Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

In this poignant and evocative novel by acclaimed author Kristina McMorris, a country is plunged into conflict and suspicion--forcing a young woman to find her place in a volatile world.

Author: Kristina McMorris

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758278111

Category: Fiction

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In this poignant and evocative novel by acclaimed author Kristina McMorris, a country is plunged into conflict and suspicion--forcing a young woman to find her place in a volatile world. Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern's life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother's best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy. When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost. Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss--an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit. "Impeccably researched and beautifully written." --Karen White, New York Times bestselling author
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The Edge of Lost

“Rich in historical detail, peopled with well-developed characters, and spiced
with tension and drama, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves is a novel to savor, and then to
share with a friend.” —The Historical Novel Reviews “Fascinating and moving ...
an ...

Author: Kristina McMorris

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758281197

Category: Fiction

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Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her background includes ten years of directing public relations for an international conglomerate as well as extensive television experience. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her novels have garnered twenty national literary awards and include Letters from Home, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep, The Edge of Lost, and Sold on a Monday, in addition to novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. A frequent guest speaker and workshop presenter, she holds a BS in international marketing from Pepperdine. She lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon. For more, visit KristinaMcmorris.com.
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Letters From Home

—Kirkus Reviews BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES “Impeccably researched and
beautifully written.” —Karen White, New York Times bestselling author “Readers
of World War II fiction will devour Kristina McMorris's Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, ...

Author: Kristina McMorris

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758268075

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Julia. She doesn’t need a flirtation with a lonely serviceman when she’s set to marry her childhood sweetheart. Yet something happens the moment Liz glimpses Morgan McClain. They share only a brief exchange—cut short by the soldier's evident interest in Betty—but Liz can't forget him. Thus, when Betty asks her to ghostwrite a letter to Morgan, stationed overseas, Liz reluctantly agrees. Thousands of miles away, Morgan struggles to adjust to the brutality of war. His letters from “Betty” are a comfort, their soul-baring correspondence a revelation to them both. While Liz is torn by her feelings for a man who doesn’t know her true identity, Betty and Julia each become immersed in their own romantic entanglements. And as the war draws to a close, all three will face heart-wrenching choices, painful losses, and the bittersweet joy of new beginnings. Beautifully rendered and deeply moving, Letters from Home is a story of hope and connection, of sacrifices made in love and war—and the chance encounters that change us forever. “Letters from Home is an absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author
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The Christmas Collector

Kirkus Reviews “Impeccably researched and beautifully written, Bridge of Scarlet
Leaves is a story of loss, triumph, and awakening—and of forgiving those who
have injured us the most. I highly recommend this book!” Karen White, New York
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Author: Kristina McMorris

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 9781420146257

Category: Fiction

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Previously published in A Winter Wonderland Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris ignites the spirit of the holidays with a tale of love, change, and the magic of memories—old and new . . . Toss, repair, sell, repeat. Most of the time, people are grateful for estate liquidator Jenna Matthews’ organizing services. Not Reece Porter, her new client’s handsome but grouchy grandson. As far as he’s concerned Jenna is a vulture, picking through his late grandfather’s treasures, during the holidays, no less. Personally, Jenna isn’t one for Christmas nostalgia, or any kind of nostalgia. Plus, she’s just doing her job. But when she and Reece are drawn together in an emergency, it becomes clear there’s a whole other kind of tension between them, one that’s pure electricity. And when Jenna discovers keepsakes that suggest an intriguing Porter family secret, unwrapping the mystery leads both Jenna and Reese to the greatest gifts of the holidays—and the truth in their hearts. . . PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF KRISTINA McMORRIS THE EDGE OF LOST “Compelling, resonant and deeply moving, The Edge of Lost is an absorbing tale of deceit and self-deception, survival and second chances, the ties that bind and the lure of the unknown.” --Christina Baker Kline, # 1 New York Times bestselling author “Will grab your heart on page one and won’t let go until the end. I absolutely love this book, and so will you.” --Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants “Kristina McMorris takes us on a thrilling ride from the Emerald Isle, to the boroughs of New York, to the ‘Rock’ of Alcatraz. I found myself thoroughly immersed in her richly evocative settings, just as I was captivated by the pure humanity of her characters as they struggled for redemption. This book is a wonderful read!” --David R. Gillham, New York Times bestselling author of City of Women “I adore everything that Kristina McMorris writes and this book is no exception.” --Jennifer Robson, author of Somewhere in France “A beautifully told story about a young man’s journey through adversity and loss with an exhilarating ending that I couldn’t put down and stayed up well past my bedtime to finish.” --Charles Belfoure, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Architect “An absorbing, addictive read.” --Beatriz Williams THE PIECES WE KEEP “McMorris’s strong pacing keeps the two stories zipping along and all its many strings connected for a gratifying conclusion.” --Kirkus Reviews BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES “Impeccably researched and beautifully written.” --Karen White LETTERS FROM HOME “An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale
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The Pieces We Keep

