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The War Librarian

by Addison Armstrong

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The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong
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A dual timeline narrative featuring two strong women fighting back against injustice in the military.

Emmaline Balakin believes in the power of the written word - books have changed her life. When the opportunity arises, she volunteers to serve as a librarian in a frontline hospital in France during World War I. The atrocities of war are worsened by the racism she sees in the hospital and the censorship issues that plague her work, and when Emmaline pushes back against these injustices, a single decision threatens to destroy her entire life.

Almost 60 years later, Kathleen Carre is one of the first women to be accepted into the United States Naval Academy. Kathleen has always dreamed of serving in the Navy, but those dreams are put to the test when she faces repeated attacks from those who do not approve of women serving. When a letter from the past makes its way to Kathleen, she finds herself not only accused of treason but questioning the truth of her family history. The War ...

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