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Octavia Butler

SF BUTLER

Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that Rufus, the plantation owner’s son, survives to father Dana’s ancestor.


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The Quilter's Apprentice: A Novel (Elm Creek Quilts Novels)
Jennifer Chiaverini

CHIAVERINI

The wife of a landscape designer in Pennsylvania obtains a job doing housework for an old woman who quilts, and in the process learns to quilt herself. As the two quilt, the old one recounts her family’s tragic story.


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Person or Persons Unknown (Rona Parish Mysteries)
Anthea Fraser

MYS FRASER

Biographer Rona Parish takes on a bizarre assignment when she’s approached by a young woman, Zara Crane, who asks Rona to find out who her father was. Zara’s mother was brutally murdered when Zara was a baby, but no one, including Zara’s adoptive parents, knows her father’s identity.


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The Monsters of Templeton
Lauren Groff

GROFF

At the exact moment that an enormous monster dies in Lake Glimmerglass, twenty-eight-year-old Willie Upton returns to her hometown of Templeton, New York in disgrace. She expects to be able to hide in the place that has been home to her family for generations, but Willie then learns that the story her mom had always told her about her father has all been a lie. He wasn’t the one-night stand Vi had led her to imagine, but someone else entirely.


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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe

HOWE

While readying her grandmother’s abandoned home for sale, Connie Goodwin discovers an ancient key in a seventeenth-century Bible with a scrap of parchment bearing the name Deliverance Dane. In her quest to discover who this woman was and seeking a rare artifact, a physick book, Connie begins to feel haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials and fears that she may be more tied to Salem’s past than she could have imagined.


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Always Time to Die: A Novel
Elizabeth Lowell

ROM LOWELL

Hired by the eccentric aunt of New Mexico’s multimillionaire governor Quintrell to research their family, genealogist Carolina May gets more than she had bargained for when she finds herself falling for the enigmatic Daniel Duran and stumbles into a dark and dangerous secret about the Quintrell family that threatens her life.


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The Songcatcher
Sharyn McCrumb

MYS MCCRUMB

Folksinger Lark McCourry retraces the history of a family song, which she had heard from her North Carolina relatives as a child, back to eighteenth-century Scotland to young Malcolm MacQuarry, kidnapped and sent to the American colonies, where he eventually became a lawyer and fought in the American Revolution.


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A Blue and Gray Christmas (Ladies of Covington)
Joan Medlicott

HOLIDAY MEDLICOTT

After being moved by the letters of two Civil War soldiers, one Union and the other Confederate, Grace, Hannah, and Amelia track down the soldiers’ descendants and invite them to a Christmas reunion in Covington, where the letters will serve as holiday gifts.


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Death on the Family Tree (Family Tree Mysteries, No. 1)
Patricia Sprinkle

MYS PB SPRINKLE

After the death of her elderly Aunt Lucy, Katharine Murray discovers a priceless Celtic necklace and a mysterious diary written in German among her aunt’s miscellaneous possessions, and her search for the truth about the artifacts leads to the discovery of the fifty-year-old murder of Aunt Lucy’s brother Carter, the theft of the objects, and the killing of the prime suspect.


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Legacy: A Novel
Danielle Steel

STEEL

Brigitte Nicholson becomes hooked after she discovers a mystery in their family’s past: how did a Dakota Sioux princess end up buried in Brittany as a noblewoman alongside a distant relative? Brigitte’s quest to learn the story of the Marquise de Margerac (née Wachiwi) takes her from Salt Lake City to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and eventually to Paris, where she meets Marc Henri, a fetching Sorbonne literature professor.


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Blood Atonement
Dan Waddell

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Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster is called to a homicide at the home of a single mother in Queens Park, London. Her throat has been cut from ear to ear and her body dumped in the garden. Her daughter and only child, Naomi, who has just turned fourteen this day, is missing. As the hours tick by, the feeling grows among Foster’s colleagues that this is most likely becoming a double-murder inquiry. With nothing in the present to indicate a motive, Foster decides to delve into the woman’s past, only to find out she doesn’t have one. Not sure where else to turn for information, he calls on genealogist, Nigel Barnes for help.


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