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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>
Under Lying
by Janelle Harris

Language

English

Pages

295

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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<p><b>In this gripping novel of suspense, the disappearance of a couple鈥檚 baby daughter leaves everyone a suspect.</b></p><p>Susan has everything she ever wanted. A loving husband, an angelic daughter and the cottage of her dreams in County Cork. Her picture-perfect life seems too good to be true. And it is.</p><p>At a housewarming party with their new neighbours, her daughter Amelia goes missing. As friends become suspects, Susan鈥檚 life spirals out of control. And when Amelia鈥檚 yellow cardigan is dredged from the lake, every parent鈥檚 worst nightmare suddenly seems horribly real.</p><p>In the aftermath of Amelia鈥檚 disappearance Susan and her husband Paul are not themselves. Someone is hiding something. What if Susan and Paul鈥檚 entire relationship was built on lies stretching back years?</p><p>Some secrets may be best left buried in the past, but uncovering the truth could be the only way to find Amelia 鈥?before it鈥檚 too late.</p>
The Puzzle of You
by Leah Mercer

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

November 01, 2019

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<p><b>She鈥檚 woken up in a life she doesn鈥檛 recognise 鈥?with a daughter she doesn鈥檛 remember.</b></p><p>When Charlotte McKay wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there, all she wants is to go back to the perfect London flat she shares with her husband, and the impressive career she鈥檚 worked so hard to build. But something鈥檚 not right. Her husband David is at her bedside 鈥?but so is a three-year-old girl, and she鈥檚 calling Charlotte 鈥楳ummy鈥欌€?lt;/p><p>Charlotte鈥檚 first instinct is panic. When 鈥?why 鈥?did she have a child? What about her promotion, her independence, her romantic weekends with David? She loved being that woman: how can she have turned into the stay-at-home mother she swore she鈥檇 never be?</p><p>Back at home, she dives into her unfamiliar world, hoping to piece together the mystery of her transformation. But faced with so much that feels foreign and unnatural, will she ever be happy in a life she can鈥檛 remember having 鈥?or wanting to have?</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 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>
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.
From Sand and Ash
by Amy Harmon

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

December 01, 2016

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<p><i>Italy, 1943鈥擥ermany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.</i></p><p>As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by, the two find themselves falling in love. But the church calls to Angelo and, despite his deep feelings for Eva, he chooses the priesthood.</p><p>Now, more than a decade later, Angelo is a Catholic priest and Eva is a woman with nowhere to turn. With the Gestapo closing in, Angelo hides Eva within the walls of a convent, where Eva discovers she is just one of many Jews being sheltered by the Catholic Church.</p><p>But Eva can鈥檛 quietly hide, waiting for deliverance, while Angelo risks everything to keep her safe. With the world at war and so many in need, Angelo and Eva face trial after trial, choice after agonizing choice, until fate and fortune finally collide, leaving them with the most difficult decision of all.</p>
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>
Borderlands: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 14)
by LJ Ross

Language

English

Pages

249

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><b>FROM THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF <i>HOLY ISLAND</I> AND <I>PENSHAW</I></b></p><br /><p><b><I>When the gods made man, they made a weapon...</i></b></p><br /><p>After uncovering a fresh wave of corruption within the ranks of Northumbria CID, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan was looking forward to an uneventful summer. But, when a young woman is shot dead on the remote army ranges of the Northumberland National Park, Ryan is called in to investigate.</p><br /><p>Meanwhile, violent crimes are being committed across sites of historic importance in the North East, the perpetrator leaving only a graffitied symbol as their calling card. As the body count rises, Ryan and his team must unravel the mystery behind its meaning 鈥?before it's too late...</p><br /><p>Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape. </p><br /><p><b>鈥淟J Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers鈥?鈥?<i>The Times</i></p><br /><p>鈥淎 literary phenomenon鈥?鈥?<i>Evening Chronicle</i></p><br /><p>鈥淟J Ross is the Queen of Kindle鈥?鈥?<i>Sunday Telegraph</i></b></p><br />
Postcards From a Stranger
by Imogen Clark

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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<p><b>A secret lies buried at the heart of her family鈥攂ut it can鈥檛 stay hidden forever.</b></p><p>When Cara stumbles across a stash of old postcards in the attic, their contents make her question everything she thought she knew.</p><p>The story she pieces together is confusing and unsettling, and appears to have been patched over with lies. But who can tell her the truth? With her father sinking into Alzheimer鈥檚 and her brother reluctant to help, it seems Cara will never find the answers to her questions. One thing is clear, though: someone knows more than they鈥檙e letting on.</p><p>Torn between loyalty to her family and dread of what she might find, Cara digs into the early years of her parents鈥?troubled marriage, hunting down long-lost relatives who might help unravel the mystery. But the picture that begins to emerge is not at all the one she鈥檇 expected鈥攂ecause as she soon discovers, lies have a habit of multiplying . . .</p><p><b>Revised edition: This edition of <i>Postcards from a Stranger</i> includes editorial revisions.</b></p>

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