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BOOK OF THE MONTH

Return to Berlin

For fans of The Light After the War, a young woman haunted by a heartbreaking secret finds hope and forgiveness in a city shattered by war.
 

Inspiration behind Return to Berlin

Ellen Feldman shares the idea that inspired her latest book, Return to Berlin.

The research behind the book

Ellen Feldman shares the true history and stories that informed Return to Berlin.

The importance of historical women

Ellen Feldman shares why it is important to read (and write about) women from history.

MORE GREAT HISTORICAL READS

When the War Was Here

An epic World War II tale of star-crossed lovers separated by class, circumstance and tragedy from the bestselling author of The Girl They Left Behind

A Story of Star-Crossed Lovers

Roxanne Veletzos writes about the relationship at the heart of her new book When The War Was Here.

A Moment in History

Author Roxanne Veletzos writes about the historical period featured in her new book When The War Was Here.

A Woman of Intelligence

An exhilarating tale of one remarkable woman’s journey to find her purpose, and herself, in post-war America.

POWERFUL HISTORICAL WOMEN

Karin Tanabe writes about the real-life historical women who inspired her to write her new book, A Woman of Intelligence

WRITING THE FEMALE EXPERIENCE

Karin Tanabe writes about the themes of female identity and the complexities of womanhood in her new book, A Woman of Intelligence

Inspired by a true story

Must-read WWII fiction

Half Life

A brilliant sliding-doors reimagining of the passionate life of the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – and the life Marie Curie might have led if she had chosen love over science.

 

Poland, 1891. Budding scientist Marya Sklodowska is left heartbroken when her fiancé breaks off their engagement. Determined to move on, she flees to Paris to study at the Sorbonne, changing her name to Marie. 

Marie would go on to change the course of science forever.

But what if Marya made a different choice? What if she stayed in Poland and reunited with Kazimierz, never to marry Pierre Curie or discover radium? 

 

Seamlessly entwining the lives of Marie and Marya, Half Life is a powerful story of love and friendship, motherhood and sisterhood, fame and anonymity – and a woman destined to change the world.
 

"Vividly imagined, fascinating and highly original, Half Life is the perfect book for readers of historical fiction, fans of the incredible Marie Curie, and any woman who’s ever had to choose between a man and her dreams." Better Reading


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Q&A WITH JILLIAN CANTOR

Half Life author Jillian Cantor discusses her inspiration and challenges.

BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS

Make Half Life your next book club pick with our ready-to-go questions.

The Last Night In London

A captivating story of friendship, love and betrayal – and finding hope in the darkness of war.

BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS

Make The Last Night in London your next book club pick with our ready-to-go questions.

Q&A WITH KAREN WHITE

The Last Night in London author Karen White discusses her inspiration and challenges.

Letters from Berlin by Tania Blanchard

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