New Releases – Week of 2.1.16
Short stories and historical fiction dominate our picks for best new books of the week.
In the vein of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (one of Shelf Pleasure’s favorite books of 2015), comes this extraordinary story, based on true events, of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. As World War II is coming to an end, desperate refugees fill the German ocean liner way beyond capacity in a last ditch attempt to escape to freedom—only to face the unthinkable.
Also new in historical fiction is this novel based on the enthralling real life of Gladys Spencer-Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough. A fascination with the Duchess leads a young woman on a journey to learn everything she can about Spencer-Churchill’s life—with many surprises along the way. We don’t want to give too much away about this sweet tale that’s part mystery, part love story and all heart.
Like many grown up women struggling with the “grown up” part, Heiny’s characters deal with life, love and friendship as they try to attain that elusive happiness we all want. If you’re a fan of HBO’s Girls, you’ll enjoy these interweaving stories that will leave you laughing out loud while nodding your head in recognition.
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