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The Aviator's Wife: A Novel
Melanie Benjamin

BENJAMIN

A story inspired by the marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador’s daughter whose relationship is marked by wild international acclaim.


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Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet
Deepak Chopra

CHOPRA

Born into a factious, war-torn world, Muhammad’s life is a gripping story of one man’s tireless fight for unity and peace. In a world where injustice ruled, Muhammad created change by affecting hearts and minds. Just as the story of Jesus embodies the message of Christianity, Muhammad’s life reveals the core of Islam.


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The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War
Bernard Cornwell

CORNWELL

After the British establish a fort on the Penobscot River, the Massachusetts patriots—among them General Peleg Wadsworth and Colonel Paul Revere—mount an expedition to oust the redcoats.


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Rival to the Queen
Carolly Erickson

ERICKSON

A novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary man.


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Elizabeth I: A Novel
Margaret George

GEORGE

Lettice Knollys’ life had been intertwined with Elizabeth I’s since childhood. This is a story of two women of fierce desire, one trying to protect her country, the other trying to regain power and position for her family.


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Valley Forge: George Washington and the Crucible of Victory
Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen, Albert S. Hanser

GINGRICH

In the winter of 1777, Washington and his demoralized army retreat from Philadelphia, arriving at Valley Forge where they discover that their requests for food, clothing and tools have been ignored by Congress. In spite of the suffering and deceit, Washington endures all, joined at last by a volunteer from Germany who begins the hard task of recasting the army as a professional fighting force capable of facing the British and changing the course of history.


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Say Her Name: A Novel
Francisco Goldman

GOLDMAN

In a novel based on the author’s real-life tragedy, Goldman, consumed with grief and guilt over the accidental death of his wife just before their second anniversary, obsessively collects every memory of her, especially her writings, with the hope of keeping her alive in his mind.


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The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War)
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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The Countess: A Novel
Rebecca Johns

JOHNS

1611 Hungary. Countess Erzsébet Báthory (the Blood Countess), being walled into a castle tower as punishment for the murder of dozens of women and girls, begins writing her life story as an exposé of the many betrayals that have brought about this—as she sees it—outrageous and unjust imprisonment.


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Matthew's Story
Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

INSPIR LAHAYE

Portrays the story of how Levi the tax collector became Matthew, the apostle of Jesus Christ and one of the great authors of the Gospels.


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The Paris Wife: A Novel
Paula McLain

MCLAIN

Meeting through mutual friends in Chicago, Hadley is intrigued by brash “beautiful boy” Ernest Hemingway, and after a brief courtship and small wedding, they take off for Paris, where Hadley makes a convincing transformation from an overprotected child to a game and brave young woman who puts up with impoverished living conditions and shattering loneliness to prop up her husband’s career.


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Sutton
J.R. Moehringer

MOEHRINGER

A fictionalized account of Willie Sutton, one of the most notorious criminals in American history, traces his life, his doomed romance with his first love, and his surprise pardon on Christmas Eve in 1969.


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The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe
Andrew O'Hagan

O’HAGAN

Given as a Christmas present by Frank Sinatra to Marilyn Monroe, Maf(Mafia Honey)the dog provides keen insight into the world of the Hollywood starlet during the last two years of her life.


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Above All Things
Tanis Rideout

RIDEOUT

In 1924 George Mallory departs on his third expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Left behind in Cambridge, George’s young wife, Ruth, along with the rest of a war-ravaged England, anticipates news they hope will reclaim some of the empire’s faded glory.


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Doc: A Novel
Mary Doria Russell

RUSSELL

The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp.


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The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great
Eva Stachniak

STACHNIAK

The Winter Palace tells the epic story of Catherine the Great’s improbable rise to power—as seen through the ever-watchful eyes of an all-but-invisible servant close to the throne.


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The Dream of the Celt: A Novel
Mario Vargas Llosa

VARGAS LLOSA

A Nobel Prize-winning author offers a work of historical fiction that centers around real-life Irish nationalist Roger Casement, who was hanged for treason after he challenged the British authority in Northern Ireland.


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Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel
Susan Vreeland

VREELAND

Louis Comfort Tiffany staffs his studio with female artisans—a decision that protects him from strikes by the all-male union—but refuses to employ women who are married. Lucky for him, Clara Driscoll’s romantic misfortunes insure that she can continue to craft the jewel-toned glass windows and lamps that catch both her eye and her imagination.


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Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Alison Weir

WEIR

Eleanor of Aquitaine is wife of France’s King Louis VII, but when she meets Henry of Anjou—who will be King of England—she is immediately smitten. After winning an annulment, Eleanor marries Henry. The couple’s passionate marriage and hunger for power spawns an abundance of children and far-reaching political influence, but the intensity of their relationship proves its undoing as jealousy and deceit undermine their empire and their family.


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