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The Kommandant’s Girl Excerpt

As we cut across the wide span of the market square, past the pigeons gathered around fetid puddles, I eye the sky warily and tighten my grip on Lukasz’s hand, willing him to walk faster. But the child licks his ice-cream cone, oblivious to the darkening sky, a drop hanging from his blond curls. Thank… Read More »

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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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