The Words We Whisper by Mary Ellen Taylor.
As a hospice nurse, Zara Mitchell has already seen more death than most people will experience in a lifetime. So when her older sister asks her to help care for their ailing grandmother, Zara agrees--despite strained family relationships. Though pale and tired, Nonna has lost none of her sharp mind. She's fixated on finding something long forgotten, and she immediately puts Zara to work cleaning out the attic. Unexpectedly, amid the tedium of sifting through knickknacks and heirlooms, Zara also reconnects with a man she's attracted to but whose complicated past makes romance seem impossible. But then Zara finds what Nonna was looking for: a wooden chest, an emerald broach, a leather-bound journal. As she immerses herself in stories of heroism and loss set against the backdrop of war-torn Italy in 1943, Zara finds answers to questions she didn't know she had. And they change everything she thinks she knows about love, regret, and seizing the day.
The Girls in the Attic by Marius Gabriel.
Max Wolff is a committed soldier of the Reich. So when he is sent home wounded, only to discover that his mother is sheltering two young Jewish women in their home, he is outraged. His mother's act of mercy is a gross betrayal of everything Max stands for. He has dedicated his life to Nazism, fighting to atone for the shame of his anti-Hitler father's imprisonment. It's his duty to turn the sisters over to the Gestapo. But he hesitates, and the longer Max fails to do his duty, the harder it becomes. When Allied bombers fill the skies of Germany, Max is forced to abandon all dogma and face the brutality of war in order to defend precious lives. But what will it cost him?
The Scorpion’s Tail by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.
A mummified corpse, over half a century old, is found in the cellar of an abandoned building in a remote New Mexico ghost town. Corrie is assigned what seems to her a throwaway case: to ID the body and determine cause of death. She brings archaeologist Nora Kelly to excavate the body and lend her expertise to the investigation, and together they uncover something unexpected and shocking: the deceased apparently died in agony, in a fetal position, skin coming off in sheets, with a rictus of horror frozen on his face. Hidden on the corpse lies a 16th century Spanish gold cross of immense value. When they at last identify the body -- and the bizarre cause of death -- Corrie and Nora open a door into a terrifying, secret world of ancient treasure and modern obsession: a world centered on arguably the most defining, frightening, and transformative moment in American history.
Spanning the Defiant Sea by William M. Miller.
The sudden surge in feminine transatlantic fever in the summer of 1927 had been percolating in women's minds for years. Above the clouds, men had reigned nearly supreme for decades. If a woman should be the first to successfully make a nonstop flight across the Atlantic, she would achieve more lasting fame with that single exploit than she had ever earned in all the years of her life. As sure as Gertrude Ederle earned worldwide fame as the first woman to swim the English Channel, so would everlasting glory await the first of her sex to fly the Atlantic. The brief legacy of these women who took to the air and flew with transatlantic fever was a subconscious gift--an inspiration to future sisters they would never know. But who would it be? Who would succeed where so many others will fail?
Live Richer Challenge by Tiffany Aliche.
Let me guess - your finances are a mess. Your credit score isn't perfect; your debt is out of control; you don't have a budget, your savings account has seen better days; and investing confuses you. Do any of these situations sound familiar? If so, you're in the right place. The LIVE RICHER Challenge is ideal for beginners that want to be bread-crumbed to financial success. In 36 days this book will help you master your money through simple, daily financial tasks.
Easy/Juvenile/Young Adult/Graphic Novel
Finding My Dance by Ria Thundercloud. E
At four years old, Ria Thundercloud was brought into the powwow circle, ready to dance in the special jingle dress her mother made for her. As she grew up, she danced with her brothers all over Indian country. Then Ria learned more styles--tap, jazz, ballet--but still loved the expressiveness of Indigenous dance. And despite feeling different as one of the only Native American kids in her school, she always knew she could turn to dance to cheer herself up.
The Buried and the Bound by Rochelle Hassan. YA
As the only hedgewitch in Blackthorn, Massachusetts, Aziza El-Amin has bargained with wood nymphs, rescued palm-sized fairies from house cats, banished flesh-eating shadows from the local park. But when a dark entity awakens in the nearby forest, eroding fairyland's boundary, run-of-the-mill fae mischief turns into outright aggression, and the danger becomes too great for her to handle alone. She is forced to seek help from two unlikely allies: Leo, a boy who was cursed to forget his true love and isn't afraid to risk his life looking for answers; and Tristan, a mysterious young necromancer she's not certain she can trust. They'll have to work together to eradicate the new threat and take back their hometown... even if it forces them to uncover deeply buried secrets and make devastating sacrifices.
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