—Margaret Leroy, author of The Soldier's Wife Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
McMorris's second novel gracefully blossoms through swift prose and rich
characters.... This gripping story about two 'brothers' in arms and a young woman
caught in ...

Author: Kristina McMorris

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758281173

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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"Gripped me from the first page and didn't let go." —Alyson Richman, bestselling author of The Lost Wife In this richly emotional novel, Kristina McMorris evokes the depth of a mother's bond with her child, and the power of personal histories to echo through generations. . . Two years have done little to ease veterinarian Audra Hughes's grief over her husband's untimely death. Eager for a fresh start, Audra plans to leave Portland for a new job in Philadelphia. Her seven-year-old son, Jack, seems apprehensive about flying—but it's just the beginning of an anxiety that grows to consume him. As Jack's fears continue to surface in recurring and violent nightmares, Audra hardly recognizes the introverted boy he has become. Desperate, she traces snippets of information unearthed in Jack's dreams, leading her to Sean Malloy, a struggling US Army veteran wounded in Afghanistan. Together they unravel a mystery dating back to World War II, and uncover old family secrets that still have the strength to wound—and perhaps, at last, to heal. Intricate and beautifully written, The Pieces We Keep illuminates those moments when life asks us to reach beyond what we know and embrace what was once unthinkable. Deftly weaving together past and present, herein lies a story that is at once poignant and thought-provoking, and as unpredictable as the human heart. Advance Praise For The Pieces We Keep "The past collides with the present in this sensitive and multilayered story where the discovery of long-held family secrets leads to healing. The contemporary twist will be a treat for fans of World War II historical fiction." --Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Me and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Praise For Bridge Of Scarlet Leaves "Impeccably researched and beautifully written." --Karen White, New York Times bestselling author "Readers of World War II fiction will devour Kristina McMorris's Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, a poignant, authentic story of Japanese and American lovers crossed not only by the stars but by the vagaries of war and their own country's prejudices." —Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us Praise For Letters From Home "An absolutely lovely debut novel filled with endearing characters and lively descriptions. Fans of World War II romantic fiction will definitely enjoy this fast-paced story." —Kristin Hannah "A tender and heartfelt glimpse of a time long past. While wholly original, it's filled with characters as beloved as your own grandparents. Propelled by the epic sweep of world war, yet warmed by intimate human moments, this story will linger in the reader's memory long after the last page is turned." —Susan Wiggs
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Fallen Beauty

... from Home and Bridge of Scarlet Leaves “Fans of Paula McLain's The Paris
Isife will adore Erika Robuck's spellbinding tale." Dawn Tripp, bestselling author
of Game of Secrets OTHER NOVELS BY ER I KA ROBUCK Receive Me Falling.

Author: Erika Robuck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101615638

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“Without sin, can we know beauty? Can we fully appreciate the summer without the winter? No, I am glad to suffer so I can feel the fullness of our time in the light.” Upstate New York, 1928. Laura Kelley and the man she loves sneak away from their judgmental town to attend a performance of the scandalous Ziegfeld Follies. But the dark consequences of their night of daring and delight reach far into the future.… That same evening, Bohemian poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her indulgent husband hold a wild party in their remote mountain estate, hoping to inspire her muse. Millay declares her wish for a new lover who will take her to unparalleled heights of passion and poetry, but for the first time, the man who responds will not bend completely to her will.… Two years later, Laura, an unwed seamstress struggling to support her daughter, and Millay, a woman fighting the passage of time, work together secretly to create costumes for Millay’s next grand tour. As their complex, often uneasy friendship develops amid growing local condemnation, each woman is forced to confront what it means to be a fallen woman…and to decide for herself what price she is willing to pay to live a full life. “Lovers of the Jazz Age, literary enthusiasts, and general historic fiction readers will find much to love about Call Me Zelda. Highly recommended.” –Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice
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Call Me Zelda

—Kristina McMorris, author of Letters from Home and Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
Fans of Paula McLain's The Paris Wife will adore Erika Robuck's spellbinding
tale of Hemingway and the fiercely independent Cuban girl he befriends in 1930s
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Author: Erika Robuck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101614150

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“[A] haunting and beautifully atmospheric novel...brilliantly brings Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to life in all their doomed beauty, with compelling and unforgettable results.”—Alex George, author of Setting Free the Kites From New York to Paris, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald reigned as king and queen of the Jazz Age, seeming to float on champagne bubbles above the mundane cares of the world. But to those who truly knew them, the endless parties were only a distraction from their inner turmoil, and from a love that united them with a scorching intensity. When Zelda is committed to a Baltimore psychiatric clinic in 1932, vacillating between lucidity and madness in her struggle to forge an identity separate from her husband, the famous writer, she finds a sympathetic friend in her nurse, Anna Howard. Held captive by her own tragic past, Anna is increasingly drawn into the Fitzgeralds’ tumultuous relationship. As she becomes privy to Zelda’s most intimate confessions, written in a secret memoir meant only for her, Anna begins to wonder which Fitzgerald is the true genius. But in taking ever greater emotional risks to save Zelda, Anna may end up paying a far higher price than she intended... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED
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Hemingway s Girl

—Kristina McMorris, author of Letters from Home and Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
Fans of Paula McLain's The Paris Wife will adore Erika Robuck's spellbinding
tale of Hemingway and the fiercely independent Cuban girl he befriends in 1930s
 ...

Author: Erika Robuck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101599365

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the bestselling author of The House of Hawthorne comes a historical fiction novel that gives life to the women behind novelist Ernest Hemingway in a “robust, tender story of love, grief, and survival on Key West in the 1930s.”* In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father’s death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most. Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams? As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves.
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Every Time We Say Goodbye

When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour, the tide of change rippled across America, separating the patriots from the enemies - but what of those torn between two sides?

Author: Kristina McMorris

Publisher:

ISBN: 1471204359

Category: Large type books

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Two people. Two cultures. One love. One war. Virtuoso violinist, Madeleine Kern, has lost her passion for music since the death of her mother. But one passion remains true; her love for Lane Moritomo. Lane comes from a respected Japanese family and his mother is keen to retain this heritage with a suitable marriage. But breaking tradition, Lane proposes to Maddie and the newlyweds begin married life. That is until news breaks that the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbour... Suddenly their two nations are at war. As prejudice spreads fervently across America, Maddie and Lane must cling on to their love for each other whilst the world threatens to tear them apart.
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The Overland Monthly

At the lakelet the great willow still tosses its fountains of green, though the birches
and beeches are leafless, and the woodbine on the bridge has lost most of its
scarlet leaves. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in November if the season is ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081664579

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Grand Central

Ten bestselling authors inspired by New York City's iconic Grand Central Terminal have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal….

Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698141513

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Ten bestselling authors inspired by New York City's iconic Grand Central Terminal have created their own stories, set on the same day, just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal…. A war bride awaits the arrival of her GI husband at the platform…A Holocaust survivor works at the Oyster Bar, where a customer reminds him of his late mother…A Hollywood hopeful anticipates her first screen test and a chance at stardom in the Kissing Room… On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through Grand Central, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell. Featuring stories from Melanie Benjamin, Jenna Blum, Amanda Hodgkinson, Pam Jenoff, Sarah Jio, Sarah McCoy, Kristina McMorris, Alyson Richman, Erika Robuck, and Karen White With an Introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah
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Blind Men Crossing a Bridge

He gathered some sprays of bramble , scarlet - hued ; then he stooped down and
covered the grave with them and said no more , turning from Mazod . She stood
beside the grave , and she stared at the sproot with its scarlet leaves that were ...

Author: Mrs. Ursula Wyllie Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B63691

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Low Bridge

Decy was in the kitchen , plaiting big scarlet leaves into a basket and Hannah
had kept her great bulk close to the kitchen door . Finally the man had gone away
. A week later Michael Quinn had tied the Nancy Belle 26 LOW BRIDGE.

Author: Jane Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435012196945

Category: Boarding schools

Page: 317

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The Rainbow Bridge

Every day Madame went walking , to return with arms full of scarlet leaves ,
balsam , and the last goldenrod and purple asters . On Hallowe'en she lighted
candles beneath her family pictures , sat down at the big piano and sang
Strauss's ...

Author: Mary Fitch Watkins Cushing

Publisher: New York : Putnam

ISBN: UCAL:B3516435

Category: Women singers

Page: 318

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Account of the author's life as a companion to prima donna Olive Fremstad.
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A Handbook for Travellers in Central Northern Japan

( Inn , Yamada - ya , curves round to the S. and enters the before the bridge ) . ...
dedicated the camphor - tree grow wild , and the to the Thousand - handed Kwan
- non . scarlet leaves of the former , in No- In a cave behind is a Kwan - non , said
 ...

Author: Ernest Mason Satow

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ISBN: PRNC:32101073010678

Category: Japan

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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine

... emerald seas bine on the bridge has lost most of its of lawn , and clumps of
shrubbery or scarlet leaves . Deciduous trees lose fine single specimens of
picturesque their leaves in November if the season is evergreens attract all tree -
lovers .

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ISBN: UCD:31175001170797

Category: West (U.S.)

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Warwick

8 Red leaves trailing , Fall unfailing , Dropping , sailing , From the wood . ... and
the broad mass of scarlet leaves clinging to the front and gables of the antique
mansion , heightened the effect of the scene . ... Al Sarat of the Mahometan
paradise , was traced against the blue sky the fairy bridge spanning the mountain
gorge .

Author: Mansfield Tracy Walworth

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN1HRN

Category:

Page: 467

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The wood rangers from the Fr by M Reid

Over this cañon the crossing was effected by means of a rude bridge , consisting
simply of the trunks of two or three trees ... and the scarlet leaves of the sumac ,
all appeared of one colour ; while the darker llianas , stretching from tree to tree ...

Author: Louis Ferry G. de Bellemare

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600053029

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The Wood rangers Or The Trappers of Sonora

Over this cañon the crossing was effected by means of a rude bridge , consisting
simply of the trunks of two or three trees ... and the scarlet leaves of the sumao ,
all appeared of one colour ; while the darker llianas , stretching 202 THE WOOD
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Author: Mayne Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101065853275

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 448

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The Wood rangers

Over this canon the crossing was effected by means of a rude bridge, consisting
simply of the trunks of two or three trees, ... the pale foliage of the acacias, and
the scarlet leaves of the sumac, all appeared if one colour ; while the darker
llianas, ...

Author: Gabriel Ferry

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433066604376

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 456

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