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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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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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