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Wunderland
Wunderland: A Novel | Jennifer Cody Epstein
An intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history, and a sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood, and legacy by an award-winning novelist It's 1989 in New York City and Ava Fischer is a mess: she's broke, her teenage daughter is barely speaking to her, and her estranged mother's ashes have just arrived from Germany by mail. Things were never easy between Ava and her mother, Ilse. Throughout Ava's childhood in Germany, first in an orphanage after WWII and then in Ilse's care, too many unspoken secrets hovered between them: Who was Ava's father? Why won't her mother tell her anything about him? And what exactly was Ilse doing during the war? In a trove of unsent letters that arrive with Ilse's ashes, written to Ilse's childhood best friend, Renate, Ava begins to find her answers, sending her spiraling deep into the past of the mother she never truly knew. It's 1933 in Berlin. Two young girls, Renate and Ilse, meet at school and become inseparable friends. Bonded by their mutual bookishness, Ilse is the confident mischief-maker to Renate's brainy klutz. But as the Nazi party tightens its grip on the city, the two girls find their friendship torn apart by the Nuremberg Laws. As Ilse is increasingly drawn in by the Hitler Youth movement and its promise of a Germany restored to greatness, Renate is forced to confront a family secret long since buried, and leaving one friend catastrophically betrayed by the other, with reverberations that will be felt for generations to come.
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Crazeedi
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Partway through the last #LMPBC round 6
The book is fascinating!
@robinb @megnews @Kdgordon88
@suvata
Hope to be done over weekend and get sent back home!

megnews I can‘t wait to see everyone‘s notes! 4d
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Crazeedi
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@kdgordon88 the book arrived! Someone didnt keep a bookmark, I put one in for everyone!
@megnews the book will be on it's way, I've been sick ever weekend, so sorry I'm late
@robinb @suvata #LMPBC round 6

megnews @Crazeedi no problem there‘s lots of sickness going around. Feel better soon! 3w
robinb Feel better @Crazeedi ! 🤗 3w
Kdgordon88 Glad it arrived! I didn‘t even think about the bookmark. Life has been hectic and I had a nasty head cold on top of it. Hopefully, by mid October life will get back to its normal pace. Hope you are feeling better. 3w
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Kaila-ann
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Just in the nick of time . . . Wunderland is off to Hawaii.

Tracking 9505511762449273461625

#lmpbc #groupb #round6

Hooked_on_books I just mailed mine Saturday! I‘ll let you know when it arrives. 3w
Hooked_on_books The book has arrived! 2w
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Kaila-ann
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Finished this one #lmpbc #round6 #groupB today and wow, what a story. Heartbreaking, eye-opening and definitely thought provoking. A tale of love, friendship, betrayal, loss and family. I don‘t want to give too much away as it still has one more round but a great pick @suvata

It will be on its way to @Hooked_on_books this week.

DebReads4fun I really enjoyed this book! 4w
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Kaila-ann
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The September #lmpbc pick got here today along with some #litsylove letters/birthday wishes. Looking forward to digging into this book and responding to same letters during my long weekend.

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Mynameisacolour
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On it's way to you @kaila-ann. I really enjoyed this one. I don't want to give anything away since this is for #lmpbc but I will say that it was very suspenseful at times and a wonderful pick! @suvata

suvata I‘m so happy you liked it. 2mo
robinb We have this one as well as a #LMPBC...wonderful story! 2mo
Mynameisacolour @robinb I agree! It was also a nail biter 😬 2mo
robinb @Mynameisacolour Definitely! 😱 2mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Back home and spending my last day of vacation finishing up this months #LMPBC with my reading buddy, Katniss, Aka the tortie bowling ball. This books is so good and so heartbreaking.💔
#littenkitten
#groupb

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robinb
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@Kdgordon88 your next #LMPBC book is on its way...arrival by next Wednesday. 😊 Happy Reading!

