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Janet Skeslien Charles

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Montana Noir (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar

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Skeslien Charles, Janet
Födelsedag
1971-08-05
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Paris, France
Shelby, Montana, USA
Utbildning
University of Montana (English, French, and Russian)
Yrken
Novelist
Priser och utmärkelser
Soros Fellowship to work and study in Odessa, Ukraine.
Agent
Laura Longrigg (MBA Literary Agents)
Kort biografi
Janet Skeslien Charles is currently working on her second novel. For more information please visit www.jskesliencharles.com.

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based-in-truth, historical-novel, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, librarian, library, WW1, France, selflessness*****

This is based on the life story of Jessie Carson and her mentor, Anne Morgan, during the War To End All Wars. It is the story of children's books, children's librarians, a terrible time in France. Here we learn about self discovery, the rescue of children's minds from the world of those days, and the way that adaptation for now and the future can be effected. The story is moving and the author relentless.
I requested and received a temporary EARC from Atria Books via NetGalley. Thank you, I have preordered a copy for my local public library.
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jetangen4571 | 1 annan recension | Mar 17, 2024 |
2024 book #14. 2021. The story moves between young Odile in Paris, living her dream of working at the American Library just as Nazis march in and much later, her living in 1983 Montana passing along her wisdom to a young Lily having home troubles. Read for book club. Good story.
 
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capewood | 98 andra recensioner | Mar 8, 2024 |
This book was really well done. It had a dual timeline, spanning from 1939 Paris to 1983 Montana, and I felt it was pretty easy to keep track of the plot. Both stories held up well on their own. I’ve never visited Paris and I had never heard of the American Library there, but I’m proud of the efforts everyone put in to promote reading and sending books to all the troops. Not a lot of focus was put on how the rest of the city or the Jews were faring during the occupation, but it was interesting to learn how the librarians struggled and adapted.

“After the darkness of war, the light of books.” (ALP’s motto)
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Linyarai | 98 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this read, learned a lot more about WWI, and with the author notes at the end even more. She put a lot of time into the research to make this read come alive! Sadly, part of France is still contaminated, and will remain so!
This is the story of bringing food and some joy, through books, to these survivors in Northern France. We are there as there is constant shelling, along with mine fields, and loss of life.
Heiress Anne Morgan is there along with Dr M. D, actually another Anne, and others brought to life by the author, along with Jessie "Kit" Carson, sponsored by Ms Morgan. I loved the character of Kit, and then the you have Marcella, and loved the gift she gives to Wendy at the end.
We are gifted some sweet romance, the CARDS, and bringing joy back into the lives of this devastated area, books!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Atria Books, and was not required to give a positive review.
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alekee | 1 annan recension | Feb 20, 2024 |

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Verk
5
Även av
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Medlemmar
2,204
Popularitet
#11,639
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
187
ISBN
59
Språk
16
Favoritmärkt
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