Summary: Lil and Frank married young, started a family, and have recently retired to North Carolina. Determined to leave a history behind for their grown kids, Lil sifts through letters and diary entries, uncovering family stories—and revealing more secrets than Frank wants their children to know. Empathetic and profound, this novel from master storyteller Jill McCorkle deconstructs and reconstructs what it means to be a father or a mother, and to be a child trying to know your parents, trying to make sense of the hieroglyphics of history and memory.
Summary: In post-Katrina New Orleans, a single mother jeopardizes the safety of her friends and family as she fights crooked businessmen, her corrupt law firm, and a white supremacist group in a collision of race and greed.
Summary: From Anthony Doerr--the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land--the beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Summary: From the USA Today bestselling author of The Long Flight Home...Recruited from Churchill’s typing pool to become an undercover spy in German-occupied France, a young woman from London bravely endures daring missions, audacious escapes, and harrowing imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp, risking everything for the country—and the man—she loves.
Summary: The unforgettable, haunting story of a young woman’s perilous fight for freedom and justice for her brother, the first novel published in English by a female Kurdish writer.
Summary: Award-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author Caitlin Rother invites readers to examine the mysterious death of 32-year-old Rebecca Zahau. Found hanging from a second-story balcony of her multimillionaire boyfriend’s San Diego mansion in 2011, Rebecca was naked and gagged, with her ankles tied and hands bound behind her. On the door to her bedroom, investigators found a mysterious hand-written message: “SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER.” The death was deemed a suicide, but Rother reveals there's more to the story...
Summary: This New York Times bestseller intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
Summary: A brilliant novel about a building, a brothel, and a swirl of characters in London’s red-light district. From the author of the Booker Prize finalist Elmet, Hot Stew confronts questions about class, gender, and power, all through an entertaining, cinematic story.
Summary: Schoolteacher Rose follows her dream, buys an apartment in Florence and falls in love. She makes a mysterious discovery that changes her destiny.
Summary: Through linked stories of an ambitious 1920’s chorus girl and a grieving modern-day film student, award-winning author and journalist Denny S. Bryce brings jazz age Chicago’s Black Renaissance to vibrant life in this stirring, impeccably researched novel about loss, forgiveness, and the limitations—and surprises—of love.
Summary: A sweeping debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born. Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia is a powerful novel from an incredible new talent.
Summary: An Oprah's Book Club pick and #1 New York Times bestseller, Hidden Valley Road is the true medical detective story of an American family who became science's greatest hope in the quest to understand schizophrenia.
Summary: Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, it seems like she is always working so much harder than her husband. When the Spanglers go house hunting in an exclusive neighborhood, Nora uncovers a plot that may explain the secret to having-it-all. One that’s worth killing for.
Summary: Set during and after the Civil War, Kaitlyn Greenidge’s masterful second novel follows Libertie Sampson, the daughter of a Black female physician, and explores what “freedom” actually means for Black women. Beautifully written and rich with historical detail, Libertie is an immersive, revelatory read, perfect for fans of Yaa Gyasi and Brit Bennett.
Summary: Queenie Jenkins can't cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That's definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn't seem to see her, a family who don't seem to listen (if it's not Jesus or water rates, they're not interested), and trying to fit in two worlds that don't really understand her, it's no wonder she's struggling. She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life?
Summary: America’s First Lady of Frontier Romance, the iconic Janet Dailey, invites readers on an exciting new journey beginning in the late-1800’s, as a cowboy named Joe Dollarhide sets out on one of the first cattle drives from Texas to Montana in hopes of claiming his own piece of the open range.
Summary: A talented artist with a broken heart finds her calling crafting realistic masks for wounded soldiers disfigured in WWI…
Summary: A rich family story, a personal look at the legacy of war in the Middle East, and an indelible rendering of how we hold on to the people and places we call home.
Three Ordinary Girls: The Remarkable Story of Three Dutch Teenagers Who Became Spies, Saboteurs, Nazi Assassinsand WWII Heroes
Summary: Three Ordinary Girls by award-winning historian Tim Brady is the astonishing true story of three fearless teenage resisters during WWII whose youth and innocence belied their extraordinary daring in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Summary: A Scottish police inspector deals with forgeries and false identities in a new murder mystery from bestselling author Val McDermid.
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