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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...

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2018

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Stockwin, Julian

Summary: November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past. But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England,...

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder & Stoughton 2017

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

Frantz, Laura

Summary: Lady Elizabeth "Liberty" Lawson, daughter of the British lieutenant governor of the Virginia Colony, seems to have her life in order. But colonial Williamsburg is a powder keg on the verge of exploding, and her fiance's cousin Noble Rynallt carries the flame of revolution in his heart. Will she stay true to her English roots, or side with Noble and the radical revolutionaries?

Publisher / Publication Date: Revell 2017

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION FRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P FRA

Ackerman, Sara

Summary: "Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing their lives together one year after the disappearance of her husband. As rumors swirl and questions about his loyalties surface, Violet believes Ella knows something....

Publisher / Publication Date: MIRA Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACK

Tully, Daniela

Summary: "Suspenseful and compelling, Daniela Tully's Hotel on Shadow Lake is at once an intricate mystery, an epic romance, and a Gothic family saga. When Maya was a girl in Germany, her grandmother was everything to her: teller of magical fairy tales, surrogate mother, best friend. Then, shortly after Maya's sixteenth birthday, her grandmother disappeared without a trace, leaving Maya with only...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Thomas, Will

Summary: "At the request of Her Majesty's government, private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker agrees to take on his least favorite kind of assignment--he's to provide security for a secret conference with the French government. The conference is to take place on the private estate of Lord Hargrave on a remote island off the coast of Cornwall. The goal of the conference is the negotiation of a new treaty with...

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2016

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Arnaldur Indridason

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Summary: "A man is found murdered in a small apartment in Reykjavík, shot in the head with a pistol. The police's attention is immediately drawn to the foreign soldiers who are on every street corner in the summer of 1941. So begins officers Flóvent and Thorson's investigation, which will lead them down a path darker than either of them expected, and force them to reckon with their own demons"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

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Arnaldur Indridason

Summary: "A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a thrilling new series by internationally bestselling author Arnaldur Indridason. THE PAST In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled in 'the shadow district', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the...

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: HOT TITLE

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M IND

Harris, Robert

Summary: Guy Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Rikard von Holz is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Now, when Guy flies with Chamberlain...

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Random House 2018

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

Camden, Elizabeth

Summary: "In 1898, an abandoned mansion overlooking the Hudson River Valley proves a refuge and resource for Sophie van Riijn in her volunteer work for the Weather Bureau until Quentin Vandermark, a long-lost heir of the estate, shows up"--

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION CAM

Quick, Amanda

Summary: Calista Langley operates an exclusive "introduction" agency in Victorian London, catering to respectable ladies and gentlemen who find themselves alone in the world. But now, a dangerously obsessed individual has begun sending her trinkets and gifts suitable only for those in deepest mourning -- a black mirror, a funeral wreath, a ring set with black jet stone. Each is engraved with her...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

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

Follett, Ken

Summary: A half-century love affair between a man in service to Elizabeth I and a woman on the opposing side of England's religious divide is challenged by violent ideological power shifts, torn loyalties and the queen's circle of spies.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

Raybourn, Deanna

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to...

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: M RAY

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...

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2017

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

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

Benedict, Marie

1 hold on 5 copies

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...

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,...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Colin, Beatrice

Summary: "Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young widow and an engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Emile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear....

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC COL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION COL

Grant, Joan

Summary: In Winged Pharaoh, Joan Grant tells the story of Sekeeta, the Pharoah's daughter. The ancient Egyptians reserved the title of "Winged Pharaoh" for ruler-priests who possessed extra-sensory powers. When Sekeeta demonstrates psychic abilities, she is sent to the temple and trained to recall past lives. Upon the death of her father, she becomes a "winged Pharaoh" - both priestess and Pharaoh - and...

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Duckworth 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Gwin, Minrose

Summary: A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one...

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

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

Benjamin, Melanie

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

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Wang, Daren

Summary: Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart. Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to...

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAN

Harmel, Kristin

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Summary: Newlywed Ruby Benoit arrives in Paris in 1939 with her French husband Marcel, imagining strolls in the golden afternoon light. But war is looming on the horizon, and as France falls to the Nazis, her marriage begins to splinter. Charlotte Dacher is eleven when the Germans roll into the French capital, and when Jews are ordered to wear the yellow star, she can't imagine things getting much...

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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Quick, Amanda

Summary: After escaping from a private sanitarium, Adelaide Blake arrives in Burning Cove, California, desperate to start over. In Burning Cove, no one is who they seem. Behind facades of glamour and power hide drug dealers, gangsters, and grifters. Into this make-believe world comes psychic to the stars Madame Zolanda.

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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