a work trip tests their bond, will she overcome her fears for the sake of her family?</p><p>Ten years later, both couples are still together, for better or worse. But as doubts and resentments begin bubbling steadily to the surface, all four of them start to question the choices they鈥檝e made.</p><p>At least the secrets they all brought into their marriages are still well hidden.</p><p>For now.</p>
The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<br /><br />In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<br /><br />From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<br /><br />When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<br /><br />The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<br /><br />This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<br /><br />J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<br />
The Brothers of Auschwitz: A heartbreaking and unforgettable hist...
by Malka Adler

Language

English

Pages

374

Publication Date

November 07, 2019

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<h2><em>My brother鈥檚 tears left a delicate, clean line on his face. I stroked his cheek, whispered, it鈥檚 really you鈥?lt;/em></h2><p>Dov and Yitzhak live in a small village in the mountains of Hungary, isolated both from the world and from the horrors of the war.</p><p>But one day in 1944, everything changes. The Nazis storm the homes of the Jewish villagers and inform them they have one hour. One hour before the train will take them to Auschwitz.</p><p>Six decades later, from the safety of their living rooms at home in Israel, the brothers finally break their silence to a friend who will never let their stories be forgotten.</p><p><strong>Malka Adler鈥檚 extraordinary biographical novel of a family separated by the Holocaust and their harrowing journey back to each other is based on interviews with the brothers she grew up with by the Sea of Galilee.</strong></p><p><strong>When they decided to tell their story, she was the only one they would talk to.</strong></p><p><strong>Told in a poetic style reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, this is a visceral yet essential read for those who have found strength, solace and above all, hope, in books like <em>The Choice</em>, <em>The Librarian of Auschwitz</em>, and <em>The Tattooist of Auschwitz</em>.</strong></p><h2>Praise for <em>The Brothers of Auschwitz</em></h2><p>鈥?lt;strong>I sat down and read this within a few hours</strong>, my wife is now reading it and it is bringing tears to her eyes鈥?Amazon reviewer</p><p>鈥楾he story is so incredible and <strong>the author writes so beautifully</strong> that it is impossible to stay indifferent. I gave the book to my mom and she called me after she finished crying and telling me how much she loved it鈥?Amazon reviewer</p><p>鈥業t is <strong>a book we all must read</strong>, read in order to know 鈥?It is harsh, enthralling, earth-shattering, rattling 鈥?but we must. And nothing less鈥?Aliza Ziegler, Editor-in-Chief at Proza Books, Yedioth Ahronoth Publishing House</p><p>鈥?lt;strong>Great courage</strong> is needed to write as Adler does 鈥?without softening, without beautifying, without leaving any room to imagination鈥櫬燳ehudith Rotem, <em>Haaretz</em> newspaper</p><p>鈥楾his is <strong>a book we are not allowed not to read</strong>鈥?Leah Roditi, <em>At聽Magazine</em></p>
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.
The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel
by Kelly Rimmer

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<strong>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><br /><br /><strong>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>
A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella
by Mimi Matthews

Language

English

Pages

174

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<b>"Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings." -<i>Library Journal</i>, starred review</b><br /><br /><i>A Courtship of Convenience</i><br /><br />Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He's grim and silent. A man of little emotion--or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she's ready to put an end to things.<br /><br /><i>A Last Chance for Love</i><br /><br />But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn't as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there's Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What's a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there'll be no false formality. This time they'll get to know each other for who they really are.
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>
All This Could Be Yours
by Jami Attenberg

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<b>鈥淎ll hail Jami Attenberg, the queen of dysfunctional families.鈥澛犫€?lt;i>Refinery29</i><br /><br /> 鈥?lt;i>Big Little Lies</i> meets <i>Succession</i> in the scorching heat of the Big Easy . . .聽Money, power and family are touched upon through Attenberg鈥檚 emotional, humorous and sharply written accounts.鈥澛犫€?lt;i>Parade</i></b><br /><b>鈥淭his is how you write a very good novel about a very bad man.鈥澛犫€?lt;i>New York Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>From critically acclaimed<i> New York Times</i> best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a novel of family secrets: think the drama of <i>Big Little Lies </i>set in the heat of a New Orleans summer</b><br /><br /> 鈥淚f I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,鈥?says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father is on his deathbed, Alex鈥攁 strong-headed lawyer, devoted mother, and loving sister--feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is and what he did over the course of his life and career. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to be with her family, but mostly to interrogate her tightlipped mother, Barbra.<br /><br /> As Barbra fends off Alex鈥檚 unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous life with Victor. Meanwhile Gary, Alex鈥檚 brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie聽career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary鈥檚 wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drug stores around New Orleans and bursting into crying fits. Dysfunction is at its peak. As each family member grapples with Victor鈥檚 history, they must figure out a way to move forward鈥攚ith one another, for themselves, and for the sake of their children.<br /><br /> ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS is a timely, piercing exploration of what it means to be caught in the web of a toxic man who abused his power; it shows how those webs can tangle a family for generations and what it takes to鈥攎aybe, hopefully鈥攂reak free.聽With her signature 鈥渟parkling prose鈥?(<i>Marie Claire</i>) and incisive wit, Jami Attenberg deftly explores one of the most important subjects of our age.

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