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The Orphan’s Tale

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan’s Taleintroduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a… Read More »

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D-Day Reads: Unique Perspectives in WWII Fiction

Monday, June 6 marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the day that the allied troops landed on the beach in Normandy, France. From there, a coordinated operation began that would eventually see Europe liberated from the Nazis and the end of World War II. The literary landscape is saturated with novels memorializing that time, from… Read More »

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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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