Mrs. Miniver

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Open Road Media #ad - Miniver, the fictional british housewife featured in Jan Struther’s newspaper columns about quotidian English life, did more for the Allied cause than a flotilla of battleships. Winston Churchill once remarked that Mrs. Miniver’s story was so essential to Allied morale that when William Wyler’s film adaption was made, President Roosevelt ordered it rushed to theaters.

An international sensation when it was first published, this novelized collection of those columns won America’s heart—and broad public support for entering WWII. The beloved classic novel of an english housewife bravely enduring WWII—the basis for the Academy Award–winning film starring Greer Garson.

Mrs. Miniver #ad -  . Mrs. Miniver’s domestic concerns expanded from automobiles and Christmas shopping to include gas masks, keeping calm, and carrying on. As tensions rose across Europe, Mrs.

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Please Don't Eat the Daisies

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Open Road Media #ad - The “refreshing.  .  . In this collection of “wryly observant” essays, Kerr chronicles her new life in this strange land called Larchmont TheWashington Post. They moved to a faraway part of the world that promised a grassy utopia where daisies grew wild and homes were described as neo-gingerbread. One day, walter, one of broadway’s sharpest critics, Tony Award–winning playwright Jean Kerr packed up her four kids and husband, and left New York City.

In please don’t eat the daisies “jean kerr cooks with laughing gas” as she explores the everyday absurdities, home decorating, family, anxieties, and joys of marriage, friends, and maintaining a career—but this time with a garage! Time. Now she has her very own washer/dryer, a garden, choice seats at the hottest new third-grade school plays low overhead but they’ll never recoup their losses, and a fresh new kind of lunacy.

Please Don't Eat the Daisies #ad - Laugh-out-loud” #1 new york times bestseller about life in the suburbs that was adapted into a classic film comedy Kirkus Reviews. It sounds like bliss—no more cramped apartments and nightmarish after-theater cocktail parties where the martinis were never dry enough.

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The Fairbairn Girls

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Severn House #ad - The current head of the family, the Earl of Rothbury, and nine daughters, two sons, along with his wife, all seem destined for a happy future. A nineteenth-century family of scottish aristocrats falls victim to a mysterious curse in this historical saga by the author of Riches—“A spellbinding read” Booklist.

The Fairbairn Girls #ad - Scotland, 1891. But on the day that his daughter laura’s engagement is announced, Lord Rothbury receives an unsettling visit from a mysterious man who harbors a grudge—and a curse—for the Rothbury family. But will they ever escape the curse?   “with an unusual plot full of unexpected twists and a graceful writing style, Parker’s latest is not only a spellbinding read but also an eye-opening look at the role of the aristocracy and women in Scotland at the turn of the nineteenth-to-twentieth century.

Booklist. Soon it seems the whole family is doomed, with tragedy and heartbreak around every corner. The aristocratic fairbairn family have occupied Lochlee Castle in Argyllshire for the past five centuries. As the years go on, the surviving Fairbairns attempt to show bravery in adversity.

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Thirteen Stories Harvest Book

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Mariner Books #ad - Miss welty has written some of the finest short stories of modern times. The new york times   “eudora Welty is one of our purest, finest, gentlest voices. Anne Tyler. Here is a baker’s dozen of welty’s very best, including: “the wide net, ” in which a pregnant wife threatens to drown herself, and a communal dragging of the river turns into a celebratory fish-fry; “Petrified Man, ” revealing the savagery of small-town gossip; “Powerhouse, despite fear of the water, ” Welty’s prose answer to jazz improvisation and the emotional heart of the blues; and “Why I Live at the P.

O. The hilariously one-sided testimony of a postmistress who believes herself wronged by her family. I’ve read her thirteen stories many times, and I’m always awed by how much comedy, pathos, satire and lyricism she manages to squeeze into her stories. Sue monk kidd   a strong sense of place—in this case mississippi—along with often larger-than-life characterizations of ordinary folk with all their glorious eccentricities and foibles, sometimes comic, and above all a completely distinctive voice, come together in Eudora Welty’s fiction to offer us a world that is sometimes sad, often petty, and always compassionate.

