The Winter of the World: A Novel #ad - . A heartbreaking and powerful story of personal demons and the hard journey back from an abyss of betrayal in the aftermath of World War IJournalist Alex Dyer made his name covering the bloody horrors of the European trenches. Worse still, alex cannot put to rest the emotions that gnaw at him from the inside: his feelings for Clare, Ted's wife—a woman they both have loved more than life itself.
A masterful debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Hidden Life of Otto Frank, Carol Ann Lee's Winter of the World combines fascinating historical detail and color with breathtaking invention.
The Verdun Affair: A NovelScribner #ad - Both are surprised to encounter an Austrian journalist named Paul with his own interest in the amnesiac. Across a continent still reeling from world War I, a “ravishingly beautiful” Paula McClain story about a love affair between two Americans and the lie that changes everything. France, is helping comfort the grieving families who travel through Verdun, a young American orphaned in World War I, 1921—Tom, seeking answers about their loved ones.
But nothing in his past—not his rough Chicago childhood nor his experiences driving ambulances across French battlefields—can prepare Tom for the arrival of Sarah Hagen. As their affair takes them across a fractured europe careening toward World War 2, Tom and Sarah learn how love can be both a cure for—and a distraction from—the realities of a world turned upside down.
The Verdun Affair: A Novel #ad - A deeply transporting novel about love and identity, truth and consequences, The Verdun Affair is a page-turning and vividly imagined “literary romance… that unravels a love triangle and its players’ secrets” Los Angeles Times. From the moment he meets her, a disarmingly magnetic woman looking for news of her missing husband, he knows he will help her in any way he can—even if that means crossing an unforgivable line.
But they can only hide from the truth for so long. When news of an amnesiac soldier in bologna reaches Tom in Paris, only to find Sarah at the soldier’s bedside, he sets off as a journalist to uncover the story, hopeful as ever. As they confront the past, tom’s actions come back to haunt him, and each is forced to make a choice that will change their lives forever.
The Last Summer of the World: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Told with elegance and transporting historical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell’s first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war. A finalist for the new york public library's young lion's Fiction Award and named a Best Book of the Year by the Providence Journal, the Austin-American-Stateman, and the Madison Capital Times.
The Last Summer of the World: A Novel #ad - There, the birth of two daughters, marriage, he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, and a love affair that divided his family. Absorbing…Mitchell's novel is the real thing. Boston globein the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army.
22 Britannia Road: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - An unforgettable novel that cries out for discussion, ultimately, and, it is a powerful story of primal maternal love, overcoming hardship, acceptance-one that will pierce your heart. Janusz is an englishman now-determined to forget Poland, forget his own ghosts from the way, and begin a new life as a proper English family.
Is the wrenching chronicle of how these damaged people try to become, once again, a true family. But the war has changed them all so utterly that they'll barely recognize one another when they are reunited. There her husband, janusz, is already waiting for them at the little house at 22 Britannia Road. Housekeeper or housewife?" the soldier asks Silvana as she and eight- year-old Aurek board the ship that will take them from Poland to England at the end of World War II.
22 Britannia Road: A Novel #ad - One of the most searing debuts to come along in years, 22 Britannia Road. Silvana and aurek spent the war hiding in the forests of Poland. Wild, almost feral aurek doesn't know how to tie his own shoes or sleep in a bed. But for silvana, who cannot escape the painful memory of a shattering wartime act, forgetting is not a possibility.
A tour de force that echoes modern classics like Suite Francaise and The Postmistress. Survivor, " she answers.
The Velvet HoursBerkley #ad - From the international bestselling author of the Lost Wife and The Garden of Letters, comes a story—inspired by true events—of two women pursuing freedom and independence in Paris during WWII. As paris teeters on the edge of the german occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return.
An elusive courtesan, marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. Most striking of all are a beautiful string of pearls and a magnificent portrait of Marthe painted by the Italian artist Giovanni Boldini.
The Velvet Hours #ad - . With europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. As marthe’s tale unfolds, like velvet itself, stitched with its own shadow and light, it helps to guide Solange on her own path. Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved.
City of Women: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. New york times bestsellerwhom do you trust, and who can be saved? A gripping tale of Berlin in the Second World War, whom do you love, from the author of Annelies. On the surface, sigrid schröder is the model german soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime.
City of Women: A Novel #ad - But sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war.
. It is 1943—the height of the Second World War.
I, Who Did Not DieRegan Arts. #ad - The numbers involved are staggering: —all told, and 500, 000 lives—200, 000 Iraqis, it claimed 700, 000 Iranians. The two countries spent a combined 1. 1 trillion dollars fighting the war. But zahed, a child, and najah, but masterful, are rare men—not just survivors, a young restaurateur, wondrously gifted storytellers.
