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Faulks, Sebastian

Summary: American historian Hannah intends to immerse herself in World War II research in Paris, wary of paying much attention to the city where a youthful misadventure once left her dejected. But a chance encounter with Tariq, a Moroccan teenager whose visions of the City of Lights as a world of opportunity and rebirth starkly contrast with her own, disrupts her plan. Hannah agrees to take Tariq in as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FAU

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FAU

Swerling, Beverly.

Summary: Relaunching her architectural history career by tracking down several long-missing pieces of ancient Judaica, recovering alcoholic Annie Kendall accepts the help of smitten reporter Geoff Harris in an investigation with ties to a 16th-century Carthusian monk and a Jewish goldsmith who struggled for survival in a shadowy world marked by Thomas Cromwell, sexual secrets and religious treasure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SWE

Asimov, Isaac

Summary: The Foundation, a colony of psychologists, battles for supreme power in the galaxy, while also struggling to preserve all the accumulated knowledge of humankind in The Foundation, a sanctuary created by Hari Seldon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC Asimo

Murray, Paul

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Graham, Heather

Summary: Eager to start their life together, historian Vickie Preston and Special Agent Griffin Pryce take a detour en route to their new home in Virginia and stop for a visit in Baltimore. But their romantic weekend is interrupted when a popular author is found dead in the basement of an Edgar Allan Poe-themed restaurant. Because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the corpse, the FBI's Krewe...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mira Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Graham 2017

Preston, Douglas J.

Summary: Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story--one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of 1847, when the first skeletonized survivors of the party...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing Large Print 2019

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1 available in New Large Print, Call number: LP FIC PRE

Harkness, Deborah E.

Summary: After traveling through time, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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

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

Walker, Martin

Summary: When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno's jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man's past. He...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Harkness, Deborah E.

Summary: "After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Harkness 2014

Trollope, Joanna.

Summary: Defying the conventions of her Charleston family, Gillon spends a summer in London where she befriends Tilly and her photographer boyfriend, Henry, who follows Gillon back home and captures her home and family through his lens.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TRO

Gainza, María

Summary: The narrator of Optic Nerve is an Argentinian woman whose obsession is art. The story of her life is the story of the paintings, and painters, who matter to her. Her intimate, digressive voice guides us through a gallery of moments that have touched her. In these pages, El Greco visits the Sistine Chapel and is appalled by Michelangelo's bodies. The mystery of Rothko's refusal to finish murals...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2019

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GAI

Anthony, Piers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Books 2004

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ANT

Peters, Elizabeth

Summary: "A missing masterwork in wood, the last creation of a master carver who died in the violent tumult of the sixteenth century, may be hidden in a medieval German castle in the town of Rothenburg. The prize has called to Vicky Bliss, drawing her and an arrogant male colleague into the forbidding citadel and its dark secrets. But the treasure hunt soon turns deadly. Here, where the blood of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PET

Barnes, Julian.

Summary: A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1990

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Asimov, Isaac

Summary: One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1991

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ASI

Hill, Reginald.

Summary: The tiny village of Illthwaite in Cumbria, England, seems to be the kind of place where nothing much has happened for the last few centuries. But the two young strangers who arrive there on the same dank autumn day soon find that appearances are deceptive. Samantha Flood and Miguel Madero have absolutely nothing in common--except a burning desire to find out more about possible connections...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HIL

Peters, Elizabeth

Summary: "A picture is worth a thousand words but the photograph art historian Vicky Bliss has just received gives rise to a thousand questions instead. At first glance it appears to be the famous portrait of Frau Schliemann adorned in the gold of Troy. But closer study reveals the picture to be contemporary -- which is odd since Vicky knows the Trojan gold vanished sometime around the end of World War...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2008

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James, Henry

Summary: "This volume, the sixth and final in The Library of America's edition of the complete novels of Henry James, brings together two masterpieces of his extraordinary late period--The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904)--as well as his last extended narrative work, The Outcry (1911), a short comic novel of social manners."The idea for The Ambassadors came from James's friend William Dean...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JAM

Hill, Reginald.

Summary: Sam Flood is a young Australian post-grad en route to Cambridge. Miguel Madero is a Spanish historian in flight from a priests' seminary. They have nothing in common and no connection, except that they both want to dig up bits of the past that some people would rather keep buried. Once their paths cross, they become increasingly entangled as they pursue what at first seems to be separate...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: W.F. Howes 2006

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

Willig, Lauren.

Summary: Eloise Kelly sets off for England to complete her disseration on the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentain, discovering references to the most elusive spy of all, the Pink Carnation. As she works to unmask this spy, she stumbles across answers to all kinds of questions. Will she escape her bad luck and find a living, breathing hero all her own?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Willig 2006

Preston, Douglas J.

Summary: Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already under her belt, is approached by the handsome Historian, Guy Porter, to lead an expedition unlike any other. Guy tells his story--one involving the ill-fated Donner Party, who became permanently lodged in the American consciousness in the winter of 1847, when the first skeletonized survivors of the party...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC PRE

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC PRE
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Preston 2019

Flynn, Michael (Michael F.)

Summary: Tom, a contemporary historian and his physicist girlfriend Sharon become interested in a one small town in Germany that disappeared in 1349 and was never resettled. Father Deitrich the priest of the village is the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest in 1348, the year the Black Death spread across Europe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Book 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FLY

Vandever, Jennifer

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Shaye Areheart Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VAN

Talton, Jon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Poisoned Pen Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAL