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The Sunne In Splendour

A Novel of Richard III

A glorious novel of the controversial Richard III---a monarch betrayed in life by his allies and betrayed in death by history In this beautifully rendered...

Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman

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The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots

A Novel

In this dramatic, compelling fictional memoir Carolly Erickson lets the courageous, spirited Mary Queen of Scots tell her own story—and the result is a novel...

Carolly Erickson Carolly Erickson

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Race for the Dying

A Novel

The young Dr. Thomas Parks expects to practice trauma medicine with a distinguished doctor in Port McKinney, Washington. What he does not expect is to be...

Steven F. Havill Steven F. Havill

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Here Be Dragons

Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an...

Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman

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The Reckoning

“Penman’s characters are so shrewdly imagined, so full of resonant human feeling that they seem to breathe on the page.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Never...

Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman

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The Glassblower of Murano

In this internationally bestselling debut, a heartbroken woman embarks on a grand exploration of life and love as a glassblower in the city of her ancestors,...

"...In this internationally bestselling debut, a heartbroken woman embarks on a grand exploration of life and love as a glassblower in the city of her ancestors,.... Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun ..."

Marina Fiorato Marina Fiorato

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A Very Long Engagement

A Novel

Set during and after the First World War, A Very Long Engagement tells the story of a young woman's search for her fiancé, whom she believes might still...

By Sébastien Japrisot and Linda Coverdale

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Cion

A Novel

A Picador Paperback Original The hero of Zakes Mda's beloved Ways of Dying, Toloki, sets down with a family in Middle America and uncovers the story of...

Zakes Mda Zakes Mda

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The Botticelli Secret

In this exhilarating cross between The Da Vinci Code and The Birth of Venus, an irrepressible young woman in 15th-century Italy must flee for her life after...

Marina Fiorato Marina Fiorato

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Poison

A Novel of the Renaissance

In the simmering hot summer of 1492, a monstrous evil is stirring within the Eternal City of Rome. The brutal murder of an alchemist sets off a desperate race...

Sara Poole

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The Witch's Daughter

My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. Each new settlement asks for a new journal, and so this Book of Shadows...

Paula Brackston Paula Brackston

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The Lady's Slipper

A Novel

1660. King Charles II has returned from exile, but memories of the English Civil War still rankle. There are old scores to settle, and religious differences...

Deborah Swift

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Murder at Mansfield Park

A Novel

Complete with romance, intrigue, and crimes of the heart, MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK is an irreverent new twist on an old classic.

"...Complete with romance, intrigue, and crimes of the heart, MURDER AT MANSFIELD PARK is an irreverent new twist on an old classic.. "Nobody, I believe, has ever found it possible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park." --Lionel Trilling In this ingenious new twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price--whom Jane Austen's own mother called "insipid"--has been utterly transformed; she is now a rich heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Cra..."

Lynn Shepherd Lynn Shepherd

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Charlotte and Emily

A Novel of the Brontës

From an obscure country parsonage came three extraordinary sisters, who defied the outward bleakness of their lives to create the most brilliant literary work...

"...From an obscure country parsonage came three extraordinary sisters, who defied the outward bleakness of their lives to create the most brilliant literary work.... From an obscure country parsonage came three extraordinary sisters, who defied the outward bleakness of their lives to create the most brilliant literary work of their time. Now, in an astonishingly daring novel by the acclaimed Jude Morgan, the genius of the haunted Brontës is revealed and the sisters are brought to full, resplendent..."

Jude Morgan

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The Tudor Secret

The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies. Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan,...

C. W. Gortner C. W. Gortner

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Ghost Light

A Novel

1907 Edwardian Dublin, a city of whispers and rumors. At the Abbey Theatre W. B. Yeats is working with the talented John Synge, his resident playwright. It is...

Joseph O'Connor Joseph O'Connor

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Stone Song

A Novel of the Life of Crazy Horse

Of all the great warriors of Native America, Crazy Horse remains the most enigmatic. Scorned from his childhood for his light hair, he was a man who spurned...

Win Blevins Win Blevins

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The Calligrapher's Daughter

A Novel

A sweeping debut novel, inspired by the life of the author’s mother, about a young woman who dares to fight for a brighter future in occupied Korea In...

Eugenia Kim Eugenia Kim

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Woman of a Thousand Secrets

The Bestselling Author of The Blessing Stone and Daughter of the Sun She came to them from the sea, and to the sea they returned her. . . . A story of...

Barbara Wood

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Burnt Shadows

A Novel

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves....

"...Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves..... Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves. Sunlight streams across Urakami Valley, and then the world goes white. In the devastating aftermath of the atomic bomb, Hiroko leaves Japan in search of new beginnings. From Delhi, amid I..."

Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie

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River of Smoke

A Novel

A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011 The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay...

Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh

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The Long Song

A Novel

Finalist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize The New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year In her follow-up to Small Island, winner of the Whitbread...

Andrea Levy Andrea Levy

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The Right-Hand Shore

A Novel

A masterful novel that confronts the dilemmas of race, family, and forbidden love in the wake of America’s Civil War Fifteen years after the publication of...

Christopher Tilghman

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The True Memoirs of Little K

A Novel

Exiled in Paris, tiny, one-hundred-year-old Mathilde Kschessinska sits down to write her memoirs before all that she believes to be true is forgotten. A...

Adrienne Sharp Adrienne Sharp

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