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The Diplomat’s Wife Excerpt

CHAPTER 1 I do not know how many hours or days I have lain on this cold, hard floor, waiting to die. For some time, it seemed certain that I already was dead, shrouded in the dark stillness of my grave, unable to move or speak. A sharp pain shoots through my right side. It… Read More »

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The Dinner Party Redux: Are Book Clubs The New Dinner Party?

This is a guest post from Pam Jenoff, author of THE LAST SUMMER AT CHELSEA BEACH. Of the many things I loved about the almost five years I lived in Europe both as a diplomat and student, dinner parties were right at the top of the list. I’m not necessarily talking about crystal and fine… Read More »

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The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

Summer 1941. Young Adelia Montforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are soon throttled by the war and… Read More »

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The Diplomat’s Wife

How have I been lucky enough to come here, to be alive, when so many others are not? I should have died.… But I am here. 1945. Surviving the brutality of a Nazi prison camp, Marta Nederman is lucky to have escaped with her life. Recovering from the horror, she meets Paul, an American soldier… Read More »

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