Madeline Martins new novel coming this year!

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Madeline Martins new novel coming this year

This newsletter is great news for fans that enjoy historical fiction and novels written by Madeline Martin. Back in the summer I read Madeline’s novel, “The Librarian Spy,” and fell in love with it. I also had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with Madeline which you can click on the link here and read it . Madeline’s novel which we spoke about in the Q&A is titled “The Keeper of Hidden Books”. “The Keeper of Hidden Books,” comes out on August 1st of this year and it is based on true events of heroic librarians in Warsaw Poland during World War II.  Below is the blurb of “The Keeper of Hidden Books”, which Madeline Martin posted across social media.

All her life, Zofia has found comfort in two things during times of hardship: books and her best friend, Janina. But no one could have imagined the horrors of the Nazi occupation in Warsaw. As the bombs rain down and Hitler’s forces loot and destroy the city, Zofia finds that now books are also in need of saving.

With the death count rising and persecution intensifying, Zofia jumps to action to save her friend and salvage whatever books she can from the wreckage, hiding them away, and even starting a clandestine book club. She and her dearest friend never surrender their love of reading, even when Janina is forced into the newly formed ghetto.

But the closer Warsaw creeps toward liberation, the more dangerous life becomes for the women and their families – and escape may not be possible for everyone. As the destruction rages around them, Zofia must fight to save her friend and preserve her culture and community using the only weapon they have left – literature.


I already know that I’m going to enjoy reading “The Keeper of Hidden Books,” since I loved “The Librarian Spy,” so much. The story is centered on World War II and the topic is about books. It’s also an important reminder of the power of literature and the power literature has to not only entertain us, but to make us think and to impact and change us. It’s also a testament that no book should ever be banned.