It’s a war story. An eloquent and haunting act of witness to horrors beyond grimmest fiction, and a thing of towering beauty. Young men of military service age—eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran—died in the greatest numbers. More importantly, it is a story that must be told, and a richly textured view into an overlooked conflict and misunderstood region.
I, Who Did Not Die #ad - . It was an act that decades later would save his own life. This is a remarkable story. A love story. Rarely does this kind of reportage succeed so power- fully as literature. 80, 000 iranian child soldiers were killed, mostly between the ages of sixteen and seventeen. Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy.
More rarely still does such searingly brilliant literature—fit to stand beside Remarque, Hemingway, and O’Brien—emerge from behind “enemy” lines.
Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at WarRegan Arts. #ad - It was meant to be an epic journey, the pacific, japan becomes six years of quasi-detention, a week-long stay in Yokohama, and Siberia—but when Hitler invades Russia, crossing the United States, as Hildegarde and her family are stranded in Japan until the war’s end. In this spellbinding memoir, mahoney recounts her family’s moving saga, from their courage in the face of terrible difficulties—including forced relocation, brutal winters in the Japanese Alps—to their joyous reunion with their German relatives in Hamburg, scarce rations, and their eventual return to New York City in 1950.
Journey Interrupted: A Family Without a Country in a World at War #ad - Richly detailed and remarkably vivid, Journey Interrupted is a story unlike any other—the inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other. In the midst of world war ii, a german-american family finds themselves stranded in Japan in this inspiring tale of an extraordinary family adapting to the hazards of fate, and finding salvation in each other.
In the spring of 1941, seven-year-old hildegarde ercklentz and her family leave their home in New York City and set off for their native Germany, where her father has been recalled to the headquarters of the Commerz & Privat Bank in Berlin.
The Blasphemer: A NovelCrown #ad - But as the past collapses into the present, the fissures in his relationship with Nancy show through. Should he save himself, or nancy, who is the elusive figure who guides him away from certain death?Back in London, the woman he loves? But how can one moment of betrayal ever be forgiven? And after he escapes the plane and swims for help, Daniel thinks he finds the answer; it is connected with his great grandfather and the first horrific day of Passchendaele.
The Blasphemer: A Novel #ad - An astonishing, ambitious and masterful new novel, with echoes of Birdsong, that reads at the pace of a thriller. On its way to the galápagos Islands, a light aircraft crashes into the sea. Zoologist daniel Kennedy is confronted with a stark Darwinian choice. The blasphemer is a novel that speaks to the head as well as the heart of the reader.
Until he is given a second chance to prove his courage and earn her forgiveness.
Waiting Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - With wisdom, and empathy for all his characters, restraint, he vividly reveals the complexities and subtleties of a world and a people we desperately need to know. Judges' citation, national book award"ha jin's novel could hardly be less theatrical, yet we're immediately engaged by its narrative structure, by its wry humor and by the subtle, startling shifts it produces in our understanding of characters and their situation.
The new york times book Review"Subtle and complex--his best work to date. The poet in jin intersperses these human scenes with achingly beautiful vignettes of natural beauty. Los angeles times"A simple love story that transcends cultural barriers--. Waiting is an outstanding literary achievement. Lisa see, author of On Gold Mountain.
The result touches and reveals, bringing to life a singular world in its spectacular intricacy. Gish jen, author of Who's Irish?"A remarkable love story. In waiting, ha jin portrays the life of lin kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village.
Waiting Vintage International #ad - Jin's account of daily life in China is convincing and rich in detail. The chicago tribune"compassionate, earthy, and wise, robust, Waiting blends provocative allegory with all-too-human comedy. Ha jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and society, between the timeless universality of the human heart and constantly shifting politics of the moment.
The Highland Witch: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - With its strong female protagonist, Fletcher’s latest work casts a spell that will linger over readers long after they have finished the book. Library journal starred reviewin 1692, captivating Corrag—accused witch, orphaned herbalist, brilliant, and unforgettable heroine—is imprisoned for her supposed involvement in a massacre in the Scottish highlands.
Suspected of witchcraft and murder and awaiting her death, an Irish propagandist who seeks information to condemn the Protestant King William, she tells her story to Charles Leslie, rumored to be involved in the massacre. Hers is a story of passion, courage, love, and the magic of the natural world. By telling it, she transforms both their lives.
The Highland Witch: A Novel #ad - Originally published in hardcover under the title Corrag: A Novel. This engrossing historical novel is essential for lovers of Scottish history.