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The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach Excerpt

ONE Washington, DC November 1943 I did not fight the umbrella which blew inside out as I stepped from the streetcar. Instead, I clung tighter to my nearly soaked cloche to hold it in place against the icy rain that slanted sideways across Pennsylvania Avenue. Navigating the slick pavement carefully, I swam through the midafternoon… Read More »

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The Orphan’s Tale Excerpt

1 Noa Germany, 1944 The sound comes low like the buzzing of the bees that once chased Papa across the farm and caused him to spend a week swathed in bandages. I set down the brush I’d been using to scrub the floor, once-elegant marble now cracked beneath boot heels and set with fine lines… Read More »

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The Ambassador’s Daughter Excerpt

Chapter 1 I cycle through the Jardin des Tuileries, navigating carefully around the slippery spots on the damp gravel path. The December air is crisp with the promise of snow and the bare branches of the chestnut trees bow over me like a procession of sabers. I pedal faster past the park benches, savoring the… Read More »

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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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