I Was Anastasia

By Ariel Lawhon. In Germany in 1920, the unexplained appearance of a traumatized, badly scarred young woman who claims to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest Romanov daughter, launches a half-century of questions and accusations.

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A Piece of the World: A Novel

By Christina Baker Kline. Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World,” describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.

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Thank You, Teacher: Grateful Students Tell the Stories of the Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

By Holly Holbert. In this book, editors Holly and Bruce Holbert present readers with a collection of stories from students who credit their teachers with changing their lives for the better. The editors have organized the selections that make up the main body of the text in four parts devoted to the impact of the experiences of notable people with their teachers at the grade school, middle school, high school, and college levels. Bruce Hobert is a high school teacher from Washington state. Holly Holbert is an educator in Washington as well.

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