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The Baker's Secret

Submitted by jeff on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:36am
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The Baker's Secret: A Novel By Stephen P. Kiernan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062369598
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

You will fall in love with Emma, a young baker whose small clandestine acts keep her German occupied town in Normandy from starvation in the year before D-Day. In addition to enjoying the riveting story, I particularly appreciated learning more about daily French village life during the occupation.


Dead Wake

Submitted by jeff on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 1:21pm
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania By Erik Larson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307408877
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Published: Crown - March 22nd, 2016

Erik Larson's interesting account of the sinking of the Lusitania explores the subtleties behind the event, although he is unable to answer the truly interesting question: why did so many people voluntarily embark on the voyage after Germany publicly warned they would sink the ship?