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While the Music Played

By Nathaniel Lande - Published 2020

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Max Mueller has been serenaded by the finest music since birth, for his Berlin-born father is the lionized conductor of Prague’s symphony ...Read Review

How Much of These Hills Is Gold

By C. Pam Zhang - Published 2020

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Literary

Sam and Lucy are at one of life’s terrible crossroads: their father has just died, with their mother gone before. The orphans, ...Read Review

Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul

By Brian C Johnson - Published 2019

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Yuda is only twelve when her Ivory Coast village is raided by slavers. In Virginia, Yuda is purchased by a plantation owner increasing ...Read Review

The Long Flight Home

By A.L. Hlad - By Alan Hlad - Published 2019

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In September 1940, England’s war with Germany is a year old. France has surrendered, British soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk in June, and in ...Read Review

The Wild Impossibility

By Cheryl A. Ossola - Published 2019

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Few jobs are as stressful as that of a nurse in a neonatal ICU, and in February 2011, Kira is maxed out by her ...Read Review

The Orphan’s Song

By Lauren Kate - Published 2019

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Venice in 1734 is a skilled singer’s wonderland. Operas, theaters, parties large and small; all cry out for musicians, and the best are ...Read Review

Feast Your Eyes

By Myla Goldberg - Published 2019

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Literary

Lillian Preston is a woman driven to capture her unique world vision through the lens of her camera. In 1953, the seventeen-year old abandons ...Read Review

The Last Thing You Surrender

By Leonard Pitts Jr. - Published 2019

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Literary

Private George Simon of Mobile, Alabama, is introduced to war in 1941 when his ship is attacked at Pearl Harbor. Badly injured and trapped ...Read Review

The Murmur of Bees

By Simon Bruni (trans.) - By Sofía Segovia - Published 2019

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Literary

From his birth in 1910, it is clear there is something unusual about Simonopio Morales. It isn’t just the birth defect which disfigures ...Read Review

The Road Beyond Ruin

By Gemma Liviero - Published 2019

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Germany’s surrender to the Allies in May 1945 ended World War II, but Europe’s suffering is scarcely abated. Stefano, a scarred Italian ...Read Review

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