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            Our Castle by the Sea

            Our Castle by the Sea (Paperback)

            By Strange, Lucy

            • RRP: $16.99
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            England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, eleven-year old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and her family is torn apart ...

            ISBN 9781911077831
            Released AU 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Chicken House Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            The Forgotten Home Child
              

            The Forgotten Home Child (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Graham, Genevieve

            • RRP: $35.99
            • $28.79
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England's streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home--based on the true story of the British Home Children. Canada, 2018 At... ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn't have much time left, and it is almost a relief to know that once she is gone, the truth about her shameful past will die with her. But when her great-grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her dear late husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can't lie any longer, even if it means breaking a promise she made so long ago... England, 1936 Fifteen-year-old Winny has never known a real home. After running away from an abusive stepfather, she falls in with Mary and Jack and their ragtag group of friends roaming the streets of Liverpool. When the children are caught stealing food, Winny and Mary are left in Dr. Barnardo's Barkingside Home for Girls, a local home for orphans and forgotten children found in the city's slums. At Barkingside, Winny learns she will soon join other boys and girls in a faraway place called Canada where families and better lives await them. But Winny's hopes are dashed when she is separated from her friends and sent to live with a family who has no use for another daughter. Instead, they have paid for an indentured servant to work on their farm. Faced with this harsh new reality, Winny clings to the belief that she will someday find her friends again. Inspired by true events, The Forgotten Home Child is a moving and heartbreaking novel about place, belonging, and family--the one we make for ourselves and its enduring power to draw us home.
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            ISBN 9781982128951
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Caging Skies
             

            Caging Skies (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprint)

            By Leunens, Christine

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            An avid member of the Hitler Youth in 1940s Vienna, Johannes Betzler discovers his parents are hiding a Jewish girl named Elsa behind a false wall in their home. His initial horror turns to interest--then love and obsession. After his parents disappear, Johannes is the only one a...ware of Elsa's existence in the house and the only one responsible for her survival. By turns disturbing and blackly comic, haunting and cleverly satirical, Christine Leunens's captivating and masterful novel--sold in 16 countries and the basis for a major forthcoming film by Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnorak, What We Do in the Shadows)--examines this world of truth and lies, laying bare the darkest corners of the human soul.
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            ISBN 9781419740121
            Released AU 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Abrams
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Witch's Kind
             

            The Witch's Kind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morgan, Louisa; Read by Rosenberg, Dara

            • RRP: $33.99
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            An absorbing tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War II, by the author of A Secret History of Witches. Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal c...ommunity find them peculiar -- two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne's long-lost husband -- who is not quite the man she thought she married. Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves -- and the child they think of as their own -- from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family... For more from Louisa Morgan, check out A Secret History of Witches.
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            ISBN 9780316419482
            Released AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Young Survivors
              

            The Young Survivors (Paperback)

            By Barnes, Debra

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $24.99
            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            What if everyone you loved was suddenly taken away? Five orphaned siblings struggle to stay together as the tides of war threaten to tear them apart during the Holocaust.

            ISBN 9780715653555
            Released AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Prelude
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Winemaker's Wife
              

            The Winemaker's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harmel, Kristin

            • RRP: $33.99
            • $33.99
            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            Love and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption combine in a heady tale of the ever-present past...fantastic! --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris The author of the engrossing (People) international bestseller The Room on Rue Am lie returns wit...h a moving story set amid the champagne vineyards of northern France during the darkest days of World War II, perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. Champagne, 1940: In s has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the R sistance. In s fears they'll be exposed, but for C line, half-Jewish wife of Chauveau's chef de cave, the risk is even greater--rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate. When C line recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness, and In s makes a dangerous mistake with a Nazi collaborator, they risk the lives of those they love--and the champagne house that ties them together. New York, 2019: Liv Kent has just lost everything when her eccentric French grandmother shows up unannounced, insisting on a trip to France. But the older woman has an ulterior motive--and a tragic, decades-old story to share. When past and present finally collide, Liv finds herself on a road to salvation that leads right to the caves of the Maison Chauveau.
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            ISBN 9781982112301
            Released AU 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Gallery Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Children's Block: A Novel Based on the True Story of an Auschwitz Survivor
              

            The Children's Block: A Novel Based on the True Story of an Auschwitz Survivor (Hardback, Not for Online ed.)

            By Kraus, Otto

            • RRP: $50.99
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            • Pub Date
              7 Apr 20

            A literary event that tells story of five hundred children who lived in the Czech Family Camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau between September 1943 and June 1944.

            ISBN 9781643133287
            Released AU 7 Apr 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Yellow Bird Sings
              

            The Yellow Bird Sings (Hardback)

            By Rosner, Jennifer

            • RRP: $50.99
            • $40.79
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon. The bird chirps all the musical parts save percussion, because the barn rabbits obligingly t...hump their back feet like bass drums, like snares. Music helps the flowers bloom. When the daisies grow abundant, the bird weaves a garland for the girl to wear on her head like a princess--though no one can see. She must hide from everyone in the village: soldiers, the farmhouse boys, the neighbors too. The lady with squinty eyes and blocky shoes just dragged a boy down the street and returned, proud and straight-backed, cradling a sack of sugar like a baby. --The Yellow Bird Sings What would happen if your five-year-old child was a musical prodigy who could hear symphonies in her head? What if you had to keep her silent and hidden for months during wartime in German-occupied Poland? After all of the Jews in their town are rounded up and killed during WWII, R za and her daughter, Shira, find themselves hiding in a farmer's barn. Shira has difficulty staying still and quiet, as music pulses inside her. To pass the time, R za tells Shira a story: There is a little girl who, with the help of her yellow bird, tends an enchanted garden. The garden must be kept silent--only the bird can sing the girl's musical compositions--and together the girl and her bird avert many threats. Thus R za manages to soothe Shira and shield her from the horrors around them. But then the day comes when their haven is no longer safe and R za must face an impossible choice: whether to keep Shira by her side, or give her the chance to survive apart. The Yellow Bird Sings is a powerful, beautiful, heartrending novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter, and the triumph of hope and beauty even in the darkest of circumstances.
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            ISBN 9781250179760
            Released AU 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Flatiron Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Jackdaws
             

            Jackdaws (Paperback)

            By Follett, Ken

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            • Internationally sourced

            May 1944 - The French Resistance have a daring plan to disrupt the Nazi war effort during the Second World War.

            ISBN 9781509865420
            Released AU 28 May 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Possible Life
             

            A Possible Life (Paperback)

            By Faulks, Sebastian

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            Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a... guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull.
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            ISBN 9780099549222
            Released AU 1 Oct 2013
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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