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The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes
Unwillingly rendered an object of obsession by the Kommandant occupying her small French town in World War I, Sophie risks everything to reunite with her husband a century before a widowed Liv tests her resolve to claim ownership of Sophie’s portrait. (2013, 369 pgs; Fiction)
The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee
In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother’s first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were “don’t come back”. The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. (2015, 304 pgs; Biography)
The Delightful Horror of Family Birding: Sharing Nature with the Next Generation by Eli J. Knapp; illustrated by John Rhett
Whether traveling solo or with his students or children, Knapp levels his gaze on the birds that share our skies, showing that birds can be a portal to deeper relationships, ecological understanding, and newfound joy. (2018, 267 pgs; Nonfiction)
Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss by Donald E. Pease
As Pease traces the full arc of Dr. Seuss’s prolific career, he combines close textual readings of many of Dr. Suess’s works with a unique look at their genesis to shed new light on the enduring legacy of one of America’s favorite children’s book author. (2010, 192 pgs; Biography)
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dared publish it, and help Pasternak’s magnum opus make its way into print around the world. (2019, 349 pgs; Fiction)
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