Sold on a Monday

Sold on a Monday
Author: Kristina McMorris
Publsiher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781492663997
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sold on a Monday Book Excerpt:

From New York Timesbestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history. 2 CHILDREN FOR SALE The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It's an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family's dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined. Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value. Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens -- a journey of ambition, love and the far-reaching effects of our actions.

Sold on a Monday A Novel by Kristina McMorris Conversation Starters

Sold on a Monday  A Novel by Kristina McMorris Conversation Starters
Author: dailyBooks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9788834120248
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sold on a Monday A Novel by Kristina McMorris Conversation Starters Book Excerpt:

Sold on a Monday: A Novel by Kristina McMorris Conversation Starters In 1931, a mother wrote the sign: Children for Sale on their farmhouse porch. It is her last resort. During this time, this sign could be found anywhere. There were endless bank runs, breadlines, and broken dreams. The sign meant that the mother faced impossible choices between her children and their welfare. Ellis Reed was a struggling reporter during this time. When she saw this gut-wrenching scene, memories of his family's dark past were awakened within him. He takes photographs of these children that were not meant to be publicized. However, these photographs led to the biggest break in his career. The consequences of this proved to be more devastating than he has foreseen. Lillian Palmer is part of everything that happened at the paper. She is haunted with the familiar heartbreak of these unwanted children. When challenges tested the bonds of motherhood, Lillian and Ellis need to decide how much risk they can take to mend the wounds in their family. Kristina McMorris' Sold on a Monday is inspired by a real newspaper photograph that shocked the nation. This bestselling novel shows the power of love, forgiveness, redemption and what paths we need to take that will bring us home. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before

The Edge of Lost

The Edge of Lost
Author: Kristina McMorris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 1496730259
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of Lost Book Excerpt:

From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Sold on a Monday, comes an epic story of Alcatraz, immigration and second chances that moves from the islands of Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay and back again. Kristina McMorris weaves fascinating insights into the immigrant experience in America, Prohibition, the world of vaudeville, and life on the prison island of Alcatraz with themes of identity, family and justice in her highly acclaimed fourth novel. On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter--one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island--has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome. Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world. Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her, finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell--and believe--in order to survive.

Letters from Home

Letters from Home
Author: Kristina Mcmorris
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN: 1496733886
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from Home Book Excerpt:

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SOLD ON A MONDAY. Inspired by her own grandparents’ WWII courtship letters, New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris delivers a moving tale of friendship, family, and the twists of fate that change us forever… It’s 1944, and although foreign battles are escalating, the war seems distant in every way to sensible college student Liz Stephens. That is, until her chance encounter with charming infantryman Morgan McClain at a USO dance in Chicago. Their deep connection feels mutual to Liz, but to her dismay, her bombshell roommate, Betty, is the one who promises to write the deploying soldier. Singer Betty Cordell delights in the prospect of a dashing serviceman filling her life with adventure, marital bliss, and societal circles outranking her modest roots. It only makes sense for her to beg Liz for help penning an eloquent letter to Morgan, now bound for a dangerous front. After all, she’s certain the beauty of Liz’s ghostwritten prose would ensure a courtship as enviable as their roommate Julia’s relationship with her beloved sailor—and Betty is right, though not how she foresees. Likewise, Julia Renard’s betrothal is more complicated than it appears. When tempting opportunities arise, the future she always envisioned as a devoted wife and mother risks derailment. And yet, as the Allies edge toward victory, every person—through heart-wrenching choices and life-altering letters—will discover within themselves profound courage, bittersweet hope, and the true meaning of home… “An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story.”—Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale

The Weekly Reporter

The Weekly Reporter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Keeping Lucy

Keeping Lucy
Author: T. Greenwood
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 9781250164223
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keeping Lucy Book Excerpt:

PopSugar's 30 Must-Read Books of 2019 Good Housekeeping's 25 Best New Books for Summer 2019 Better Homes & Gardens 13 New Books We Can't Wait to Read This Summer The heartbreaking and uplifting story, inspired by true events, of how far one mother must go to protect her daughter. Dover, Massachusetts, 1969. Ginny Richardson's heart was torn open when her baby girl, Lucy, born with Down Syndrome, was taken from her. Under pressure from his powerful family, her husband, Ab, sent Lucy away to Willowridge, a special school for the “feeble-minded." Ab tried to convince Ginny it was for the best. That they should grieve for their daughter as though she were dead. That they should try to move on. But two years later, when Ginny's best friend, Marsha, shows her a series of articles exposing Willowridge as a hell-on-earth--its squalid hallways filled with neglected children--she knows she can't leave her daughter there. With Ginny's six-year-old son in tow, Ginny and Marsha drive to the school to see Lucy for themselves. What they find sets their course on a heart-racing journey across state lines—turning Ginny into a fugitive. For the first time, Ginny must test her own strength and face the world head-on as she fights Ab and his domineering father for the right to keep Lucy. Racing from Massachusetts to the beaches of Atlantic City, through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to a roadside mermaid show in Florida, Keeping Lucy is a searing portrait of just how far a mother’s love can take her. Based on incredible true events, Keeping Lucy is the searing, heartfelt, and breathtaking story of just how far a mother’s love can take her.

The Engineer s Wife

The Engineer s Wife
Author: Tracey Enerson Wood
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 1492698148
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Engineer s Wife Book Excerpt:

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER She built the Brooklyn Bridge, so why don't you know her name? Emily Roebling built a monument for all time. Then she was lost in its shadow. Discover the fascinating woman who helped design and construct the Brooklyn Bridge. Perfect for book clubs and fans of Marie Benedict. Emily refuses to live conventionally—she knows who she is and what she wants, and she's determined to make change. But then her husband asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible. Emily's fight for women's suffrage is put on hold, and her life transformed when her husband Washington Roebling, the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, is injured on the job. Untrained for the task, but under his guidance, she assumes his role, despite stern resistance and overwhelming obstacles. But as the project takes shape under Emily's direction, she wonders whose legacy she is building—hers, or her husband's. As the monument rises, Emily's marriage, principles, and identity threaten to collapse. When the bridge finally stands finished, will she recognize the woman who built it? Based on the true story of an American icon, The Engineer's Wife delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, which takes her into the bowels of the East River, suffragette riots, the halls of Manhattan's elite, and the heady, freewheeling temptations of P.T. Barnum. The biography of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts—even at the risk of losing each other. "Historical fiction at its finest."—Andrea Bobotis, author of The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Sourcebooks Landmark: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect
Author: Charles Belfoure
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 1402284322
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paris Architect Book Excerpt:

The New York Times Bestseller! "A beautiful and elegant account of an ordinary man's unexpected and reluctant descent into heroism during the second world war." —Malcolm Gladwell An extraordinary novel about a gifted architect who reluctantly begins a secret life devising ingenious hiding places for Jews in World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist) In 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist. But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right. Written by an architect whose knowledge imbues every page, this story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every life saved.

Nights at Rizzoli

Nights at Rizzoli
Author: Felice Picano
Publsiher: OR Books
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN: 1939293685
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nights at Rizzoli Book Excerpt:

Salvador Dalí, Jerome Robbins, Jackie Onassis. Gregory Peck, Mick Jagger—S. J. Perelman—I. M. Pei. Philip Johnson, Josephine Baker, John Lennon: they, and so many more who made New York City the center of the universe in the 1970s, all had one thing in common besides their adopted hometown—they shopped at a legendary palace of books, music and art: Rizzoli Books at 712 Fifth Avenue. There, Kennedys and Rockefellers mingled with tourists and “regular” customers under the watchful gaze of sophisticated employees, themselves a multi-talented, international collection of artists, scholars and rogues. Nights at Rizzoli is the memoir of Felice Picano, an aspiring but near-starving young writer who in 1971 lucked into a part-time job at the stunningly elegant store via a friend. It metamorphosed into a life-changing experience, one that exposed him to some of the brightest lights in the world’s cultural capital. At the store, he himself became a key player on a stage that opened every night to a new drama that often featured romance, at times violence, and of course always the books and their readers. And when his shift was over, in this post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS era, the handsome young bookstore manager stepped from one world into another, prowling the piers, bars and very private clubs of a different New York City.

Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle

Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1460
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Critic

The Critic
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wartime Sisters

The Wartime Sisters
Author: Lynda Cohen Loigman
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN: 1250140722
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wartime Sisters Book Excerpt:

For fans of Lilac Girls, the next powerful novel from the author of Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist The Two-Family House about two sisters working in a WWII armory, each with a deep secret. "Loigman’s strong voice and artful prose earn her a place in the company of Alice Hoffman and Anita Diamant, whose readers should flock to this wondrous new book." —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale "The Wartime Sisters shows the strength of women on the home front: to endure, to fight, and to help each other survive.” —Jenna Blum, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Lost Family and Those Who Save Us Two estranged sisters, raised in Brooklyn and each burdened with her own shocking secret, are reunited at the Springfield Armory in the early days of WWII. While one sister lives in relative ease on the bucolic Armory campus as an officer’s wife, the other arrives as a war widow and takes a position in the Armory factories as a “soldier of production.” Resentment festers between the two, and secrets are shattered when a mysterious figure from the past reemerges in their lives. "One of my favorite books of the year." —Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The Masterpiece "A stirring tale of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of long-buried secrets.” —Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of The Edge of Lost and Sold on a Monday

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science  Art  and Finance
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unity

Unity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1907
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Liberalism (Religion)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lost Boy Found

Lost Boy Found
Author: Kirsten Alexander
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 1538700573
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Boy Found Book Excerpt:

Perfect for fans of the NYT bestseller Sold on a Monday, this Southern historical novel based on the true story of a boy's mysterious disappearance examines despair, loyalty, and the nature of truth. In 1913, on a summer's day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The boy's mysterious disappearance from the family's lake house makes front-page news in their home town of Opelousas. John Henry and Mary Davenport are wealthy and influential, and will do anything to find their son. For two years, the Davenports search across the South, offer increasingly large rewards and struggle not to give in to despair. Then, at the moment when all hope seems lost, the boy is found in the company of a tramp. But is he truly Sonny Davenport? The circumstances of his discovery raise more questions than answers. And when Grace Mill, an unwed farm worker, travels from Alabama to lay claim to the child, newspapers, townsfolk, even the Davenports' own friends, take sides. As the tramp's kidnapping trial begins, and two desperate mothers fight for ownership of the boy, the people of Opelousas discover that truth is more complicated than they'd ever dreamed.

The Farmer s Magazine

The Farmer s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quintland Sisters

The Quintland Sisters
Author: Shelley Wood
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 006283911X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quintland Sisters Book Excerpt:

"A historical novel that will enthrall you... I was utterly captivated..." — Joanna Goodman, author of The Home for Unwanted Girls AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER For fans of Sold on a Monday or The Home for Unwanted Girls, Shelley Wood's novel tells the story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world. Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Emma cares for them through their perilous first days and when the government decides to remove the babies from their francophone parents, making them wards of the British king, Emma signs on as their nurse. Over 6,000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical “Quints” playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in. While the rest of the world delights in their sameness, Emma sees each girl as unique: Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Marie, and Émilie. With her quirky eye for detail, Emma records every strange twist of events in her private journals. As the fight over custody and revenues turns increasingly explosive, Emma is torn between the fishbowl sanctuary of Quintland and the wider world, now teetering on the brink of war. Steeped in research, The Quintland Sisters is a novel of love, heartache, resilience, and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, coming-of-age story bound up in one of the strangest true tales of the past century.

Author and Journalist

Author and Journalist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Author and Journalist

The Author and Journalist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authorship
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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