When We Were Them by Laura Taylor Namey

Willa has been friends with Britton and Luz for years and they're inseparable. Until Willa does something that betrays their friendship. Now she has one week to think about what she did and to see if she can make it up to them, as the story spools back to tell us where it all started …

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Pippo & Clara by Diana Rosie

Italy, 1938, under Mussolini. Clara, 11, wakes in a new dingy city apartment to find their mother hasn't returned from a job the previous night. She goes looking for her mother and turns right at the door, and later her little brother Pippo ,7, wakes alone and also goes looking, turning left. A chain of …

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How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

Set in a resort town called Baxter's Beach in Barbados, this book centers largely on a girl called Lala, who is pregnant and in an abusive relationship. When her labour starts, she goes looking for help, and ends up knocking on the door of a wealthy home where her husband, co-incidentally, is robbing the owners. …

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What Could Be Saved by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

The Preston family live a privileged life in 1970's Thailand when their young son suddenly goes missing. Returning to America, their lives shattered, they try to go on, assuming Phillip is gone forever. But in 2019, he comes back. Is it him? And if it is, why did he never try to contact his family? …

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