The Librarian of Burned Books
New York, 1944. Since her husband died fighting the Nazis, Vivian Childs has been waging her own war: preventing Senator Taft from impeding on the American Service Editions she’s devoted herself to for the last six months. The ASE program created a new kind of portable paperback that could be shipped in the millions to soldiers overseas. But a political battle is about to censor the whole thing out of existence. Viv knows these books have saved lives, changed lives, and she can’t let them die. She decides to combat the Senator’s propaganda with a story of her own, and turns to someone who may be able to help: the mysterious librarian of the small Banned Books Library in Brooklyn… Germany, 1933. Althea James is an American in Germany. As part of a cultural exchange, she is given a front row seat to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party. As she witnesses a horrific book burning, Althea decides she must find a way to help fight. Naive but determined, Althea joins a ragtag group of resisters who welcome her help and also open up a world of experiences that the young American girl could never have imagined. Paris, 1936. Having fled Germany, Hannah Brecht is determined to do her bit to help stop the Nazi propaganda machine through work with the German Library of Burned Books. But Hannah is fighting for more than just The Cause. A horrific betrayal by a woman she thought was the love of her life has sent her brother to a concentration camp and she struggles to trust anyone. Back in 1944, when Viv unknowingly brings her censorship fight crashing into secrets of the recent past, three very different women must fight for their lives, their loves, and their conviction that the power of books can triumph over the very darkest moments of war.
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • Publication date: 21/02/2023
  • ISBN: 9780063259256
  • Page extent: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 203 mm x 135 mm
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