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Grand Central Publishing
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.9 inches | 1.7 pounds

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About the Author

Leila Meacham was a writer and former teacher who lived in San Antonio, Texas. She was the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Tumbleweeds, Somerset, and Titans. For more information, please visit LeilaMeacham.com.


A Forbes "Best Historical Novels for Summer 2019"
A USA Today Bestseller
"The thrills are tingly rather than electrifying, the leads are superficially satisfying, and the enemies meet their appropriate ends. A long and leisurely spy novel, reminiscent of a 1950s move."--Library Journal
"The finest historical fiction not only entertains but teaches readers something about an era not their own, and this novel offers a stellar crash course in Texas history...The novel has it all: a wide cast of characters, pitch-perfect period detail, romance, plenty of drama, and skeletons in the closet (literally). Saga fans will be swooning."--Booklist (starred review) (Praise for Titans)
"I was immediately taken by the powerful and poetic storytelling of Leila Meacham. Dragonfly is a meticulously researched novel filled with unforgettable characters during the darkest time in history. Simply unstoppable!"-- Armando Lucas Correa, New York Times bestselling author of The German Girl
"As large, romantic, and American a tale as Texas itself."--Booklist (praise for Roses)
"It's been almost 30 years since the heyday of giant epics...but Meacham's debut might bring them back. Readers who like an old-fashioned saga will devour this sprawling novel of passion and revenge."--Library Journal (praise for Roses)
"Roses heralded as the new Gone with the Wind."--USA Today (Praise for Roses)
"Complex, epic, and rich in historical detail-an uplifting story of finding friendship behind enemy lines."-- Kirkus
"Meacham ratchets the suspense ever tighter, while providing fascinating backstory on the intrepid five [American spies] as well as delivering a detail-rich portrait of Paris during the Occupation."-- Booklist
"Leila Meacham is a gift to readers everywhere. With scope and daring, she creates worlds in her fiction that keep us turning pages long into the night. Sumptuous, full bodied and emotional, Dragonfly soars."-- Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Tony's Wife
"Dragonfly is a thrilling spy novel with a tender heart, a plot full of surprising twists, and a rich tapestry of historical detail. Caught up in the complexities of sympathetic characters whose divided loyalties force them to make dangerous choices, I couldn't stop turning the pages."-- Kim van Alkemade, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan #8 and Bachelor Girl
"Gripping...In this fast-paced and enjoyable WWII espionage tale, Meacham takes readers to 1942 Nazi-occupied Paris to follow five American spies as they attempt to gather information to assist Allied and French Resistance forces.... Meacham's nail-biting tale will please fans looking for an intricate story of spycraft and deception."-- Publishers Weekly
"Meacham's impeccable pacing and razor-wire tension evoke the daily drama of life under a Reich whose French reign might have lasted little more than four years but felt like the thousand years that it threatened to endure."-- Bookpage
"Thrilling."-- B&N Reads, July's Best New Fiction
"Dragonfly is one of those books you cannot put down...A masterpiece of story-telling with greatly written characters during one of the world's worst times with five brave Americans who put country over their own lives."-- Red Carpet Crash
"Set in German-occupied Paris during World War II, this captivating novel stars five young Americans who received mysterious letter asking them to "serve their country." They agree, creating a secret group---code-named Dragonfly---that goes undercover to infiltrate Nazi ranks. But when one of them is captured, they begin to question if things are what they seem. With drama and danger, it's impossible to put down."-- Woman's World
"A riveting read. So many World War II stories are nothing but men and their guns...It's especially refreshing to see a story like this so focused on women who are as capable and gutsy as the men, with Victoria in particular being a standout character....There are more than a few surprises in Dragonfly, and the short, choppy chapters tend to leave you multiple cliffhangers to keep you hooked...As a novel it captures the espionage side of World War II, as well as the men and women who served in secret, with admirable grace and power."-- Houston Chronicle
"Meacham hooks the reader in the first paragraph and keeps the pages turning as the characters live on the brink of one potential clandestine calamity after another...Meacham's other historical novels, besides Roses, are Tumbleweeds, Somerset, and Titans. Each is an engaging and powerful tale, but Dragonfly may well be the most thrilling of them all."-- Abilene Reporter News, A "Texas Reads" Pick
"A gripping tale."-- D Magazine
"Dragonfly by Leila Meacham is a spellbinding novel. The story from the very first line pulls readers into the mystery: which of the five American spies embedded in Nazi occupied Paris has survived? The dramatic scenes are riveting as each character plays a cat and mouse game with the Nazis."-- Crimespree
"[An] engrossing story."-- Historical Novel Society