Synopsis: In 1920, when a woman who resembles like Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov is pulled out of a canal in Germany two years after her supposed death, she has everyone questioning if the Romanov family did survive their execution. Told from the perspective of Anastasia during her family's exile and imprisonment leading up to 1918 and Anna Anderson, the most famous Anastasia impersonator, this story explores the truth of what happened on July 17th, 1918.
Synopsis: For years, the Cardew House has stood empty, inviting Lou in for an escape from reality. One summer, the Cardew siblings, Robert and Caitlin, move back to the house and it lights up with magic and mystery. Lou is caught peeping on one of their parties and is invited to become friends with the glamorous siblings.
Synopsis: Marie-Laure, a blind girl, is living in Paris with her father when the Nazis invade and they are forced to flee and live with her great uncle in the port city of Saint-Malo. Werner is an orphan living in Germany, desperate to learn about technology in order to make a better life for him and his sister.
Synopsis: After her grandmother's death, Marisol travels to Cuba in order to spread her ashes. Her grandmother, Elisa, had to flee Cube in 1959 and was never able to return. Told in alternating chapters, this is the story of Elisa, a sugar heiress in Cuba in 1959, and Marisol, trying to learn more about her grandmother in 2017.
Synopsis: This story follows to friends, Young-sook and Mi-ji, both haenyeo (lady divers) on the island of Jeju in Korea, across many years. Starting in the 1930's and spanning Japanese colonialism, World War II, the Jeju Island Uprising, the Korean War, and the fall of the haenyeo, the two women and their friendship face the changes and hardships of war, conflict, and modernization.
Synopsis: In 1939, Vianne is living in the French countryside with her husband and daughter when news of France's involvement in World War 2 comes. Vianne's husband must go fight, leaving her and her daughter to face the Germans who have taken over that area of France. Her much younger sister, Isabelle, joins her, but her headstrong personality won't let her sit by and do nothing while her country is being occupied.
Synopsis: Set in 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from Dawsey Adams, a pig farmer on the island of Guernsey, who has a copy of a book that has her name and address in it. As they continue to correspond, she learns about how books influenced him and his community during the Nazi occupation. Juliet becomes so intrigued by the island and the residents that she wants to write her next book about their story.