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1916

A Novel of the Irish Rebellion

Ned Halloran has lost both his parents--and almost his own life--to the sinking of the Titanic . Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his...

Morgan Llywelyn Morgan Llywelyn

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Delilah

A Novel

Given to the temple of Atargatis as a child, Delilah is raised to be a priestess to the Five Cities that rule Canaan. With her beloved friend Aylah, Delilah...

India Edghill India Edghill

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Hester

The Missing Years of The Scarlet Letter: A Novel

Upon the death of her demonic husband, Hester Prynne is left a widow, and her daughter Pearl, a wealthy heiress. Hester takes her daughter to live a quiet life...

"...Upon the death of her demonic husband, Hester Prynne is left a widow, and her daughter Pearl, a wealthy heiress. Hester takes her daughter to live a quiet life.... Upon the death of her demonic husband, Hester Prynne is left a widow, and her daughter Pearl, a wealthy heiress. Hester takes her daughter to live a quiet life in England--only to find herself drawn into the circle of the most powerful Puritan of all time, Oliver Cromwell. From the moment Hester donned the famous scarlet letter, it i..."

Paula Reed Paula Reed

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A Kingdom Divided

Empire of the Moghul

Already an international bestseller, A Kingdom Divided continues the epic story of the Moghuls, one of the most magnificent and violent dynasties in world...

Alex Rutherford

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Long Song

A Novel

THE AUTHOR OF SMALL ISLAND TELLS THE STORY OF THE LAST TURBULENT YEARS OF SLAVERY AND THE EARLY YEARS OF FREEDOM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY JAMAICA Small Island...

Andrea Levy Andrea Levy

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New Mercies

Natchez, Mississippi, in 1933 is a place suspended in time. The silver and china is still dented and cracked from Yankee invaders. And the houses have...

Sandra Dallas Sandra Dallas

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Whiter Than Snow

From The New York Times bestselling author of Prayers for Sale comes the moving and powerful story of a small town after a devastating avalanche, and the life...

Sandra Dallas Sandra Dallas

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The Lotus Eaters

A Novel

A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn...

Tatjana Soli Tatjana Soli

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The Accidental Santera

A Novel

A one-of-a-kind novel that plunges readers into the secrets of Afro-Cuban Santeria—a world of fascinating beauty, pulsating rhythms, and great...

Irete Lazo Irete Lazo

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Fruit of the Lemon

A Novel

From Andrea Levy, author of Small Island and winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Best of the Best Orange Prize, comes a story of one woman and two...

Andrea Levy Andrea Levy

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Daughters of the Stone

A Novel

Finalist for the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers It is the mid-1800s. Fela, taken from Africa, is working at her second sugar plantation in colonial...

"...Finalist for the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers It is the mid-1800s. Fela, taken from Africa, is working at her second sugar plantation in colonial.... Finalist for the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers It is the mid-1800s. Fela, taken from Africa, is working at her second sugar plantation in colonial Puerto Rico, where her mistress is only too happy to benefit from her impressive embroidery skills. But Fela has a secret. Before she and her husband were separated and sold int..."

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

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Half Life

On the morning that changes everything, Aruna Ahmed Jones walks out of her ground-floor Victorian apartment in London wearing only jeans and a t-shirt,...

"...On the morning that changes everything, Aruna Ahmed Jones walks out of her ground-floor Victorian apartment in London wearing only jeans and a t-shirt,.... On the morning that changes everything, Aruna Ahmed Jones walks out of her ground-floor Victorian apartment in London wearing only jeans and a t-shirt, carrying nothing more substantial than a handbag, and keeps on walking.  Leaving behind the handsome Dr. Patrick Jones, her husband of less than a year, Aruna heads to Heathrow, where she boa..."

Roopa Farooki Roopa Farooki

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Sovereign Ladies

Sex, Sacrifice, and Power--The Six Reigning Queens of England

In the bestselling tradition of authors Antonia Fraser and David Starkey, Maureen Waller has written a fascinating narrative history---a brilliant combination...

Maureen Waller Maureen Waller

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Israel Is Real

An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and Its History

“It’s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it’s ever been as a nation with an army.” In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a...

"...“It’s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it’s ever been as a nation with an army.” In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a.... “It’s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it’s ever been as a nation with an army.”   In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it—by taking what had been a national religion, identified with a particular place, and turning it into an idea. Jews no longer n..."

Rich Cohen Rich Cohen

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A Rumor of War

The classic Vietnam memoir, as relevant today as it was almost thirty years ago. In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang...

Philip Caputo Philip Caputo

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Ten Green Bottles

The True Story of One Family's Journey from War-torn Austria to the Ghettos of Shanghai

To Nini Karpel, growing up in Vienna during the 1920s was a romantic confection. Whether schussing down ski slopes or speaking of politics in coffee houses,...

Vivian Jeanette Kaplan

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The Samurai's Garden

A Novel

The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her...

Gail Tsukiyama Gail Tsukiyama

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The Persian Pickle Club

It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm...

Sandra Dallas Sandra Dallas

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Buster Midnight's Cafe

May Anna Kovacks was discovered on the dustry streets of Butte, Montana and went on to become a Hollywood star. War, fame, marriage, love, and heartbreak came...

Sandra Dallas Sandra Dallas

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The Diary of Mattie Spenser

No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him. Less than a...

Sandra Dallas Sandra Dallas

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The Autobiography of Henry VIII

With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers

Much has been written about the mighty, egotistical Henry VIII: the man who dismantled the Church because it would not grant him the divorce he wanted; who...

Margaret George Margaret George

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Night of Many Dreams

A Novel

As World War II threatens their comfortable life in Hong Kong, young Joan and Emma Lew escape with their family to spend the war years in Macao. When they...

Gail Tsukiyama Gail Tsukiyama

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A Hundred Flowers

A Novel

A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution    China, 1957. Chairman Mao has...

Gail Tsukiyama Gail Tsukiyama

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“Just remember,” Yoshio said quietly to his grandsons. “Every day of your lives, you must always be sure what you’re fighting for.” It is Tokyo in...

Gail Tsukiyama Gail Tsukiyama

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