@megnews @Crazeedi @suvata

Crazeedi Yay!!😍 2mo
Kdgordon88 Can‘t wait to read it. I will finish The Other Alcott this weekend and get it on its way early next week. @Crazeedi @megnews @suvata 2mo
Kdgordon88 @Crazeedi @megnews Just letting you know Wunderland arrived today. The Other Alcott was mailed to Diane today and should arrive on the 3rd. @suvata 2mo
robinb @Kdgordon88 Thanks for letting me know. Glad it arrived safely! Happy Reading! 2mo
Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 will be waiting! 😊 2mo
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robinb
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Just finished up this month‘s #LMPBC pick, and I read even slower than I normally do as I wanted to savor the beautiful writing. It was a tough one for me to get through because of the subject matter, but I read it in small increments, and it was an amazing story of friendship gained and lost, choices right and wrong and impossible strength in adversity. 4.5/5⭐️

Good choice, @megnews !

Thanks for the bookmark @Crazeedi , @Kdgordon88 , @suvata

robinb Thanks for the 🍫 @megnews ! 🤤🤗 2mo
MrBook Nice! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
robinb @MrBook thank you! 😊 2mo
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MrBook Thank YOU! I‘ve added this now. Great...along with the other 3,000+. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2mo
robinb @MrBook We‘re obviously in the same boat! 🤷🏻‍♀️😩🙄🤣 2mo
Kdgordon88 Boy, you are on the ball! Started my staycation today with The Other Alcott. 2mo
robinb @Kdgordon88 😂😂 I‘ve got like 4 ARCs I need to read by the first week in September, so I wanted to go ahead and get this one read first. Not rushing you...I probably won‘t get this in the mail to you until next week at the earliest. 2mo
megnews @robinb you‘re welcome and I‘m glad you enjoyed the book! (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi @robinb @megnews @Kdgordon88 I'm almost finished with Finding Dorothy, and I am enjoying it. I think we all did a great job with the choices, and I look forward to the next 2 books!! 2mo
robinb @Crazeedi 👍😊 2mo
robinb @megnews 👍😊 2mo
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MelindaOtt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A heartbreaking novel about secrets, mothers and daughters, and friendship. Told through the voices of three unique women, this story will bring out all the feels. It covers Germany before and after World War II (although very little about the war itself) and America of the late 80s. While jumping back and forth in time might be off-putting for some readers, I found it an effective storytelling technique. Highly recommended!

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robinb
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Crazeedi Looks good! 3mo
robinb @Crazeedi 👍😊 2mo
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Mynameisacolour
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Planning on staying up well past my bedtime with this months #LMPBC. Excited for this one! 💕

Crazeedi We are doing that one too!! 2mo
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megnews
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14 books this month.
1 middle grade
1 short story collection (Was that really this month? Feels so long ago)
2 audio
2 comics
3 poetry
Tagged book came in a twitch above Lucky Us for favorites this month. My Name is Lucy Barton was really good too.
#JulyTotals #JulyStats

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like a fabulous month! 💕📚😁 3mo
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robinb
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@megnews Your #LMPBC book arrived safely today. Thanks to you and @Crazeedi for the goodies that came along with it! 💕😘 That was so sweet of you both!

Looking forward to reading it!

@Kdgordon88 , @suvata

megnews Wow that was quick!! 3mo
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scowler1
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Powerful and beautifully written story about growing up in Nazi Germany. Incredible description of Kristallnacht, still so hard to believe this actually happened but this really made it real for me. Tearjerker ending, superb.

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megnews
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Wunderland tackled Nazi Germany from a different angle than I‘ve experienced before. Sometimes heartbreaking, at times infuriating, Wunderland was a 4.5 ⭐️ read for me. I hope my fellow #LMPBC readers agree.

Wunderland will be making its way to @robinb early next week. I am hibernating and reading during the unbearably hot weekend. 😂

Book 215/265 7/19/19

Crazeedi Sounds good!! 3mo
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suvata
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Read for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club (#LMPBC) Round 6 - Group B.

I picked a fantastic WWII novel (if I do say so myself). I hope the rest of the group likes it as much as I did. If so, you are in for a treat.

@Mynameisacolour it‘s off to you next week!

Sherri Ooh! I think I may have this one on my Kindle. I'll have to go find it! 3mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good ! Stacked 3mo
suvata @Cathythoughts I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed 3mo
suvata @Sherri definitely put this one at the top of your list 3mo
kspenmoll Sounds really good! 3mo
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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour @Kaila-Ann @Hooked_on_books @suvata

I‘m just five chapters into this book and I‘m loving it. I think I picked a good one this time.