Thirteen Stories Harvest Book #ad - With her highly tuned ear and sharp insight into human behavior, Eudora Welty has crafted stories as vital and unpredictable as they are artful and enduring.

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Farther Afield: A Novel Fairacre Book 11

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Mariner Books #ad - They can travel to crete for two weeks, the change of scenery providing a welcome break for them both—and perhaps when Miss Read returns, refreshed, to her beloved village, she’ll be ready to tackle the various quandaries and mishaps that await her .  .  . Pringle?   just when the summer seems to be ruined, Miss Read’s old friend, Amy Garfield, comes to her aid with a diverting suggestion.

And so it is for miss Read, schoolmistress in the charming English village of Fairacre. She happily anticipates long weeks to call her own, free of timetables, bells, children and their parents. The more turbulent the real world, the more charming we may find the stability of Miss Read’s tiny fictional world.

Farther Afield: A Novel Fairacre Book 11 #ad - Los angeles times   “miss read has three great gifts—an unerring intuition about human frailty, surprisingly, and, a healthy irony, an almost beery sense of humor. The new Yorker. A schoolmistress’s summer vacation is ruined—or is it?—in this delightful English village tale. But on the very first day of the summer holiday, while retrieving lining paper from her landing cupboard, she falls and breaks her arm.

Will she now spend her holiday resigned to the ministrations of the dour Mrs. The end of a school year often brings a burst of joy to children’s hearts—and unmitigated rapture to those of their teachers.

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The Outsider: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - David finds both his faith and his marriage tested as he continues to struggle with feeling marginalized as a rabbi and a Jew in American society, inequality, haunted by the Holocaust and challenged to respond to the prejudice, and warmongering he sees locally and nationally. Capturing a tumultuous time when humanity was rapidly figuring out how to destroy itself and eager to declare God if not dead, spiritual identity, then irrelevant, Howard Fast’s sweeping historical novel offers an intimately personal portrayal of a rabbi’s life—and fearlessly probes questions of personal morality, and social responsibility that continue to resonate in the twenty-first century.

The new york times–bestselling author of Spartacus evokes the postwar Jewish-American experience through the story of a compassionate but conflicted rabbi. Over the next quarter century, the trial and execution of the “atom spies, David and his family and congregation weather the social upheavals of McCarthyism, ” civil rights marches, the establishment of Israel’s statehood, and Vietnam War protests.

The Outsider: A Novel #ad - Accompanied by his lively wife, david meets skepticism with sincerity, ” and aided by a kindred spirit in the local Congregational minister, a self-proclaimed “Jewish atheist, Lucy, and poverty with humility and humor—and faces anti-Semitism with quiet courage. After witnessing the inhumanity and devastating suffering of Dachau, chaplain David Hartman returns to post–World War II America seeking meaning and purpose.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate. As a young rabbi, he accepts a post in the sleepy, WASPy Connecticut suburb of Leighton Ridge, where a handful of Jewish families want to build a religious community.

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The House by the Fjord

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Severn House #ad - Soon, she meets a man who may offer her a chance to start over, in this romantic saga that captures the emotions and drama of a world moving past upheaval and into a new future. But when she is offered a house in a secluded valley in which to stay, she slowly finds herself warming to the people around her, and learning about their experiences and history.

The House by the Fjord #ad - After losing her husband in world war II, an English widow finds a new life—and the promise of new love—in Norway .  .  . When anna harvik travels to norway in 1946 in order to visit her late husband’s father, she intends to make it a quick visit. The country is only just recovering from five cruel years of Nazi occupation, and she expects to find it a cold and bitter place.

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Marking Time The Cazalet Chronicles Book 2

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Open Road Media #ad -  . Hugh, must sit back and watch other men fight for their country, including his brother Rupert, crippled in World War I, who enlists and goes missing in action. The exigencies of wartime will force the Cazalets to make difficult choices as the older children are evacuated from London and settled in Home Place, their longtime Sussex summer estate.

