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“‘Murder him. . . . I can’t see any other way out,’ counsels Abbé Pierre as he hands Yvonne the lethal drug. . . . ‘You’ll grieve. You’ll mourn.

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A new entrant in the unlikely but burgeoning genre of Holocaust romance fiction . . .”

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The Girl from Berlin is the fifth in the Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart series. It is the winner of the Book Club category for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award.

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“a haunting portrait of a nation slowly collapsing . . .”

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“Beatriz Williams deftly fits together the characters, stories, and themes that the narrative services into a cohesive whole.

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“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover

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“If Jin Yong’s story continues to grow richer as it progresses, by the end it will pack an impressive punch.”

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You know you’ve got a great book in your hands when you update your partner on the story at each meal and follow them around the house during the day reading out special passages.

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Americans have always been enraptured royal followers.

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“Allott delivers her intricate and suspenseful story with the voice of a literary writer.

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Looking for an escape from quarantine boredom, but want to minimize your screen time?  Then Hillary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light, the final, nearly 800-page volume of her bestselling,

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“Weir is a respected historian, an expert on the Tudor line, and she applies her creative imagination to present a novel that is hard to put down.”

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This short story collection by Newbery Award-winner Madeleine L’Engle, published posthumously by her granddaughter, is aimed more at L’Engle scholars and devoted fans than recreational readers fami

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“Almost everything about The King of Warsaw is gripping . . .”

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The Book of Longings is well named, well inspired, and well imagined—a superlative effort from a writer at the top of her game.”

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“two love stories seen as a continuing parable, of men in two centuries adjusting to the changing world around them, while each comes to terms with the environment in his own way.”

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“an extra ordinarily charming adaptation of one the most overlooked and most important people in Jane Austen’s life . . .”

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In the final weeks of World War II, when Walter Kempowski was 15 years old, he watched tens of thousands of his fellow Germans scramble westward through his hometown from their once-conquered terri

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“A worthy read for those who love plot twists and Elizabethan history.”

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Laura Joh Rowland switches from 17th century Japan to 1890s London in her memorable new series featuring a likeable trio of crime scene photographers for the Daily World newspaper.

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“This book is slated as the start of a new series and holds great promise to be a good one.”

Amid the screaming, bloody chaos of war, what’s one more dead body?

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The Night Watchman is above all a story of resilience. . . .

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“Discover a brooding and eerie gothic tale of a wonderland filled with something other than wonder, and a fairyland that is dark and dangerous.”

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Dhananjaya Rajaratnam, also known as Danny, lives in Sydney, Australia. He’s an illegal immigrant trying to remain in the shadows, unnoticed and undiscovered.

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“an astonishing book.”

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