The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel


Harper Paperbacks - 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. The tattooist of auschwitz 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.

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, prisoner 32407, lale, 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.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel - A vivid, 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, harrowing, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is also a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions.

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.

I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved.

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Where the Crawdads Sing


G.P. Putnam's Sons - When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of barbara kingsolver and karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.

Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. 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. So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.

Where the Crawdads Sing - . 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. 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.

The new york times book Review"Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver. Bustlefor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.

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Before We Were Yours: A Novel


Ballantine Books - Based on one of america’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which georgia tann, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, wrenching, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Library journalpublishers weekly’s #3 longest-running bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection “A story of a family lost and found. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty.

Before We Were Yours: A Novel - It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel. The huffington Post. Born into wealth and privilege, avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis,  a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption.

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Auschwitz Lullaby: A Novel


Thomas Nelson - Mengele’s intentions, but she agrees to cooperate when he asks her to organize a day care and school for the Romani children in the camp. Her husband, johann, is separated from them, but Helene remains fiercely protective of her children and those around her. Helene’s worst fears come true when the police, under strict orders from the SS, demand that her children and husband, all of Romani heritage, be taken into custody.

When the powers-that-be discover that helene is not only a German but also a trained nurse, she is forced into service at the camp hospital, which is overseen by the notorious Dr. Based on the true story of a brave German nurse tasked with caring for Auschwitz’s youngest prisoners. Auschwitz lullaby grabbed my heart and drew me in.

Auschwitz Lullaby: A Novel - A great choice for readers of historical fiction. Irma joubert, author of the girl from the trainAuschwitz Lullaby brings to life the story of Helene Hannemann—a woman who sacrificed everything for family and fought furiously for the children she hoped to save. On an otherwise ordinary morning in 1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home.

Though helene is german and safe from the forces invading her home, she refuses to leave her family—sealing her fate in a way she never could have imagined. After a terrifying trek across the continent, Helene and her family arrive at Auschwitz and are thrown into the chaos of the camp. Mengele himself.

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The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel


Park Row - Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. A new york times bestsellercosmopolitan best book club book of 2019popsugar must-read book of 2019Glamour Best Book of 2019“Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.

Lisa wingate, new york times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours“Pam Jenoff’s meticulous research and gorgeous historical world-building lift her books to must-buy status. 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.

An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make the lost girls of paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkFrom the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

1946, manhattanone morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station. 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.

The Lost Girls of Paris: A Novel - 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. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, new york times 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.

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We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel


Penguin Books - Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, ingenuity, the Kurcs must rely on hope, and inner strength to persevere. As one sibling is forced into exile, while others struggle to escape certain death, another attempts to flee the continent, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight.

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. An extraordinary, we were the lucky ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, propulsive novel, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel - 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. New york times bestsellerinspired by the incredible true story of one jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.

Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely. Glamour   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.

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Cilka's Journey: A Novel


St. Martin's Press - From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, comes the new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience. She was the bravest person I ever met. Lale sokolov on cilka klein, the tattooist of Auschwitz Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942.

Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions.

Cilka's Journey: A Novel - The commandant at birkenau, notices her long beautiful hair, Schwarzhuber, and forces her separation from the other women prisoners. But what choice did she have? and where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards.

But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. After liberation, cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia.

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Educated: A Memoir


Random House - Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive.

Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. 1 new york times,  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, KQED • New York Public LibraryAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, WALL STREET JOURNAL, 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.

Educated: A Memoir - . When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. 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.

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The German Midwife: A new historical romance for 2019 from the USA Today best seller.


Avon - Eva braun is pregnant with the Führer’s child, and Anke is assigned as her midwife. Before long, Anke is faced with an impossible choice. Does she serve the reich she loathes and keep the baby alive? Or does she sacrifice an innocent child for the good of a broken world?*Published in the UK as A Woman of War*.

The usa today Best Seller. A powerful, haunting debut”—kate quinn, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice NetworkAn enthralling new tale of courage, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love.

The German Midwife: A new historical romance for 2019 from the USA Today best seller. - Germany, 1944. A prisoner in the camps, Anke Hoff is doing what she can to keep her pregnant campmates and their newborns alive. But when anke’s work is noticed, she is chosen for a task more dangerous than she could ever have imagined.

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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel


Penguin Books - Soon to be a hulu limited series, a letter from celeste ng, starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry WashingtoneBook includes special materials for book clubs: a Q&A with Celeste Ng and John Green, and book club discussion questions. Named a best book of the year by: people, the washington post, the daily beast, library reads, entertainment Weekly, Southern Living, Bustle, Goodreads, Esquire, Audible,  Paste, iBooks,  Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, GQ, Barnes & Noble, NPR,  Book of the Month,  St.

It's a marvel. Paula hawkinsfrom the bestselling author of everything I Never Told You,  a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. It moved me to tears. Reese witherspoon“I am loving Little Fires Everywhere.

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel - Enter mia warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Maybe my favorite novel I've read this year. John green"Witty, wise, and tender. In shaker heights, a placid, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, progressive suburb of Cleveland, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

Little fires everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster. Perfect for book clubs! Visit celesteng.

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel


Penguin Books - I fell in love with eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese WitherspoonNo one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. Meet eleanor oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking.

1 new york times bestseller and the perfect holiday gift a reese witherspoon book club pick“beautifully written and incredibly funny,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, vodka, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, and phone chats with Mummy.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel - But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. And it is raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. Soon to be a major motion picture produced by reese witherspoon, warm,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes.

When she and raymond together save sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. The only way to survive is to open your heart.  .

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