Cathythoughts Looks good 👍🏻I just started my pick for #LMPBC , I think it‘s going to be a good one too (edited) 3mo
suvata @Cathythoughts It does sound good 3mo
Kaila-ann Yay! 3mo
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megnews
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I have to share the most bizarre coincidence. This story goes back & forth in time & place. Yesterday, 7/13, I read about a NYC Blackout in 1977. I didn‘t know it was real, thought it was part of the fiction. That evening my daughter texted a screenshot about 7/13 being the 42nd anniversary of the NYC Blackout. I wouldn‘t have known unless she texted that. On top of there was a blackout in NYC yesterday on the anniversary. She later sent a ⬇️

megnews screenshot of someone saying they came out of the subway after being stuck for an hour to civilians directing traffic and a Carnegie Hall concert going on outdoors after evacuation. That energy is what I love about NYC. Nothing can stop it. It will go on. However I am glad we are back from our trip, for not even a week! 3mo
Crazeedi I remember the NYC blackout in 77!! It was a big deal!! 3mo
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megnews
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Hello #LMPBC reading buddies. It‘s halfway thru July. Just checking in to see how everyone‘s doing on their book. I‘m almost halfway through mine and the pace is going quick.

Crazeedi I'm halfway through mine as well, its rough going because it's making me mad/sad! It's good though, I just have to stop once in a while, know what I mean?? 3mo
Kdgordon88 I am half way through mine as well. I am reading it a bit slower than normal making it a different type of reading experience for me. I am loving the book and hope you all will too. 3mo
robinb I haven‘t started mine yet. I got bogged down in a chunkster that I should finish today. I plan to start my pick tomorrow and think it will go pretty quickly. 😊 3mo
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CoverToCoverGirl
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Saw these lovelies today at Chapters ... I resisted with great difficulty though **sigh**

#TBR

Crazeedi I can send you american duchess if you want 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl @Crazeedi Are you totally serious?!💃💃💃 You‘re willing to part with it!? I would be over the moon!! OMG! 4mo
Crazeedi @CoverToCoverGirl certainly email me at crazeedi73 at gmail.com with your address! I'd love to send it on! 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl @Crazeedi sending an email now.. and thanks ever so much, you‘re amazing! 😊 4mo
Crazeedi @CoverToCoverGirl excellent!! 4mo
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megnews
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#LMPBC Round 6 Group I, I chose Wunderland. Just ordered the book and it should come in just in time to pack it in my suitcase and head to NYC.
Here‘s our TBR lineup so far. I‘m really excited about these titles. Excited to see what @Crazeedi comes up with.
#TBRtreasure #JazzyJune

robinb I‘m excited about all of these! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Eggs These all sound so good!! 4mo
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suvata
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#LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour @Kaila-Ann @EmilyM @suvata

Hey, y‘all. Let me know when you choose a book and I will fill-in our graphic. No hurry we have until July 1st.

Kaila-ann This is going to be my choice 4mo
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suvata
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Greetings fellow members of #LMPBC Round 6 - #GroupB
@mynameisacolour @Kaila-Ann @EmilyM @suvata

Here‘s the book I have been thinking about using for our group. Any thoughts?

megnews It‘s so funny because I was going to suggest this to my group too. 4mo
Kaila-ann I vote yes! I‘ll have to look through my books to see which one I want to volunteer lol. 4mo
suvata @meganews @Kaila-ann It does sound interesting. And, it‘s got good ratings on Goodreads. 4mo
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Mynameisacolour Yes!! This sounds good. 4mo
EmilyM Yes! I have been wanting to read this! 4mo
suvata @mynameisacolour @Kaila-Ann @EmilyM Great! Since we are all in agreement, this is the book I am going with. (edited) 4mo
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DebReads4fun
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How did so many of Germany‘s young people get caught up in supporting Hitler and his agenda? Reading this book has helped me to understand. So much was done for the sake of party loyalty. Lives were ruined and relationships were destroyed. The line between good and evil was not only blurred, but obliterated. This book told skillfully woven together stories of people just wanting to belong and others just wanting to survive. So very well done!

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beccamlvn
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This book is why I read.
Just... Wow.

