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    The Last Bookshop in London

    Author: Madeline MartinPublished: 2021-04-20August 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and drawn curtains that she finds on her arrival are not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of London. Through blackouts and air raids as the Blitz intensifies, Grace discovers the power of…

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    Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

    Author: Sheila O'ConnorPublished: 2019-05-14When eleven-year-old Reenie Kelly's mother passes away, she and her brothers are shipped off to live with their grandmother. Adjusting to life in her parents' Midwestern hometown isn't easy, but once Reenie takes up a paper route with her older brother Dare, she has something she can look forward to. As they introduce themselves to every home on their route, Reenie's stumped by just one--the house belonging to Mr. Marsworth, the town recluse. When he…

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    Kindred

    Author: Octavia E. ButlerPublished: 2004-02-01Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain…

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    Secrets of a Charmed Life

    Author: Susan MeissnerPublished: 2015Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s…

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    Clue in the Castle Tower

    Author: Sarah Masters BuckeySeries: American GirlPublished: 2011While visiting an old castle in England, Samantha and Nellie solve mysteries involving a ghost and some missing rare books. Includes end note about England in the early twentieth century.

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    Black Star, Bright Dawn

    Author: Scott O'DellPublished: 2008Bright Dawn must face the challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone when her father is injured.

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