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The Lace Reader: A Novel
Brunonia Barry

BARRY

Towner Whitney hails from a family of Salem women who can read the future in the patterns in lace, and who have guarded a history of secrets going back generations, but the disappearance of two women brings Towner home to Salem and the truth about the death of her twin sister to light.


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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel
Susanna Clarke

SF CLARKE

In the year 1806 most people believe magic to be dead in England—until Mr. Norrell reveals his powers. Soon, another practicing magician comes forth named Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell’s student, but is increasingly drawn to the most perilous forms of magic.


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The Demon Lover: A Novel
Juliet Dark

ROM DARK

Callie’s passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found herself at Fairwick College’s folklore department, living in a Victorian house. But ever since arriving, Callie has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night…and she soon discovers her dream are alarmingly real.


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Outlander
Diana Gabaldon

GABALDON

In 1945, Claire Randall, is back from the war and reunited with her husband — when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is in a Scotland… in 1743. Here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior and is torn between fidelity and desire.


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The Probable Future
Alice Hoffman

HOFFMAN

Stella gains clairvoyance at the age of thirteen and when one of her premonitions lands her father in jail, she is lead to the grandmother she’s never met and to Cake House, the Sparrow ancestral home full of talismans and fraught with history.


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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Katherine Howe

HOWE

A secret buried deep…One book unlocks an unimaginable truth. Salem, Massachusetts, 1681: fear leads a small town to unspeakable acts. Marblehead, Massachusetts, 1991: a young woman is about to discover that she is tied to Salem in ways she never imagined.


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The Winter Sea
Susanna Kearsley

In 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet nearly succeeded in landing the exiled king in Scotland. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she is tapping into ancestral memories.


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The Historian
Elizabeth Kostova

KOSTOVA

A teenage American girl, living in 1972 Amsterdam, comes across an ancient book in the library of her father. The book, blank save for an illustration of a dragon and the word Drakulya, contains a cache of faded letters. Thus begins a search for the truth behind the myth of Dracula, a search that crosses continents as well as generations.


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Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1)
Karen Marie Moning

ROM MONING

When her sister is murdered, Mac journeys to Ireland to find her sister’s killer. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see into the dangerous realm of the Fae….


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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
Diane Setterfield

SETTERFIELD

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long.


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Angelology: A Novel
Danielle Trussoni

TRUSSONI

A covert war between angels and humans serves as the backdrop for Trussoni’s tale. Sister Evangeline receives a letter from researcher V.A. Verlaine regarding a legendary artifact that is coveted by Verlaine’s employer, a Nephilim who will stop at nothing to retrieve it for the awesome power it will give his race over humanity.


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Overseas
Beatriz Williams

ROM WILLIAMS

Kate Wilson is surprised to attract the notice of the Julian Laurence; however, Kate and Julian’s story may have begun not in twenty-first-century Manhattan but during World War I, when a mysterious woman saved the life of Captain Julian Laurence Ashford. Now, Kate and Julian must protect themselves from the secrets of the past and trust in a love that transcends time and space.


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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
Lauren Willig

WILLIG

Eloise is determined to finish her dissertation on two spies, the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But what she discovers is something historians have missed: the secret history of the Pink Carnation-the most elusive spy of all time. As she works to unmask this obscure spy, Eloise has more and more questions.


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