THE NIGHTINGALE Read-Alikes

If you cried your way through Kristin Hannah’s THE NIGHTINGALE (like I did) and are still thinking about sisters Isabelle and Vianne, you are not alone. It’s hard to find a story as moving and filled with love as THE NIGHTINGALE, but check out these read-alikes that are guaranteed to hit you in the feels… […]

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Maximum Shelf: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU (4/8/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is Ellen Feldman’s historical novel of survival, morality, and reckoning with the past, PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through WWII in Paris, working in a bookstore under the watchful eye of the Nazis. Now she and her daughter, Vivi, are safely settled on the […]

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Happy #PubDay (3/3/20)

This #PubDay brings a poignant tale of survival in WWII, a pregnant woman in a haunted post-9/11 Manhattan, and a comic-political drama. THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS by Jennifer Rosner “Memoirist and award-winning children’s author­ Rosner challenges the Holocaust with a touch of magic (the yellow bird appears throughout), clarifying a dangerous time and place even […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU + a Letter to Librarians

This week’s Forthcoming #FridayReads pick is PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU, historical fiction set in alternating timelines featuring Nazis, the 1950s publishing industry, and a mother forced to make some hard decisions for survival. PLUS keep reading for a special love letter to librarians from the author, Ellen Feldman. Charlotte is a survivor. She lived through […]

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Audiobook Excerpt of CHANEL’S RIVIERA

Listen up, audiobook lovers! Check out this exciting audio excerpt from Anne de Courcy’s forthcoming CHANEL’S RIVIERA. More about CHANEL’S RIVIERA: The Cote d’Azur in 1938 was a world of wealth, luxury, and extravagance, inhabited by a sparkling cast of characters including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joseph P. Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Colette, the […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS

Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS

A mother and her 5-year-old daughter must hide from the Nazis in German-occupied Poland during World War II in Jennifer Rosner’s heart-rending fiction debut, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. Shira, the daughter, is a musical prodigy, and in order to keep her quiet and hidden in the barn of a Non-Jewish family, her mother Róza invents […]

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Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Maximum Shelf: THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS (10/17/19)

Today’s Maximum Shelf pick is Jennifer Rosner’s breathtaking WWII mother/daughter story, THE YELLOW BIRD SINGS. As Nazi soldiers round up the Jews in their town, Róza and her 5-year-old daughter, Shira, flee, seeking shelter in a neighbor’s barn. Hidden in the hayloft day and night, Shira struggles to stay still and quiet, as music pulses […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/10)

Thriller Thursday (10/10)

Witchcraft and murder at a boarding school + a WWII military thriller = this week’s Thriller Thursday. THE FURIES by Katie Lowe “Murder and witchcraft mix with a heady cocktail of drugs, booze, and revenge in this elegant, pitch-perfect coming-of-age story.”–Kirkus Reviews THE NUGGET by P. T. Deutermann “Deutermann, long a master of military thrillers, […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE SECRET GUESTS

Forthcoming #FridayReads: THE SECRET GUESTS

Benjamin Black, pen name of the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist John Banville, shares a little-known secret of World War II in his forthcoming historical fiction, THE SECRET GUESTS. Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, and in THE SECRET […]

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Thriller Thursday (9/12/19)

Thriller Thursday (9/12/19)

WWII conspiracies meet a #MeToo thriller in today’s Thriller Thursday! THE FIFTH COLUMN by Andrew Gross “Gross has created a thriller that works like a piece of fine machinery. Everything makes a point, there are no wasted moments, no striving for literature. Just a straight-ahead thriller, and a very good one.”–Booklist 29 SECONDS by T. […]

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