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The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

The Memory Keeper of Kyiv
  • Author : Erin Litteken
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-16
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9781804157572
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Summary : Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo. “A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken. This is a compelling, timely read.” Kate Quinn, author of The Rose Code In the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective farming. It was the first step in creating a man-made famine that, in Ukraine, stole almost 4 million lives. Inspired by the history the world forgot, and the Russian government denies, Erin Litteken reimagines their story. In 1929, Katya is 16 years old, surrounded by family and in love with the boy next door. When Stalin’s activists arrive in her village, it’s just a few, a little pressure to join the collective. But soon neighbors disappear, those who speak out are never seen again and every new day is uncertain. Resistance has a price, and as desperate hunger grips the countryside, survival seems more a dream than a possibility. But, even in the darkest times, love beckons. Seventy years later, a young widow discovers her grandmother’s journal, one that will reveal the long-buried secrets of her family’s haunted past. This is a story of the resilience of the human spirit, the love that sees us through our darkest hours and the true horror of what happened during the Holodomor. "I never imagined the release of my novel on a past oppression of the Ukrainian people would coincide with such a parallel tragedy." Erin Litteken May we never forget, lest history repeat itself. A share of proceeds will be donated to DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.“Emotionally riveting and honest . . . simultaneously shines an unflinching light on historical atrocities while it celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. You won’t soon forget this stunning debut.” Paulette Kennedy, author of Parting the Veil “Breathtaking. Devastating. Erin Litteken's The Memory Keeper of Kyiv chronicles a defining but forgotten moment of Ukrainian history.” Amanda McCrina, The Silent Unseen

The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

The Memory Keeper of Kyiv
  • Author : Erin Litteken
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-05-16
  • Total pages : 590
  • ISBN : 1804157600
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Summary : Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo. "A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine's tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken. This is a compelling, timely read." Kate Quinn, author of The Rose Code In the 1930s, Stalin's activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective farming. It was the first step in creating a man-made famine that, in Ukraine, stole almost 4 million lives. Inspired by the history the world forgot, and the Russian government denies, Erin Litteken reimagines their story.In 1929, Katya is 16 years old, surrounded by family and in love with the boy next door. When Stalin's activists arrive in her village, it's just a few, a little pressure to join the collective. But soon neighbors disappear, those who speak out are never seen again and every new day is uncertain. Resistance has a price, and as desperate hunger grips the countryside, survival seems more a dream than a possibility. But, even in the darkest times, love beckons. Seventy years later, a young widow discovers her grandmother's journal, one that will reveal the long-buried secrets of her family's haunted past. This is a story of the resilience of the human spirit, the love that sees us through our darkest hours and the true horror of what happened during the Holodomor. "I never imagined the release of my novel on a past oppression of the Ukrainian people would coincide with such a parallel tragedy." Erin Litteken May we never forget, lest history repeat itself. A share of proceeds will be donated to DEC's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. "Emotionally riveting and honest . . . simultaneously shines an unflinching light on historical atrocities while it celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. You won't soon forget this stunning debut." Paulette Kennedy, author of Parting the Veil "Breathtaking. Devastating. Erin Litteken's The Memory Keeper of Kyiv chronicles a defining but forgotten moment of Ukrainian history." Amanda McCrina, The Silent Unseen.

Souvenirs from Kiev

Souvenirs from Kiev
  • Author : Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-26
  • Total pages : 172
  • ISBN : 3903748188
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Summary : Six stories. Six voices. One complete portrait. Join poets and partisans, artists and dissidents as they navigate their way through war-torn Ukraine. Based on and inspired by the author's family's experiences. IPPY 2020 Silver-Medal Winner.

The Memory Keeper

The Memory Keeper
  • Author : Jennifer Camiccia
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781534439573
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Summary : Fish in a Tree meets The Thing About Jellyfish in this heartfelt middle grade debut about long-buried secrets, the power of memory, and the bond between a girl and her gram. All Lulu Carter wants is to be seen. But her parents are lost in their own worlds, and Lulu has learned the hard way that having something as rare as HSAM—the ability to remember almost every single moment in her life—won’t make you popular in school. At least Lulu has Gram, who knows the truth about Lulu’s memory and loves her all the more for it. But Gram has started becoming absentminded, and the more lost she gets, the more she depends on Lulu…until Lulu realizes her memory holds the very key to fixing Gram’s forgetfulness. Once Lulu learns that trauma can cause amnesia, all she needs to do to cure Gram is hunt down that one painful moment in Gram’s life. With her friends Olivia and Max, Lulu digs into Gram’s mysterious past. But they soon realize some secrets should stay buried, and Lulu wonders if she ever knew Gram at all. It’s up to Lulu to uncover the truth before the only person who truly sees her slips away.

Sunflowers Under Fire

Sunflowers Under Fire
  • Author : Diana Stevan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-04-12
  • Total pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9781988180069
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Summary : Finalist for the 2019 Whistler Independent Book Awards In this family saga, love and loss are bound together by a country always at war During WWI, Lukia Mazurets, a Ukrainian farmwife, delivers her eighth child while her husband is serving in the Tsar’s army. Soon after, she and her children are forced to flee the invading Germans. Over the next fourteen years, Lukia must rely on her wits and faith to survive life in a refugee camp, the ravages of a typhus epidemic, the Bolshevik revolution, unimaginable losses, and one daughter’s forbidden love. Sunflowers Under Fire is a heartbreakingly intimate novel that illuminates the strength of the human spirit. Based on the true stories of her grandmother’s ordeals, author Diana Stevan captures the voices of those who had little say in a country that is still being fought over.

Mushroom Land

Mushroom Land
  • Author : Nicole Lily
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-23
  • Total pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9781665708319
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Summary : Lily and her sister are ready to start their first year of college. They move into a beautiful home together, and while exploring her new space, Lily comes upon a sparkly blue mushroom. Since Lily loves mushrooms, she pulls the giant thing from the ground, leaving a huge hole behind. When she peers into the hole, though, her trouble begins. Lily falls and tumbles down, down, and further down until she lands in a strange, unfamiliar world. She is shocked to see that everything in this mysterious land is made of ... mushrooms. Her adventure has just begun. She makes friends with a spa employee named Amanita. Celeste—a kind, older woman—offers Lily guidance and wisdom. However, not everyone in Mushroom Land is friendly and helpful. On the contrary, Death Cap is an evil man with secrets. Lily’s curiosity has led her to this strange world, but unforeseen challenges wait, including the challenge of how she will make her way home.

I'm Keira Doing Keira Things

I'm Keira Doing Keira Things
  • Author : Keira
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06-21
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 107544781X
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Summary : A 120 page writing journal for those with the name Keira! A lined personal writing notebook to write down memories, ideas, goals, notes and new habits! Blue and pink outer space universe front cover, personalized with your first name on the to show inspire your personal creative writing!

The Library of Legends

The Library of Legends
  • Author : Janie Chang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781443456067
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Summary : From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel in which a convoy of student refugees travel across China, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan “Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are . . .” China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China’s western provinces, a journey marred by the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the refugees who are at risk; Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. The students’ common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends creates unexpected bonds. Lian becomes friends and forms a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is arrested and another one is murdered, Lian realizes she must escape before a family secret puts her in danger too. Accompanied by Shao and his enigmatic maidservant, Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai in the hopes of reuniting with her mother. During the journey, Lian learns of the connection between her two companions and a tale from the Library of Legends, The Willow Star and the Prince. This revelation comes with profound consequences, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits who embark on an exodus of their own, one that will change the country’s fate forever.

By Her Own Design

By Her Own Design
  • Author : Piper Huguley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-06-07
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780063059757
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Summary : The incredible untold story of how Ann Lowe, a Black woman and granddaughter of slaves, rose above personal struggles and racial prejudice to design and create one of America's most famous wedding dresses of all time for Jackie Kennedy. 1953, New York City Less than a week before the society wedding of the year where Jacqueline Bouvier will marry John F. Kennedy, a pipe bursts at Ann Lowe’s dress shop and ruins eleven dresses, including the expensive wedding dress, a dress that will be judged by thousands. A Black designer who has fought every step of the way, Ann knows this is only one struggle after a lifetime of them. She and her seamstresses will find the way to re-create the dresses. It may take all day and all night for the next week to accomplish the task, but they will do it. 1918, Tampa Raised in Jim Crow Alabama, Ann learned the art of sewing from her mother and her grandmother, a former slave, who are the most talented seamstresses in the state. After Ann elopes at twelve with an older man who soon proves himself to be an abusive alcoholic, her dreams of becoming a celebrated designer seem to be put on hold. But then a wealthy Tampa socialite sees Ann’s talent and offers her an amazing opportunity—the chance to sew and design clothing for Florida’s society elite. Taking her young son in the middle of the night, Ann escapes her husband and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Based on the true story of one of the most famous designers of the twenties through the sixties who has since been unjustly forgotten, By Her Own Design is an unforgettable novel of determination despite countless obstacles and a triumph celebrated by the world.

The Spanish Daughter

The Spanish Daughter
  • Author : Lorena Hughes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-12-28
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781496736260
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Summary : “An engrossing, suspenseful family saga filled with unpredictable twists and turns.” —Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of Next Year in Havana “With an equal mix of historical fiction, dramatic family conflict, and mystery, this tale should please fans of Christina Baker Kline, Lisa Wingate, and Kate Quinn.” —Booklist The Washington Post Books to Read Now | Ms. Magazine Reads for the Rest of Us | Bustle Most Anticipated Books | PopSugar Best Books | BiblioLifestyle Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Books | Book Riot Book Recommendations | Finer Things Book Lover Gifts They’ll Actually Love Perfect for fans of Julia Alvarez and Silvia Moreno-Garcia, this exhilarating novel transports you to the lush tropical landscape of 1920s Ecuador, blending family drama, dangerous mystery, and the real-life history of the coastal town known as the “birthplace of cacao.” As a child in Spain, Puri always knew her passion for chocolate was inherited from her father. But it’s not until his death that she learns of something else she’s inherited—a cocoa estate in Vinces, Ecuador, a town nicknamed “París Chiquito.” Eager to claim her birthright and filled with hope for a new life after the devastation of World War I, she and her husband Cristóbal set out across the Atlantic Ocean. But it soon becomes clear someone is angered by Puri’s claim to the estate… When a mercenary sent to murder her aboard the ship accidentally kills Cristóbal instead, Puri dons her husband’s clothes and assumes his identity, hoping to stay safe while she searches for the truth of her father’s legacy in Ecuador. Though freed from the rules that women are expected to follow, Puri confronts other challenges at the estate—newfound siblings, hidden affairs, and her father’s dark secrets. Then there are the dangers awakened by her attraction to an enigmatic man as she tries to learn the identity of an enemy who is still at large, threatening the future she is determined to claim… “A lush Ecuadoran cacao plantation is the setting for this imaginative historical drama filled with sibling rivalry and betrayals. Threaded throughout this dramatic family saga are descriptions of cocoa-making that will leave your mouth watering for chocolate.” —The Washington Post “A sweepingly elegant historical novel.” —Ms. Magazine “A lushly written story of bittersweet family secrets and betrayals.” —Andrea Penrose, author of Murder at the Royal Botanic Gardens “Passionate and suspenseful, The Spanish Daughter is a satisfying historical mystery set in a lush tropical land.” —Foreword Reviews STARRED REVIEW “Engrossing…As addictive as chocolate.” —Publishers Weekly “Richly captivating.” —Woman’s World “A fascinating historical.”—PopSugar

Our Story

Our Story
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-06-04
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780385672832
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Summary : A collection of original stories written by some of the country’s most celebrated Aboriginal writers, and inspired by pivotal events in the country’s history. Inspired by history, Our Story is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada’s most celebrated Aboriginal writers. Asked to explore seminal moments in Canadian history from an Aboriginal perspective, these ten acclaimed authors have travelled through our country’s past to discover the moments that shaped our nation and its people. Drawing on their skills as gifted storytellers and the unique perspectives their heritage affords, the contributors to this collection offer wonderfully imaginative accounts of what it’s like to participate in history. From a tale of Viking raiders to a story set during the Oka crisis, the authors tackle a wide range of issues and events, taking us into the unknown, while also bringing the familiar into sharper focus. Our Story brings together an impressive array of voices — Inuk, Cherokee, Ojibway, Cree, and Salish to name just a few — from across the country and across the spectrum of First Nations. These are the novelists, playwrights, journalists, activists, and artists whose work is both Aboriginal and uniquely Canadian. Brought together to explore and articulate their peoples’ experience of our country’s shared history, these authors’ grace, insight, and humour help all Canadians understand the forces and experiences that have made us who we are. Maria Campbell • Tantoo Cardinal • Tomson Highway • Drew Hayden Taylor • Basil Johnston • Thomas King • Brian Maracle • Lee Maracle • Jovette Marchessault • Rachel Qitsualik

The Legend of Hobart

The Legend of Hobart
  • Author : Heather Mullaly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-07-26
  • Total pages : 92
  • ISBN : 9781736477397
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Summary : “Marvelously told; a middle-grade fantasy for everyone.” -Kirkus Reviews Tired of being teased about his name and his stutter, twelve-year-old Hobart sets out to do a few heroic deeds and earn a place in Knight School. But the local damsels he hopes to save assure him that the last thing they need is rescuing. The runaway bull he tries to catch wears him like a hat. And don't even ask about the ogre. Finally, in desperation, Hobart sets out on the most daring quest he can think of--he will slay a dragon. Or that's his plan anyway. The Legend of Hobart is a hilarious, heart-felt adventure, for the would-be hero in all of us.

Home to Italy

Home to Italy
  • Author : Peter Pezzelli
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780758291912
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Summary : In this delightful, moving novel, Peter Pezzelli brings to life the earthy sensuality of Italy's Abruzzo region— the smell of just-baked bread wafting through the village piazza; the shopkeepers sweeping the sidewalks first thing in the morning; groups of cyclists dotting the mountain roads—and spins a story of May-December romance as sharp and delicious as the olives of Villa San Giuseppe. . . SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR TO FIND YOUR WAY HOME. After the death of his beloved wife, Anna, Peppi's family and friends expect him to bury his grief by tending to his gardens and taking long rides on his bike. Instead, Peppi shocks them all with his decision to leave Rhode Island and return to Villa San Giuseppe, the small Italian village where he spent his childhood, and to il mulino, his family's old mill. But once he's back, he temporarily moves into an apartment over the candy factory run by his childhood best friend, Luca. It is modest, but livable, with a lovely view of Luca's neglected gardens and his equally neglected daughter, the fiery Lucrezia. More a force of nature than a woman, Lucrezia's legendary temper and workaholic schedule hide the very real pain she feels over her husband's death years before. At first, she tolerates Peppi as an eccentric annoyance—her father's strange but handsome American friend who fixes things around the factory and is bringing the gardens back to life. But soon, Lucrezia's interest in Peppi deepens. Like a high wind, the gossip is flying through Villa San Giuseppe—Lucrezia's making it to dinner on time. She's eating olives from a man's hand. She's wearing heels. Now, under the Italian sun, a tentative romance begins to bloom between the grieving pair, yielding to a surprisingly strong passion with the power to heal life's wounds and promise second chances. . .

Christmas at Snowflake Lodge

Christmas at Snowflake Lodge
  • Author : CP Ward
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : CHRISTMAS AT SNOWFLAKE LODGE - A HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS ROMANCE FROM CP WARD COMING SEPTEMBER 30TH 2021 Plumber Jessica Lemond is determined not to follow in her parents footsteps by living off her famous grandfather's fortune. However, when the old timer himself elopes to Scotland with suspicions over the recent death of his much younger third wife hanging over his head and a private detective on his tail, it is left to Jessica to follow and clear up the mess. Happy to escape from her nightmarish lodger Doreen, she heads to the remote Snowflake Lodge with her young trainee Kirsten in tow. However, Snowflake Lodge - with its oddball staff and very dodgy plumbing - is not how it appears in the brochure. Among the beautiful Scottish scenery, and with more hot chocolate and mince pies than she can possibly handle, can Jessica find something she didn't even know she was looking for? GET YOUR CHRISTMAS 2021 READING READY - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Madam

Madam
  • Author : Phoebe Wynne
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781250272058
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Summary : "The simmering menace and mystery kept me absolutely gripped...a smoldering novel that I could not put down." ––Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne "Rebecca meets The Secret History: gloriously dark, gloriously Gothic." ––Sara Collins, bestselling author of The Confessions of Fannie Langton Named a Best Book of 2021 by Goodreads • Entertainment Weekly • Parade • PopSugar • Brit+Co • Romper • Frolic • Crime Reads • SheKnows.com • Women.com Discover the secrets of Caldonbrae Hall in this riveting, modern gothic debut set at an all girls' boarding school perched on a craggy Scottish peninsula. For 150 years, high above rocky Scottish cliffs, Caldonbrae Hall has sat untouched, a beacon of excellence in an old ancestral castle. A boarding school for girls, it promises that the young women lucky enough to be admitted will emerge "resilient and ready to serve society." Into its illustrious midst steps Rose Christie: a 26-year-old Classics teacher, Caldonbrae’s new head of the department, and the first hire for the school in over a decade. At first, Rose is overwhelmed to be invited into this institution, whose prestige is unrivaled. But she quickly discovers that behind the school’s elitist veneer lies an impenetrable, starkly traditional culture that she struggles to reconcile with her modernist beliefs--not to mention her commitment to educating "girls for the future." It also doesn’t take long for Rose to suspect that there’s more to the secret circumstances surrounding the abrupt departure of her predecessor--a woman whose ghost lingers everywhere--than anyone is willing to let on. In her search for this mysterious former teacher, Rose instead uncovers the darkness that beats at the heart of Caldonbrae, forcing her to confront the true extent of the school’s nefarious purpose, and her own role in perpetuating it. A darkly feminist tale pitched against a haunting backdrop, and populated by an electrifying cast of heroines, Madam will keep readers engrossed until the breathtaking conclusion. They want our silence... They want our obedience... Let them see our fire burn

I Will Die in a Foreign Land

I Will Die in a Foreign Land
  • Author : Kalani Pickhart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9781953387097
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Summary : An ABA "Indie Next List" pick for November 2021. "A debut that is as thoughtful as it is explosive." —BuzzFeed "Innovative, emotionally resonant, and deeply affecting." —Kirkus, Starred "It’s a stunner." —Publishers Weekly, Starred In 1913, a Russian ballet incited a riot in Paris at the new Théâtre de Champs-Elysées. “Only a Russian could do that," says Aleksandr Ivanovich. “Only a Russian could make the whole world go mad.” A century later, in November 2013, thousands of Ukrainian citizens gathered at Independence Square in Kyiv to protest then-President Yanukovych’s failure to sign a referendum with the European Union, opting instead to forge a closer alliance with President Vladimir Putin and Russia. The peaceful protests turned violent when military police shot live ammunition into the crowd, killing over a hundred civilians. I Will Die in a Foreign Land follows four individuals over the course of a volatile Ukrainian winter, as their lives are forever changed by the Euromaidan protests. Katya is an Ukrainian-American doctor stationed at a makeshift medical clinic in St. Michael’s Monastery; Misha is an engineer originally from Pripyat, who has lived in Kyiv since his wife’s death; Slava is a fiery young activist whose past hardships steel her determination in the face of persecution; and Aleksandr Ivanovich, a former KGB agent, who climbs atop a burned-out police bus at Independence Square and plays the piano. As Katya, Misha, Slava, and Aleksandr’s lives become intertwined, they each seek their own solace during an especially tumultuous and violent period. The story is also told by a chorus of voices that incorporates folklore and narrates a turbulent Slavic history. While unfolding an especially moving story of quiet beauty and love in a time of terror, I Will Die in a Foreign Land is an ambitious, intimate, and haunting portrait of human perseverance and empathy.

Kiev, Jewish Metropolis

Kiev, Jewish Metropolis
  • Author : Natan M. Meir
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 403
  • ISBN : 9780253222077
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Summary : Populated by urbane Jewish merchants and professionals as well as new arrivals from the shtetl, imperial Kiev was acclaimed for its opportunities for education, culture, employment, and entrepreneurship but cursed for the often pitiless persecution of its Jews. Kiev, Jewish Metropolis limns the history of Kiev Jewry from the official readmission of Jews to the city in 1859 to the outbreak of World War I. It explores the Jewish community's politics, its leadership struggles, socioeconomic and demographic shifts, religious and cultural sensibilities, and relations with the city's Christian population. Drawing on archival documents, the local press, memoirs, and belles lettres, Natan M. Meir shows Kiev's Jews at work, at leisure, in the synagogue, and engaged in the activities of myriad Jewish organizations and philanthropies.

Violets

Violets
  • Author : Alex Hyde
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-02-03
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1783787279
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Summary : Download book in pdf, epub, tuebl and kindle format and read anywhere anytime directly from your devices.

The Last Checkmate

The Last Checkmate
  • Author : Gabriella Saab
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780063141940
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Summary : A PopSugar Best Book of the Year! Readers of Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz and watchers of The Queen’s Gambit won’t want to miss this amazing debut set during World War II. A young Polish resistance worker, imprisoned in Auschwitz as a political prisoner, plays chess in exchange for her life, and in doing so fights to bring the man who destroyed her family to justice. Maria Florkowska is many things: daughter, avid chess player, and, as a member of the Polish underground resistance in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, a young woman brave beyond her years. Captured by the Gestapo, she is imprisoned in Auschwitz, but while her family is sent to their deaths, she is spared. Realizing her ability to play chess, the sadistic camp deputy, Karl Fritzsch, decides to use her as a chess opponent to entertain the camp guards. However, once he tires of exploiting her skills, he has every intention of killing her. Befriended by a Catholic priest, Maria attempts to overcome her grief, vows to avenge the murder of her family, and plays for her life. For four grueling years, her strategy is simple: Live. Fight. Survive. By cleverly provoking Fritzsch’s volatile nature in front of his superiors, Maria intends to orchestrate his downfall. Only then will she have a chance to evade the fate awaiting her and see him punished for his wickedness. As she carries out her plan and the war nears its end, she challenges her former nemesis to one final game, certain to end in life or death, in failure or justice. If Maria can bear to face Fritzsch—and her past—one last time.

Under One Roof

Under One Roof
  • Author : Samantha Tonge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-02-09
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9781804154021
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Summary : ‘Such a joy of a book’ Faith Hogan, author of The Ladies’ Midnight Swimming Club ‘Family stalemates are unravelled in this moving novel about three strong women told with Samantha’s warmth, humour and empathy’ Zoe Folbigg, author of The Note ‘Heartwarming tale of family rifts and reunions across three generations with a generous helping of wonderful 80s nostalgia. A lovely read!’ Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things One forgotten discovery will change three women’s lives for ever... Robin hasn’t been home for decades. After running away to London, she never expected to see her cantankerous mother, Faye, again. But when Faye has a fall, the two women are thrown together once more. The years apart have not made their hearts grow fonder and the ground between them is unsteady. Then Robin finds an unopened scroll – the last of the treasure hunts her much-missed father used to take them on every Sunday. A hunt he believed might change everything. Yet, not even this gift from her beloved father can smooth the way until Robin’s daughter, Amber, arrives to meet her grandmother for the first time. Amber is determined that the decades-old mystery be solved. Can a 30-year-old treasure hunt really 'change everything'? What readers are saying about Under One Roof: ‘Hang on to your leg warmers, because underneath this nostalgic step back in time is an achingly perceptive, beautifully written exploration of the complicated bonds between mothers and daughters. I adored it’ Shari Low ‘Omg I've needed this book. I think all multi-generational homes do too’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘An uplifting, yet emotional story about what it means to be family. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry’ Sian O’Gorman 'I fell right into the tale and was fully invested in these authentic characters’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘I found this book tender, moving and intensely honest’ Celia Anderson ‘I highly recommend this book and feel that it is a beautiful story’ NetGalley Reviewer 'Warm, wise and wonderfully nostalgic' Alex Brown ‘Uplifting and serious at the same time, I absolutely loved it’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘A heartfelt and thought-provoking read’ Sarah Bennett ‘I didn’t like this book, I loved it’ NetGalley Reviewer 'A fabulous read that I totally devoured' Katie Ginger 'A wonderful mix of contemporary fiction and family life' NetGalley Reviewer 'Highly, highly recommended reading!' Jaimie Adams 'I’ve read a few of Samantha’s books now, but I think this one is my favourite' NetGalley Reviewer ‘Heartfelt, candid, witty and emotional’ SD Robertson ‘Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘A warm and wise book of healing, forgiveness and wonderful 80s nostalgia. A twinkling 5 stars!’ Fiona Collins ‘A real warts and all story about relationships between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and teenage friends growing up. . . A really uplifting read’ NetGalley Reviewer

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears
  • Author : Laura van den Berg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780374714987
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Summary : ONE OF TIME'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2020. Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR, Bustle, Good Housekeeping, the New York Public Library, Library Journal, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and Tor.com "As enchanting as fairy tales, as mysterious as dreams, these exquisitely composed fictions are as urgent and original as any being written today.” —Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction An urgent and unsettling collection of women on the verge from Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, Laura van den Berg’s first story collection since her prizewinning book The Isle of Youth, draws readers into a world of wholly original, sideways ghost stories that linger in the mouth and the mind. Both timeless and urgent, these eleven stories confront misogyny, violence, and the impossible economics of America with van den Berg’s trademark spiky humor and surreal eye. Moving from the peculiarities of Florida to liminal spaces of travel in Mexico City, Sicily, and Iceland, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears is uncannily attuned to our current moment, and to the fears we reveal to no one but ourselves. In “Lizards,” a man mutes his wife’s anxieties by giving her a LaCroix-like seltzer laced with sedatives. In the title story, a woman poses as her more successful sister during a botched Italian holiday, a choice that brings about strange and destructive consequences, while in “Karolina,” a woman discovers her prickly ex-sister-in-law in the aftermath of an earthquake and is forced to face the truth about her violent brother. I Hold a Wolf by the Ears presents a collection of women on the verge, trying to grasp what’s left of life: grieving, divorced, and hyperaware, searching, vulnerable, and unhinged, they exist in a world that deviates from our own only when you look too closely. With remarkable control and transcendent talent, van den Berg dissolves, in the words of the narrator of “Slumberland,” “that border between magic and annihilation,” and further establishes herself as a defining fiction writer of our time.