Friendship and tragedy, love and lies... tragic. Stunning. Raw. Confrontational. Beautiful. Eloquent. Outstanding.

I'm... speechless. I can't find the words that will do it justice. If I ever find them, I won't be able to sing this book's praises enough!!

Just... wow.

#pulledanallnighterforthisbook #worthit

scowler1 Well I have to read it after that review! 5mo
beccamlvn @scowler1 let me know what you think of it whenever you get around to reading it! I'm doing to talk about it with someone ha 5mo
beccamlvn *dying 5mo
scowler1 @beccamlvn On order at the library, #17 in the queue ☹️ 5mo
beccamlvn @scowler1 ahhh I got lucky and was one of the first to get access to the ebook from my library. 5mo
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beccamlvn
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2 posts in one day, oops! But I can't help it! It's just such a lovely day outside, how can I not share my joy?

It's a porch reading kinda day! At 68°F with partly cloudy blue skies and lots of sunshine, my heart is just bursting after so many days filled with rain and grey skies and blahhhhh. It's going to get hotter in the coming days so I am taking full advantage of this perfect day.

Happy reading, my friends!

BooknerdsLife Happy reading 🙌🏼📚 5mo
Angitron Sounds absolutely perfect! 5mo
DebReads4fun Are you enjoying this book? I am currently reading it too. 5mo
beccamlvn @DebReads4fun I'm loving it! I can barely put it down! It's so raw and vulnerable, extremely well done! 5mo
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Zbayardo
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Another side of the WWII story I love to read so much. A story of friendship tested and torn apart due to blind allegiance. This read really takes you into the Nazi party brainwashing of the youth using fear mongering and the degrading of an entire group. But it also tells the story that not everything is so black and white. There are so many colors to the same story and the same character and hate is a powerful contaminant to all sides.

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sophierayton
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I think it's important to see things from other people's perspectives, which this book did, but in my opinion it wasn't executed very well and was quite confusing at times. Also, the Alice in Wonderland link was so tenuous it might as well not have been there.

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Lauren.Archer
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I have heard wonderful things about this one.

JenReadsAlot I loved it! 6mo
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DarcysMom
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
#Netgalley

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DarcysMom
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Bakingbookworm
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4.5 STARS - A revealing & poignant Historical Fiction read about a complicated friendship during the harsh realities of WWII. Lots of good topics for book clubs.

Full review: http://bit.ly/2PkkiUm

Look for it April 23. Thanks to @Crownpublishing for my advanced copy.

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Samplergal
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I started this tonight as it‘s being published soon. #arc. So far it‘s really good.

Melissa_J This sounds good. I really liked 6mo
JenReadsAlot I loved it!! 6mo
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ReadingSusan
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Wow this book was not an easy read. I read a lot of books about WWII but this one felt so much more personal than a lot of books. It was quite devastating. Ilse‘s POV made me feel ill with her justifications and reasoning. I liked how it skipped around through POV and years. This book was really well-written and captivating.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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JenReadsAlot
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This book was amazing. Painful story of friendship during the Nazi rise in Germany. Highly recommended! #arc #netgalley

LaraReads This looks excellent! 7mo
JenReadsAlot @LaraReads I hope you enjoy it! 7mo
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quirkyreader
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I think this is going to be one of the best books of 2019. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2727045727

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quirkyreader
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Thank you @Crownpublishing @PenguinRandomCa @penguinrandomhouse @penguinusa for this ARC. I can‘t wait to dive in.

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quirkyreader
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This is my latest ARC. Thank you @Crownpublishing @PenguinRandomCa @penguinrandomhouse @penguinusa for this one. I can‘t wait to dive in.

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Rhondareads
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Lovely cover a story line that is drawing me in sounds perfect to climb into my reading chair& sail into this book. @Crownpublishing

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LeafingThroughLife
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Got some exciting book mail today. I enjoyed The Painter from Shanghai, so I‘m looking forward to this new one from Jennifer Cody Epstein! #bookmail

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Really excited to have found this in my galley mail. New novel moving back and forth in time between Nazi Germany and Manhattan four decades later from the preternaturally talented Jennifer Cody Epstein. On sale in April from @Crownpublishing

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