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The Book Thief
Markus Zusak - Sep 11, 2007 (first published in 2005)
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It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery. So begins ...
Unbroken
An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
Laura Hillenbrand - Apr 25, 2017
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The #1 New York Times  bestseller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, "In Conversation," with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperin...
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Guy Kawasaki
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
A Novel
Heather Morris - Sep 04, 2018
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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 Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners.Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lal...
The Paris Architect
A Novel
Charles Belfoure - Jul 15, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hi...
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Malcolm Gladwell
Life After Life
A Novel
Kate Atkinson - Jan 07, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For a...
The Things We Cannot Say
A Novel
Kelly Rimmer - Mar 19, 2019
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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’s a decision that will alter her destiny…and it’s a lie that will remain buried until the next century.Since she was nine years old, Alina Dziak knew she would marry her best friend, Toma...
We Were the Lucky Ones
A Novel
Georgia Hunter - Jul 30, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Inspired 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." --GlamourIt is the spring of 19...
City of Thieves
A Novel
David Benioff - Mar 31, 2009 (first published in 2008)
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During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s we...
Outlander
Diana Gabaldon - Jan 01, 1992 (first published in 1991)
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The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord...
Ordinary Grace
William Kent Krueger - Mar 04, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.” New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuf...
Orphan Train
A Novel
Christina Baker Kline - Oct 14, 2014
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The author of Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be delivers her most ambitious and powerful novel to date: a captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship: a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to questions n...
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Aimee & Jaguar by Erica Fischer
The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky
City of Women by David R. Gillham
Motherland by Maria Hummel