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Simon & Schuster Australia (simonschusteraustralia) | 29 comments Happy New Year readers! We have two unforgettable new stories for you to win this month.

First up, we have The Light After the War, a truly beautiful and heartbreaking story inspired by the author's Holocaust survivor mother. In 1946, two young Hungarian refugees, Vera Frankel and Edith Ban, arrive in Naples, haunted by their terrifying escape from a train headed for Auschwitz after their mothers threw them from the carriage. They've lost everyone they knew before the war.

Eventually, Vera finds work and new hope at the US Embassy and, despite her best intentions, falls in love the handsome and enigmatic Captain Anton Wight. But when Anton suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to drastically change course. Their quest to rebuild their lives takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Venezuela and finally Sydney as they carve out careers – and find love.

The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

We also have a transfixing, special memoir we'd love you to read. Fourteen by Shannon Molloy is this generation's Holding the Man - a moving coming-of-age memoir about a young man's search for identity and acceptance in the most unforgiving and hostile of places - high school.

This extraordinary memoir focuses on the turning point in Shannon's life, his fourteenth year of life as a gay kid at an all-boys sports-mad Catholic school in country Queensland. It was a year in which he started to discover who he was and deeply hated what was revealed. It was the year of his first love and first crushing heartbreak, a year of torment and bullying and betrayal by the people who were supposed to protect him.

Shannon found solace in writing and journalism, a close-knit group of 90s music-loving friends and the unconditional love of his mum. As much as Fourteen is a chronicle of the enormous struggle and adversity Shannon faced, it's also a moving tale of survival and hope.

Fourteen by Shannon Molloy

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Good luck!

message 2: by Deb (new)

Deb | 203 comments I have really been enjoying reading memoirs recently. Fourteen sounds very good. Thanks for the opportunity.

message 3: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4560 comments Thank you S&S. They both sound really good.

message 4: by Renee (new)

Renee Hermansen | 109 comments Great books. Thanks for the chance to read them.

message 5: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69371 comments Mod
Thanks for the opportunity S&S :)

message 6: by Natty (new)

Natty (booknerdnatty) | 326 comments Thank you S&S, great choices available, I have entered.

message 7: by Sandy (new)

Sandy (sandydeee) | 3 comments Thanks S&S - I would like to have a read of 'Fourteen' it sounds like a interesting memoir.

message 8: by Jo (new)

Jo Rushby | 236 comments Thank you S & S. I have entered

message 9: by Lola & Puki (new)

Lola & Puki (lolaandpuki) | 9 comments Thanks S&S, Looking forward to The Light After The War

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