Three young girls yearn for the freedom they believe adulthood will confer upon them in this tale of struggle and sacrifice, love and loss, as a new generation of Cazalets makes itself heard. The cazalets’ story plays out against the greater drama unfolding on the world stage. For fans of downton abbey, the second volume of the critically acclaimed Cazalet saga takes readers into the lives of an extended British family and their devoted retinue   It is 1939, and Hitler has just invaded Poland.

Marking Time The Cazalet Chronicles Book 2 #ad - With the outbreak of war, Edward is determined to do his part for England. Narrated primarily through the voices of three Cazalet cousins—sixteen-year-old Louise and fourteen-year-old Polly and Clary—Marking Time details the continuing saga of their fathers. With strong female characters such as the stoic kitty; her daughter, who’s in a relationship with another woman; and the loyal governess Miss Milliment, Rachel, Marking Time explores the role of women during the war amid early stirrings of feminism.

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My Longest Night

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Arcade Publishing #ad - Growing up in the remote, marshy lowlands of Normandy, young Geneviève Duboscq had little concept of war—even after Nazi Germany occupied France. Throughout that historic night, geneviève and her father, a hard-drinking peasant named Papa Maurice, saved numerous Americans from drowning and gave them refuge while they regrouped for what was to become one of the most heroic battles of World War II.

So direct and unaffected that the mot juste is ‘amateur’ in the original sense of the one who embarks on a project motivated by love and conviction rather than for gain. Los angeles times   “one of the most personal descriptions of D-Day that we are likely to have. The christian Science Monitor. This touching eyewitness account, told from the perspective of a twelve-year-old girl, has all the force and beauty of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl.

My Longest Night #ad - An unforgettable account of d-Day” from the perspective of a young woman who saved the lives of Allied soldiers New Statesman. But that would change on the night of june 5, 1944, when the first wave of Allied paratroopers descended on either side of the Paris-to-Cherbourg railway line—virtually in the Duboscq family’s backyard.

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Storm in the Village: A Novel Fairacre Book 3

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Mariner Books #ad - Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, always appealing. The new york Times. Big changes are afoot in a small english village— “if you’ve ever enjoyed a visit to Mitford, you’ll relish a visit to Fairacre” Jan Karon, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of To Be Where You Are. Alarming rumors are circulating, among them the fear that the village school may close.

Wise, full of atmosphere and characters, kindly, ironic, rural charm, broad dialects, and the impishness of children. St. Trouble brews in the tiny country village of Fairacre, when it is discovered that Farmer Miller’s Hundred Acre Field is slated for real estate development. Louis post-dispatch   “Affectionate, humorous, and gently charming .

Storm in the Village: A Novel Fairacre Book 3 #ad -  .  . The endearing schoolmistress miss read brings her inimitable blend of affection and clear-sighted candor to this report, in which a young girl finds her first love, an older woman accepts a new role in life, and the impassioned battle to save the village from being engulfed is at the forefront of every villager’s mind.

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Into Enemy Arms: The Remarkable True Story of a German Girl's Struggle against Nazism, and Her Daring Escape with the Allied Airman She Loved

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Grub Street Publishing #ad - Into enemy arms tells the extraordinary story of Ditha and the escaped POWs she helped save. Together, they embarked on a dangerous and daring flight out of Germany. At the same time more than fifteen hundred British and Commonwealth airmen were being marched out of Stalag Luft VII, a POW camp in the same region.

The suspenseful true story of a love that defied Nazi oppression, and a harrowing journey to freedom. Close jewish friends had vanished, swastikas hung from every building, and neighbors were disappearing in the middle of the night. Twenty-three of these prisoners managed to escape from the marching column—and by chance hobbled into Lossen.

Into Enemy Arms: The Remarkable True Story of a German Girl's Struggle against Nazism, and Her Daring Escape with the Allied Airman She Loved #ad -  . In 1945, ditha bruncel was living with her parents in the small town of Lossen, in Upper Silesia. One among them, warrant officer Gordon Slowey, was the man Ditha was destined to meet and fall in love with. As they faced exhaustion, and the constant risk of discovery, Ditha and Gordon’s love for one another intensified, hunger, extreme cold, and so did their determination to survive and escape.

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