WE SHALL NOT SHATTER: An Interview with Elaine Stock

Elaine Stock (Photo courtesy Elaine Stock, Facebook)

World War II has been the inspiration for a great deal of historical fiction. With so many angles to approach the global conflict and how it impacted everyone’s life—whether directly or indirectly—there are just countless stories to be told. As Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See made us examine the war from the vantage point of a blind girl in France, Elaine Stock’s new novel, We Shall Not Shatter demonstrates how the deaf community in Poland fared during the same time. It’s a fascinating glimpse into this aspect of our history that we have not considered before, and we are excited to share this book with you. We hope you find our interview with Elaine as fascinating as we did. Enjoy! —J&H

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Launch Scientific Thought with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and James Tefil’s ‘Cosmic Queries’ [REVIEW]

Orion Nebula in the Galaxy
Orion Nebula in the Galaxy (Photo courtesy Canva)

As a boy, I fell in love with the stars. My grandfather had given me a book about astronomy, and I had fun gazing up at the heavens trying to locate the different constellations depicted within its pages. But the more I looked upward, the more questions I had. Just how vast is the Milky Way? Is there life on other planets? And what would it be like to visit places like Jupiter or Saturn?

Obviously, I’m not the only one with these questions, or else astrophysicists like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and academics like James Trefil would probably be out of a job. Fortunately for us, they have now joined forces to write Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. In this fascinating volume from National Geographic, they address many of our burning questions about space and the universe around us.

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Katey Walter Anthony’s ‘Chasing Lakes’ Is About Much More Than Scientific Discovery [REVIEW]

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Katey Walter Anthony has loved nature and science and marveled at the world around her since childhood. But as she grew toward adulthood, her life unraveled until darkness threatened to consume her. Desperate for answers to some of life’s toughest questions, her journey takes her from the Sierra Nevada to some of the farthest reaches of the planet. What she discovers along the way will ultimately change her life, her heart, and her faith. Discover her truth in the captivating memoir, Chasing Lakes: Love, Science, and the Secrets of the Arctic.

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Truth Prevails in Cynthia St. Aubin’s ‘Corner Office Confessions’ [REVIEW]

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Can rival brothers find a way to work together at the family business? (Photo courtesy Canva)

Twin brothers compete to run the family business. One of them will go to great lengths to oust the other. But which of them will fall from grace? Cynthia St. Aubin (Love Binds) kick starts her Kane Heirs series with Corner Office Confessions, a twisty tale about sibling rivalry, corporate deceit, and unexpected attraction.

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Forgiveness Doesn’t Come Easily in Sean D. Young’s ‘Secrets from the Heart’ [REVIEW]

Can a couple overcome an old family feud for love? (Photo courtesy Canva)

She may have just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime, but her entire family is causing her stress as they study her every move. Then she hires a new employee—who just so happens to be from a rival family—and it brings out all the critics! Will she be able to weather the storm, or should she just throw in the towel? Find out in Sean D. Young’s second Clover Creek novel, Secrets from the Heart.

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