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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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Baker, Jo

Summary: From the best selling author of 'Longbourn', comes a stunning new novel that follows an unnamed writer, Samuel Beckett, whose life and extraordinary literary gift are permanently shaped in the forge of war.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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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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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 Fiction Dunant 2017

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: FICTION BEN

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: "The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Kidd

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, Call number: FICTION MAY

McLain, Paula

Summary: After meeting and falling in love while she covered the Spanish Civil War in Madrid, Martha Gellhorn is forced to choose between her marriage to Ernest Hemingway and her career as a war correspondent.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2018

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Carey, Edward

Summary: In 1761 a tiny, odd-looking girl named Marie is born in a village in Switzerland. After the death of her parents, she is apprenticed to an eccentric wax sculptor and whisked off to the seamy streets of Paris, where they meet a domineering widow and her quiet, pale son. Together, they convert an abandoned monkey house into an exhibition hall for wax heads, and the spectacle becomes a sensation....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2018

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Ondaatje, Michael

Summary: Buddy Bolden, a New Orleans barber, cornet player, and full-time editor of a gossip sheet, disappears for two years, and when he returns, he goes berserk and spends his final years in the East Louisiana state hospital.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1996

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OND

Cercas, Javier

Summary: An elderly man in his nineties, living in Barcelona, a Holocaust survivor who gave hundreds of speeches, granted dozens of interviews, received important national honors, and even moved government officials to tears. But in May 2005, Marco was exposed as a fraud: he was never in a Nazi concentration camp.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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Montgomery, Jess

12 holds on 2 copies

Summary: When Lily Ross learns that her husband, Daniel Ross, the town's widely respected sheriff, is killed while transporting a prisoner, she is devastated and vows to avenge his death. Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner's widow, is unaware that Daniel has died, and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter. From miles away but worlds apart,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2019

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Sullivan, Mark T.

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Based on a true story, Pino Lella is forced to enlist as a German soldier and recruited to become the personal driver for Hitler's left hand in Italy. With the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Dawson, Jill.

Summary: In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk, to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans. She has another motive too - a secret romance with a married lover based in London. Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that all her demons have come with her. Prowlers, sexual obsessives, frauds, imposters, suicides and murderers: the tropes of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Benjamin, Melanie

Summary: A fascinating novel of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends, screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC BEN

Hilleman, Andrew

Summary: Once the most wanted man in America, Pat Crowe is a forgotten folk hero who captivated the nation as an outlaw for economic justice. World, Chase Me Down resurrects him, telling the electrifying story of the first great crime of the last century: how in 1900 the out-of-work former butcher kidnapped the teenage son of Omaha's wealthiest meatpacking tycoon for a ransom of $25,000 in gold, and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Littell, Robert

Summary: "In March 1953, four women meet in Room 408 of Moscow's deluxe Metropole Hotel. They have gathered, not altogether willingly, to reminisce about Vladimir Mayakovsky, the poet who in death had become a national idol of Soviet Russia. In life, however, he was a much more complicated figure. Each of these ladies loved Mayakovsky in the course of his life, and as they piece together their memories...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIT

Flint, Eric

Summary: In 1636 France, King Louis sends his expectant wife, Queen Anne, into seclusion to keep her safe, while France's foreign enemies as well as traitors within the court make their move, forcing factions both inside and outside of the country to choose sides.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Baen Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FLI

Koen, Karleen.

Summary: Louis XIV is one of the best-known monarchs ever to grace the French throne. But what was he like as a young man -- the man before Versailles? After the death of his prime minister, twenty-two-year-old Louis steps in to govern France. He's still a young man, but one who, as king, willfully takes all he can get -- including his brother's wife. As the love affair between Louis and Princess...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2011

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Coelho, Paulo

Summary: "A novel of Mata Hari's final days, as written by the woman herself while accused of espionage"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COE

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Gortner, C. W.

Summary: "Marlene reveals the inner life of a woman of grit, glamour, and ambition who defied convention, seduced the world, and forged her own path on her own terms."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOR

Kilpack, Josi S.

Summary: Young author Walter Scott is desperately in love with Mina, but after she rejects his marriage proposal, Walter travels to England, where he meets and courts a young Frenchwoman, Charlotte Carpenter and discovers there is a difference between a man's first love and his best love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shadow Mountain 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIL

Kilpack, Josi S.

Summary: Young author Walter Scott is desperately in love with Mina, but after she rejects his marriage proposal, Walter travels to England, where he meets and courts a young Frenchwoman, Charlotte Carpenter and discovers there is a difference between a man's first love and his best love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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Hijuelos, Oscar

Summary: Chronicles the sojourn of journalist-explorer Henry Stanley; his wife, the painter Dorothy Tennant; and Mark Twain, Stanley's longtime friend, as they head for Cuba in search of Stanley's father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015

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