Fiction

The Words I Never Wrote

Author: Jane Thynne

Publisher: Ballantine Books

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Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A chance discovery inside a vintage typewriter case reveals the gripping story of two sisters on opposite sides of World War II in this captivating novel for readers of Lilac Girls and The Women in the Castle. “Spins a captivating tale of two young English women—sisters caught on two opposing sides of the war.”—Associated Press New York, present day: On a whim, Juno Lambert buys a 1931 Underwood typewriter that once belonged to celebrated journalist Cordelia Capel. Within its case she discovers an unfinished novel, igniting a transatlantic journey to fill the gaps in the story of Cordelia and her sister and the secret that lies between them. Europe, 1936: Cordelia’s socialite sister Irene marries a German industrialist who whisks her away to Berlin. Cordelia, feistier and more intellectual than Irene, gets a job at a newspaper in Paris, pursuing the journalism career she cherishes. As politics begin to boil in Europe, the sisters exchange letters and Cordelia discovers that Irene’s husband is a Nazi sympathizer. With increasing desperation, Cordelia writes to her beloved sister, but as life in Nazi Germany darkens, Irene no longer dares admit what her existence is truly like. Knowing that their letters cannot tell the whole story, Cordelia decides to fill in the blanks by sitting down with her Underwood and writing the truth. When Juno reads the unfinished novel, she resolves to uncover the secret that continued to divide the sisters amid the turmoil of love, espionage, and war. In this vivid portrait of Nazi Berlin, from its high society to its devastating fall, Jane Thynne examines the truths we sometimes dare not tell ourselves. Advance praise for The Words I Never Wrote “In sumptuous prose, Jane Thynne limns the lives of two sisters ripped apart by the moral choices they made in a time of war. Dramatic, fast-paced, and emotional, The Words I Never Wrote puts the interior details of women’s lives in stark relief against the dramatic backdrop of Europe in World War II, helping readers understand the difficult choices that women made.”—Elizabeth Letts, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Horse “Haunting, taut, and compelling, this portrait of two upper-class British sisters divided by World War II is a kaleidoscopic story of love and betrayal whose characters are never quite what they seem. It will capture your attention immediately and keep you thinking for a long time to come.”—Lynne Olson, author of Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Development RL 3.0-4.0 Book 2

Author: Edcon Publishing Group

Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 64

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PDF eBook Reading Level 3.0-4.0 Ignite the interest of your reluctant reader and rekindle the enthusiasm of your accomplished one with these high-interest reading comprehension eBooks with STUDENT ACTIVITY LESSONS. Each book includes 10 original, exciting and informative short stories that cover a broad range of topics such as Tales of Adventure, Science, Biographies, Tales of Fantasy, and Interpersonal Relationships. Multi-cultural and non-sexist guidelines have been observed to provide reading material for a wide population. New vocabulary is defined and used in context. Pronunciation entries are provided. Students learn how to preview and survey through a preview question by focusing on key sentences and/or paragraphs designed to teach essential skills. Each lesson illustration is intended to add interest to the story and to assist the reader in understanding the selections, plot, and character development. Each of the 27 eBooks; Is divided into 10 short stories; Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary; Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula; Includes 100 comprehension questions that test for main idea, critical thinking, inference, recalling details and sequencing; Has 60 vocabulary exercises in modified Cloze format; contains complete answer keys for comprehension and vocabulary exercises and Includes illustrations.