I first heard of Jojo Moyes three years ago in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was on a business trip for She Reads and found myself deep in conversation with a literary agent who was singing the praises of an author she’d just discovered. The author was Jojo Moyes and the book was her first U.S. published novel, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER. And then last year Jojo quite literally took the world by story with her novel, ME BEFORE YOU. So it should come as no surprise that her latest book, THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND, is just as spellbinding. We knew, the moment we read it, that it had to be our October book club selection. And we are so fortunate to have Jojo Moyes with us this month. She’s given us a glimpse not only inside her life as a writer, but inside the very room she writes. Stick with us through October and you’ll get to know this very talented and charming writer.
Thanks to the amazing folks at Pamela Dorman Books (Viking/Penguin) we’ve giving away copies of all three novels to one lucky winner.
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of Me Before You, a spellbinding love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love most Jojo Moyes’s bestseller, Me Before You, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and has struck a chord with readers everywhere. “Hopelessly and hopefully romantic” (Chicago Tribune), Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker that asks, “Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?” France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything—her family, her reputation, and her life—to see her husband again. Almost a century later, Sophie’s portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting’s true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is—putting Liv’s belief in what is right to the ultimate test. Like Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress and Tatiana de Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key,The Girl You Left Behind is a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with Moyes’s signature ability to capture our hearts with every turn of the page. * * * Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and grew up in London. After a varied career including stints as a minicab controller, typer of braille statements for blind people for NatWest, and brochure writer for Club 18-30 she did a degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London University. In 1992 She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to attend the postgraduate newspaper journalism course at City University, and apart from 1994 when she worked in Hong Kong for the Sunday Morning Post, she worked at The Independent for ten years, including stints as Assistant news editor and Arts and Media Correspondent. She has been a full time novelist since 2002, when her first book, Sheltering Rain was published. She lives on a farm in Essex with her husband, journalist Charles Arthur, and their three children. * * *