Miss Morgan's Book Brigade

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$29.99  $27.89
Atria Books
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
Janet Skeslien Charles is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Paris Library. Her work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. She has spent a decade researching Jessie Carson (Miss Morgan's Book Brigade) at The Morgan Library, the NYPL, and archives across France. Her shorter work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Sydney Morning Herald, LitHub, and the anthology Montana Noir. To connect, visit her website JSkeslienCharles.com, @JSkeslienCharles on Instagram, or @SkeslienCharles on Twitter.
"An astonishing novel of postwar WWI France with the beating heart of courageous women who change the world through books. . . and a moving tale of sacrifice, heroism, and inspired storytelling immersed in the power of books to change our lives." --Patti Callahan Henry, bestselling author of The Secret Book of Flora Lea
"Bursting with remarkable characters and filled with heart-in-mouth moments, Miss Morgan's Book Brigade is a hugely enjoyable read and an enthralling, emotional story rich in historical detail. . . . This wonderful book is a gift to the reader." --Liese O'Halloran Schwarz, author of What Could Be Saved
"Janet Skeslien Charles is that perfect writer, able to take a true nugget of history and weave it into a tale that grips you from page one. She has an alchemist's eye for tiny historical detail that shimmers under her pen. . . . A rich, glorious life-affirming tribute to literature and female solidarity. Simply unforgettable!" --Kate Thompson, author of The Wartime Book Club
"A wonderful story about the ability of books not only to inspire, but also to rescue and restore. The characters are so richly drawn that they leap off the page... The meticulous research brings such a satisfying depth and authenticity to the narrative, and this is perfectly balanced by the compassion and humanity of the characters. I absolutely loved it!" --Ruth Hogan, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things
"In this compelling ode to the astonishing power of libraries and librarians, readers are introduced to the intrepid, real-life heroine Jessie Carson who delivered hope along with books to children in war-torn France. Janet Skeslien Charles's latest novel is - to borrow the words of one of her own characters - 'unputdownable!'" --Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room
Praise for The Paris Library

"As a Parisian, an ardent bookworm, and a longtime fan of the American Library in Paris, I devoured The Paris Library in one hungry gulp. It is charming and moving, with a perfect balance between history and fiction." --Tatiana de Rosnay, New York Times bestselling author of Sarah's Key

"A fresh take on WWII France that will appeal to bibliophiles everywhere...an irresistible, compelling read." --Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Chelsea Girls

"Well-researched, stirring, and rich with detail, The Paris Library is an ode to the importance of libraries, books, and the human connections we find within both." --Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names
"Charles (The Paris Library) follows up her bestselling debut with a dramatic story of war and literature in WWI France.... Charles packs Jessie's story with emotion...Bibliophiles are in for a treat." --Publishers Weekly
"An inspiring novel that celebrates resiliency, community, and connection." --Booklist
"A wonderful novel that will keep you absorbed for an entire weekend. It also might make you want to pull a few classics off your shelf to reread, which for me is always the sign of a good book." --Bookreporter
"A compelling remembrance of real librarians who could very easily have been lost to history. Readers who like historical novels with strong women characters will enjoy." --Library Journal