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Miss Morgan's Book Brigade - ARC Book Review

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Title: Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade

Author: Janet Skeslien Charles

Publisher: Atria Books

Genre: Historical Fiction

Thank you, partners @tlcbooktours +  @atriabooks @simonandschuster for the #gifted copy to share with all of you!

“Even in the grimmest places, beauty abounded, if you only knew how to look.”

Miss Morgan’s Book Brigade is a dual timeline Historical Fiction beginning in 1918 featuring children’s librarian Jessie “Kit” Carson, millionaire Anne Morgan (daughter of J.P. Morgan), and the international group of women known as the CARDs (American Committee of Devastated France). These women worked tirelessly to help build devastated French communities just miles from the front.

Then in 1987 we meet NYPL librarian and aspiring writer Wendy who stumbles upon Jessie Carson in the archives. She quickly becomes consumed and curious about this elusive librarian.

You guys! I devoured this book. The writing is so beautiful. While it does read as a slow burn at times (as war can be) I absolutely fell in love with these women. I love any books that center around books or libraries, but I bet this will be the first time time you’ve heard of bookmobiles from no longer used ambulances after war.

“Books are bridges. They show us how we’re connected.”

This book will give you so much hope and prove over and over again how important stories can be to escape. How stories connect us. How stories can reach people when they need it the most.

You absolutely don’t want to miss the author’s notes and pictures of the true history of all these women. Simply remarkable!

“What are we fighting for, if it’s not the people we love, the ideas we cherish, the stories we want to pass on?”

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