Bachelor Girl

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Orphan #8 comes a fresh and intimate novel about the destructive power of secrets and the redemptive power of love. Set in Jazz Age New York City, Bachelor Girl is a Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail bestseller.

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Orphan #8

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A stunning debut novel in the vein of Sarah Waters’ historical fiction, Orphan #8 is a New York Times bestseller, a Target Club Pick, an Indigo Pick of the Month, a Women’s National Book Association Great Group Reads selection, and was on the August 2015 Indie Next List. Orphan #8 has been translated into eleven languages.

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Kim Van Alkemade

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I was inspired to write Bachelor Girl by the true story of a mysterious bequest in 1939 to an unknown actress by the millionaire owner of the New York Yankees baseball team. My research for the novel took me to mansions along the Hudson River, archives at the Baseball Hall of Fame, and revivals of Broadway shows first produced in the 1920s.

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