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The first day in the lifeboat we were mostly silent, either taking in or refusing to take in the drama playing itself out in the seething waters around us. John Hardie, an able-​bodied seaman and the only crew member on…Read more

Winter Garden
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Winter Garden

Kristin Hannah

Was this what forty looked like? Really? In the past year Meredith had gone from Miss to Ma’am. Just like that, with no transition. Even worse, her skin had begun to lose its elasticity. There were tiny pleats in places…Read more

It was the last night of 1937. With no better plans or prospects, my roommate Eve had dragged me back to The Hotspot, a wishfully named nightclub in Greenwich Village that was four feet underground. From a look around the…Read more

The very first thing he does is fix me with those wonderfully brown eyes and say, “It’s possible I’m too drunk to judge, but you might have something there.” It’s October 1920 and jazz is everywhere. I don’t know any…Read more

I Was Anastasia
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I Was Anastasia

Ariel Lawhon

1917 Alexander Palace, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia February 28 The first shots ring out before dawn. I count fifteen—each of them splitting the air with a sound like cracking glaciers—before I go to the window and throw it open. Soldiers, drunk…Read more

The Alice Network
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The Alice Network

Kate Quinn

Opportunity walked into Eve Gardiner’s life dressed in tweed. She was late for work that morning, but her employer didn’t notice when she slipped through the law office doors ten minutes after nine. Sir Francis Galborough rarely noticed anything outside…Read more

On the day of the miracle, Isabel was kneeling at the cliff’s edge, tending the small, newly made driftwood cross. A single fat cloud snailed across the late-April sky, which stretched above the island in a mirror of the ocean…Read more