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Charyn, Jerome

Summary: ""Charyn, like Nabokov, is that most fiendish sort of writer--so seductive as to beg imitation, so singular as to make imitation impossible."-- Tom Bissell Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon- to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Charyn 2019

Bloom, Amy

Summary: "Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt's first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, "Hick," as she's known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BLO

Greenwood, T. (Tammy)

Summary: Camden, NJ, 1948. When 11 year-old Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she has no way of knowing that Frank LaSalle, fresh out of prison, is watching her, preparing to make his move. Accosting her outside the store, Frank convinces Sally that he's an FBI agent who can have her arrested unless she does as he says. Over the next two years Frank mentally and physically...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GRE

Miller, Sarah Elizabeth

Summary: In this novel authorized by Little House Heritage Trust, Sarah Miller vividly recreates the beauty, hardship, and joys of the frontier in a dazzling work of historical fiction, a captivating story that illuminates one courageous, resilient, and loving pioneer woman as never before--Caroline Ingalls, "Ma" in Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. In the frigid days of February, 1870,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Miller 2017

Montgomery, Jess

Summary: A novel inspired by the true story of Ohio's first female sheriff. When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel, the town sheriff, is killed, she vows to avenge his death. But then a widow arrives at her door, unaware that Daniel has been killed, inquiring about her missing daughter. Soon they realize Daniel was not the man they believed him to be.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MON

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MON

Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: A captivating novel based on the story of the extraordinary real-life American woman who secretly worked for the French Resistance during World War II--while playing hostess to the invading Germans at the iconic Hotel Ritz in Paris--from the New York Times bestselling author of The Aviator's Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue. In March 1940, the Nazis sweep Paris and immediately take up...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BEN

Henry, Marguerite

Summary: With his beloved black cat Grimalkin as his constant companion, the young Quaker boy Benjamin West discovers and develops his talent as an artist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2014

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Dunant, Sarah.

Summary: Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. As Cesare ruthlessly seeks to unite all of Italy's city-states under Borgia control, Florence counters by sending one Niccolo Machiavelli to Rome as envoy and Lucrezia learns the family business of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DUD

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Dunant 2017

Min, Anchee

Summary: Late 19th-century China is a tumultuous land beset by warring enemies--both from beyond its borders and within the fabled walls of the Forbidden City. When her son and adopted son each succumb to early deaths, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power. While foreign nations like Japan, Russia, France, and England fight for their share of the Chinese spoils, Orchid sees her nation divide into...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC Min

Benedict, Marie

Summary: The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan's personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched the nation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FIC BEN

Lewis, Marjorie Herrera

Summary: "In Marjorie Herrera Lewis's debut historical novel the inspiring true story of high school teacher Tylene Wilson--a woman who surprises everyone as she breaks with tradition to become the first high school football coach in Texas--comes to life. Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LEW

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEW

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION LEW

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lewis 2018

Bruce, Camilla

Summary: "An audacious novel of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history-and the men who drove her to it. They whisper about her in Chicago. Men come to her with their hopes, their dreams-their fortunes. But no one sees them leave. No one sees them at all after they come to call on the Widow of La Porte. The good people of Indiana may have their suspicions,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRU

Lapierre, Alexandra

Summary: New York in the 1900s. A young girl fascinated by rare books defies all odds and becomes the director of one of the country's most prestigious private libraries. It belongs to the magnate J.P. Morgan, darling of the international aristocracy and one of the city's richest men. Flamboyant, brilliant, beautiful, Belle is among New York society's most sought after intellectuals. She also hides a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Europa Editions 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC LAP

Thornton, Stephanie

Summary: A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton... Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves--oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Thornton 2019

Quinn, Julia

Summary: "In 1761, on a sunny day in September, a King and Queen met for the very first time. They were married within hours. Born a German Princess, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was beautiful, headstrong, and fiercely intelligent--not precisely the attributes the British Court had been seeking in a spouse for the young King George III. But her fire and independence were exactly what she needed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2023

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC QUI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Quinn

Calvi, Mary

Summary: "Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted." --George Washington Unrequited love might have sparked a flame that ignited a cause that became the American Revolution. Never before has this story about George Washington been told. Crafted from hundreds of letters, witness accounts, and journal entries, Dear George, Dear Mary explores...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CAL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAL

Chiaverini, Jennifer

Summary: Twenty-five-year-old Alice Paul returns to her native New Jersey after several years on the front lines of the suffrage movement in Great Britain. Weakened from imprisonment and hunger strikes, she is nevertheless determined to invigorate the stagnant suffrage movement in her homeland. On March 3, 1913, a glorious march commences, but negligent police allow vast crowds of belligerent men to...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2021

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC CHI

Green, Jane

Summary: "Claire grew up in a small town, far from the glamor of London. On the cusp of adulthood, she yearns for the adventure and independence of a counterculture taking root across the world. When she's offered the chance to start anew in Morocco, in a palace where famous artists and musicians have been known to visit, she seizes the chance. Arriving in Marrakesh, she's quickly swept up in a world of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2022

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GRE

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Benedict, Marie

Summary: The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. Mitza Maric has always been a little different...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BEN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Benedict 2016

Gibbon, Maureen

Summary: "A sensual portrait of Manet's last years, and a vibrant testament to the endurance of the artistic spirit. Suffering from the complications of syphilis toward the end of his life, Édouard Manet begins to jot down his daily impressions, reflections, and memories in a notebook. Between healing respites in the French countryside and holding court in his Paris studio, he finds inspiration in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIB

Grey, Zane

Summary: Besieged by British rangers and Shawnee Indians, the settlers of Fort Henry must make a valiant stand in one of the last battles of the American Revolution, and their only hope is Betty Zane, who runs the gauntlet to retrieve the last keg of gunpowder.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walter J. Black 1961

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Mayo, Matthew P.

Summary: In autumn, 1849, 14-year-old Janette Riker travels westward to Oregon Territory with her father and two brothers. Before crossing the Rockies, they stop briefly to hunt buffalo. The men leave camp early on the second day ... and never return. Based on actual events, and told in diary format, Stranded is the harrowing account of young Janette Riker's struggle to survive the long winter alone....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Five Star Publishing, a part of Cengage Learning, Inc. 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION MAY

Bayard, Louis

Summary: "A historical novel depicting a naïve, career-girl version of Jackie Kennedy and her iconic marriage-in-the-making to an elusive John F. Kennedy, narrated by Jack's best friend and fixer, Lem Billings"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAY

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAY

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAY

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Ewen, Pamela Binnings

Summary: Against the winds of war, with the Wehrmacht marching down the Champs-Élysées, Coco Chanel finds herself residing alongside the Reich's High Command in the Hotel Ritz. Surrounded by the enemy, she wages a private war of her own to wrestle full control of her perfume company from the hands of her Jewish business partner, Pierre Wertheimer. With anti-Semitism on the rise, he has escaped to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EWE

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