When she is six, marie-laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, against all odds, he illuminates the ways, people try to be good to one another. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
. Winner of the pulitzer prize from the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning anthony doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Marie-laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is twelve, the nazis occupy paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea.
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In a mining town in germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find.
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The Nightingale: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Miriam klein kassenoff, director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute"Beautifully written and richly evocative. Sara gruen, love, #1 new york times bestselling author“A hauntingly rich WWII novel about courage, brutality, survival—and the essence of what makes us human. Family circle“A heart-pounding story.
Usa today"An enormous story. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. Goodreads best historical novel of the year • people's choice favorite fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year Praise for The Nightingale:"Haunting, action-packed, and compelling.
The Nightingale: A Novel #ad - Christina baker kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author"Absolutely riveting! . Read this book. Dr. Richly satisfying. With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war.
A #1 new york times bestseller, wall street journal best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation. I loved it.
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Where the Crawdads SingG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - 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. 1 new york times bestsellera reese witherspoon x hello sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful.
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The Goldfinch: A Novel Pulitzer Prize for FictionLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is alienated and in love--and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The goldfinch is a mesmerizing, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate.
Bewildered by his strange new home on park avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
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The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A NovelHarper Paperbacks #ad - I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none. Graeme simsion, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectIn April 1942, a Slovakian Jew, Lale Sokolov, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. 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.
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. The #1 international bestseller & new york times bestsellerthis beautiful, illuminating tale of hope and courage is based on interviews that were conducted with Holocaust survivor and Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist Ludwig Lale Sokolov—an unforgettable love story in the midst of atrocity.
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When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer the German word for tattooist, tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for over two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism—but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion.
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Some of the characters in these stories contend with hardships; some discover unique gifts; all are united by their ultimate deference to the ravishing universe outside themselves. Doerr explores the human condition in all its varieties—metamorphosis, fractured relationships, grief, and slowly mending hearts—conjuring nature in both its beautiful abundance and crushing power.
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The Great Alone: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Ernt allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. In their small cabin, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, covered in snow, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. Thirteen-year-old leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.
In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. 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’s last true frontier. Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.
Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In kristin hannah’s the great alone, 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.
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But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates.
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Educated: A MemoirRandom House #ad - Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, and resonant for many others.
The new york Times Book Review. 1 new york times, wall street journal, kqed • new york public libraryan unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning america • san francisco chronicle • the guardian • the economist • financial times • newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - When his family home in milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat.
Pino lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. But after pino is injured, general hans leyers, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler’s left hand in Italy, one of the Third Reich’s most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, pino endures the horrors of the war and the nazi occupation by fighting in secret, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share.
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He’s a normal italian teenager—obsessed with music, food, and girls—but his days of innocence are numbered.
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A Gentleman in Moscow: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - In 1922, count alexander rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Brimming with humor, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, a glittering cast of characters, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
The mega-bestseller with more than 1. 5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series"The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, and twists of fate. The wall street Journal He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the new york times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.
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The Silent PatientCeladon Books #ad - A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. The instant #1 new york times bestseller"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller. A mix of hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.
Entertainment weeklythe silent patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.
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