Alyson Richman, The Secret of Clouds
From Alyson Richman, the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours, comes an emotionally charged story about a mother’s love, a teacher’s journey, and a child’s heart…..Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, when the couple has safely emigrated to America, their son, Yuri, will be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children. When a passionate and dedicated teacher, Maggie Topper, is assigned to tutor Yuri, she finds herself forced to confront her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri’s boundless curiosity and unique wisdom will inspire Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life.
The Secret of Clouds is a journey of a mother and her son, and a teacher and her student. A story that will make readers examine what it means to actually live life with a full heart.
Pam Jenoff, The Lost Girls of Paris
Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of a little-known ring of female secret agents operating during World War II. In The Lost Girls of Paris Jenoff weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.
1946, Manhattan. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.+ More... - Less...
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