Lilli de Jong: A Novel

She is stunned at how much her infant needs her and at how quickly their bond overtakes her heart. So little is permissible for a woman, " writes Lilli, “yet on her back every human climbs to adulthood. ”. Mothers in her position face disabling prejudice, which is why most give up their newborns. She is told she must give up her daughter to avoid lifelong poverty and shame.

A powerful, authentic voice for a generation of women whose struggles were erased from history—a heart-smashing debut that completely satisfies. Jamie ford,  new york times bestselling author of hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetA young woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia.

Drawing on rich history, lilli de Jong is both an intimate portrait of loves lost and found and a testament to the work of mothers. Pregnant, and banished from her quaker home and teaching position, left behind by her lover, Lilli de Jong enters a home for wronged women to deliver her child. But she chooses to keep her.

Instead, she braves moral condemnation and financial ruin in a quest to keep herself and her baby alive. But lilli can’t accept such an outcome. Confiding their story to her diary as it unfolds, Lilli takes readers from an impoverished charity to a wealthy family's home to the streets of a burgeoning American city.


Educated: A Memoir

Despite the singularity of tara westover’s childhood, 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, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.

The new york Times Book Review. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. 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. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. 1 new york times, kept out of school,  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, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, KQED • New York Public LibraryAn unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, WALL STREET JOURNAL, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.


Where the Crawdads Sing

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. 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.

So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. 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. But kya is not what they say.

Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. 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.

Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

A new york times top ten book of the year and national book award finalist, Pachinko is an "extraordinary epic" of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family as they fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan San Francisco Chronicle. Richly told and profoundly moving, sacrifice, ambition, Pachinko is a story of love, and loyalty.

From bustling street markets to the halls of japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, stubborn women, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

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The Great Alone: A Novel

Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In kristin hannah’s the great alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

1 new york times instant bestseller february 2018a people “book of the week”buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018”Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018”Alaska, 1974. Ernt allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Thirteen-year-old leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, has little choice but to go along, stormy relationship, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future. In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women.

. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

The Alice Network: A Novel

She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. Until a young american barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth. No matter where it leads. Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice.

A year into the great war, eve gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied france, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

So when charlie's parents banish her to europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. Featuring an exclusive excerpt from kate quinn's next incredible historical novel, and bookbub in an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author kate quinn, the huntress new york times & usa today bestseller#1 globe and mail historical fiction bestsellerone of NPR's Best Books of the Year!One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!The Girly Book Club Book of the Year!A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Liz and Lisa, Goodreads, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family.

An American Marriage Oprah's Book Club: A Novel Oprah's Book Club 2018 Selection

Triumphant. Elle newlyweds celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. As roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

. Unforgettable. Usa today   “a tense and timely love story. Packed with brave questions about race and class. People   “Compelling. The washington Post   “Epic. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, her childhood friend, taking comfort in Andre, and best man at their wedding.

Beautifully written. The new york times book Review   “Brilliant and heartbreaking.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

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. 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,  Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, 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.

Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. 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. The only way to survive is to open your heart.  .

The Ninth Hour: A Novel

He is determined to prove—to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife—that “the hours of his life. Saviour, a little nursing sister of the Sick Poor, an aging nun, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In catholic brooklyn in the early part of the twentieth century, and yet his suicide, superstition, decorum, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, though never spoken of, and shame collude to erase the man’s brief existence, reverberates through many lives—testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, even through multiple generations.

. Belonged to himself alone. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Rendered with remarkable delicacy, and intelligence, heart, Alice McDermott’s The Ninth Hour is a crowning achievement of one of the finest American writers at work today. A magnificent new novel from one of america’s finest writers—a powerfully affecting story spanning the twentieth century of a widow and her daughter and the nuns who serve their Irish-American community in Brooklyn.

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens a gas tap in his Brooklyn tenement.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel

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. 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. I would recommend it unreservedly to anyone, whether they’d read a hundred Holocaust stories or none. Graeme simsion, lale sokolov, a slovakian jew, internationally-bestselling author of The Rosie ProjectIn April 1942, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

I find it hard to imagine anyone who would not be drawn in, confronted and moved. Her name is gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her. A vivid, harrowing, 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, 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.

The Lost History of Stars: A Novel By The Author Of Guernica

Lettie is a figure of abiding grace, and her story is richly drawn and impossible to forget. A beautiful testament to love, family, and sheer force of will, The Lost History of Stars was inspired by Dave Boling’s grandfather’s own experience as a soldier during the Boer War. It is early in the boer war, and lettie’s father, grandfather, and brother are off fighting the British as thousands of Afrikaner women and children are detained.

In turn-of-the-century south africa, fourteen-year-old Lettie, her younger brother, and her mother are Dutch Afrikaner settlers who have been taken from their farm by British soldiers and are being held in a concentration camp. Brave and defiant, in her plan to be a writer, Lettie finds comfort in memories of stargazing with her grandfather, and in surprising new friendships that will both nourish and challenge her.

. Determined to dictate their own fate, Lettie and her family give each other strength and hope as they fight to survive amid increasingly dire conditions. From a forgotten moment in history comes an inspiring novel about finding strength and courage in the most unimaginable places. The camps are cramped and disease ridden; the threat of illness and starvation are ever present.