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Caleb's Crossing
Geraldine Brooks

BROOKS

Bethia Mayfield is growing up in the 1660s amid a band of English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond. Later Caleb becomes the first Native American graduate of Harvard College.


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The Painted Girls: A Novel
Cathy Marie Buchanan

BUCHANAN

In belle époque Paris, the Van Goethem sisters struggle for survival after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie’s ballet training and her introduction to a genius painter.


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The Wedding Officer
Anthony Capella

CAPELLA

Captain James Gould arrives in wartime Naples assigned to discourage marriages between British soldiers and their gorgeous Italian girlfriends. James is intoxicated by Livia, who creates feasts that stun the senses, and he is about to learn that his heart may rank higher than his orders.


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Bernard Cornwell

CORNWELL

Bringing to life the violence, action and heroism of the battlefield, this brilliant recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 follows a severely outnumbered English army as they defeated the French and captured the Poiters and French King John II.


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The Kingmaker's Daughter
Philippa Gregory

GREGORY

Presents a tale inspired by the daughters of “Kingmaker” Richard, fifteenth-century Earl of Warwick, who uses his daughters as political pawns before their strategic marriages place them on opposing sides in a royal war that will cost them everyone they love.


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Slugfest: A Dirty Business Mystery (Dirty Business Mysteries)
Rosemary Harris

MYS HARRIS

When Paula Holliday agrees to act as exhibit manager for a reclusive artist she’s expecting a laidback weekend. She doesn’t expect to be knee-deep in horticultural sabotage, beheaded gnomes, and homicide. Then an overeager attendee is found floating in the river and Paula realizes she accidentally holds a clue to his murder!


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The Dovekeepers
Alice Hoffman

HOFFMAN

A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people at Masada presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker’s wife, a girl disguised as a warrior, and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near.


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Galway Bay
Mary Pat Kelly

KELLY

When blight destroys the potatoes in Ireland three times in four years, a callous government and uncaring landlords turn a natural disaster into The Great Starvation. But Honora and Michael vow their children will live. The family joins two million other Irish refugees in the emigration from Ireland.


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The Last Empress: A Novel
Anchee Min

MIN

The Last Empress is the story of Orchid’s dramatic transition from a strong-willed, young woman to a wise and politically savvy leader who ruled China for more than four decades.


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Finding Camlann
Sean Pidgeon

PIDGEON

An archeologist teams up with a linguist to follow a trail of mysterious clues hidden in an old Welsh war poem that points to the origins of the King Arthur myth.


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Rules of Civility
Amor Towles

TOWLES

On the last night of 1937, Katey Kontent is in a Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This encounter propels Katey on a journey into the upper echelons of New York society.


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The Orphanmaster: A Novel of Early Manhattan
Jean Zimmerman

ZIMMERMAN

In seventeenth-century New Amsterdam, twenty-two-year-old trader Blandine von Couvering and British spy Edward Drummond investigate the mysterious disappearance of orphan children.


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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
Jillian Lauren

BIOGRAPHY LAUREN

A “casting director” tells Lauren that a rich businessman in Singapore would pay American girls $20,000 if they stayed for two weeks to spice up his parties. Soon, Jillian is on a plane to Borneo, where she spends the next eighteen months in the harem of Prince Jefri Bolkiah.


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The Untold History of the United States
Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick

HISTORY US STO

Outlines arguments against official American historical records to reveal the origins of conservatism and the obstacles to progressive change.


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A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
Howard Zinn

HISTORY US ZINN

Provides a history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plights have been largely omitted from most histories.


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Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
Evan Thomas

HISTORY US 20TH THO

Examines the White House years of Dwight Eisenhower and reveals the former president, often viewed as a doddering lightweight, as an intellectual tactician.


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1776
David McCullough

HISTORY US REVOLUTION MCC

David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence.


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