Books | January 2019

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The Gown
By Jennifer Robson (Harper Collins)
Besieged by a harsh winter and burdened by shortages, the people of postwar London are enduring lives of desperation. Among them are Ann Hughes and Miriam Dassin, embroiderers at the famed Mayfair fashion house, who forge an unlikely friendship when they are chosen to create Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown.
By David R. Gillham (Viking)
Having survived the concentration camps, 16-year-old Anne Frank reunites with her father, Pim, in newly liberated Amsterdam. Anne’s diary has been lost, and her dreams of becoming a writer seem pointless now. As Anne struggles to overcome her brutal memories, she grapples with heartbreak and, ultimately, the freedom of forgiveness.


By Stephanie Land (Hachette Books)
Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours as a single mom to support her daughter. In Maid, she reveals what it takes for the poor to thrive in today’s society, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance.
The First Conspiracy
By Brad Meltzer (Flatiron Books)
In 1776, an elite group of soldiers were handpicked to serve as George Washington’s bodyguards. But unbeknown to Washington, these trusted men were part of a treasonous plan. In the months leading up to the Revolutionary War, these traitorous soldiers, along with others, launched a deadly plot against Washington himself.