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  • Curse of the crocodile god [downloadable ebook]

    Curse of the crocodile god2007

    by Stewart Ross

    Summary: In Ancient Egypt, the lives of thirteen-year-olds Methen and Madja are endangered when they stumble across a group of grave robbers who are plundering the pyramids.

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  • The dressmaker [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    The dressmaker / a novel2012

    by Kate Alcott

    (28,294)

    Summary: A spirited woman survives the sinking of the Titanic only to find herself embroiled in the tumultuous aftermath of that great tragedy. Tess is one of the last people to escape into a lifeboat. When...  more »

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  • The quilt [downloadable ebook]

    The quilt2004

    by Gary Paulsen

    (422)

    Summary: During World War II, while his father is in Europe fighting and his mother is working in Chicago, a five-year-old boy goes to live with his grandmother in a rural Norwegian American community in Minnesota. Based on events from the author's life.

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  • The tiger's prey [eBook] : a novel of adventure

    The tiger's prey : a novel of adventure2017

    by Wilbur A. Smith

    (3,510)

    Summary: From jacket of book: When his stepfather's gambling debts leave him a marked man, Francis Courtney flees to South Africa with revenge on his mind. His uncle, Tom Courtney, killed Francis's father....  more »

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  • The glass ocean [eBook] : a novel

    The glass ocean : a novel2018

    by Beatriz Williams

    (14,328)

    Summary: A "historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century--two deep in the past, one in the present--to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania... As the...  more »

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  • Manhattan Beach [eBook] : a novel

    Manhattan Beach : a novel2017

    by Jennifer Egan

    (76,080)

    Summary: "The long-awaited, daring, and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan,...  more »

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  • The lighthouse keeper's daughter [eBook] : a novel

    The lighthouse keeper's daughter : a novel2018

    by Hazel Gaynor

    (10,121)

    Summary: From The New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home comes a historical novel inspired by true events, and the extraordinary female lighthouse keepers of the past two hundred years....  more »

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  • Love and ruin [eBook] : a novel

    Love and ruin : a novel2018

    by Paula McLain

    (21,778)

    Summary: "The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn--a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman...  more »

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  • The weight of ink [eBook]

    The weight of ink2017

    by Rachel Kadish

    (29,600)

    Summary: "An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel for readers of A.S. Byatt's Possession and Geraldine Brooks's People of the Book. Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first...  more »

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  • News of the world [eBook] : a novel

    News of the world : a novel2016

    by Paulette Jiles

    (82,689)

    Summary: "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multi-layered...  more »

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  • The Essex serpent [eBook] : a novel

    The Essex serpent : a novel2017

    by Sarah Perry

    (47,245)

    Summary: "Costa Book Award Finalist and the Waterstones (UK) Book of the Year 2016." "I loved this book. At once numinous, intimate and wise, The Essex Serpent is a marvelous novel about the workings of life,...  more »

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  • A column of fire [eBook]

    A column of fire2017

    by Ken Follett

    (80,203)

    Summary: "International bestselling author Ken Follett has enthralled millions of readers with The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, two stories of the Middle Ages set in the fictional city of...  more »

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  • The duchess [eBook] : a novel

    The duchess : a novel2017

    by Danielle Steel

    (9,368)

    Summary: "Angelique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies,...  more »

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  • Murder on the Serpentine [eBook]

    Murder on the Serpentine2017

    by Anne Perry

    Summary: Privately summoned by Queen Victoria when one of her closest confidantes is found murdered, Thomas Pitt navigates the secretive world of London society in what becomes the most dangerous case of his career.

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  • See what I have done [eBook]

    See what I have done2017

    by Sarah Schmidt

    (13,133)

    Summary: When her father and stepmother are found brutally murdered on a summer morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden - thirty-two years old and still living at home - immediately becomes a suspect. But after a...  more »

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  • On her majesty's frightfully secret service [eBook]

    On her majesty's frightfully secret service2017

    by Rhys Bowen

    (7,419)

    Summary: "In the new Royal Spyness Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous, Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it's...  more »

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  • The lost letter [eBook]

    The lost letter2017

    by Jillian Cantor

    (10,539)

    Summary: Austria, 1938. Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. When his teacher disappears during Kristallnacht, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and...  more »

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  • In the midst of winter [eBook] : a novel

    In the midst of winter : a novel2017

    by Isabel Allende

    Summary: "In the Midst of Winter begins with a minor traffic accident--which becomes the catalyst for an unexpected and moving love story between two people who thought they were deep into the winter of their...  more »

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  • The painted queen [eBook]

    The painted queen2017

    by Elizabeth Peters

    Summary: Egypt, 1912. Arriving in Cairo for another thrilling excavation season, Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo when a man with knife protruding from his...  more »

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  • Someone to wed [eBook] : a Westcott novel

    Someone to wed : a Westcott novel2017

    by Mary Balogh

    Summary: A very practical marriage makes Alexander Westcott question his heart in the latest Regency romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Someone to Hold. When Alexander Westcott becomes the...  more »

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  • Cakewalk [eBook] : a novel

    Cakewalk : a novel2016

    by Rita Mae Brown

    (564)

    Summary: "Set against the backdrop of America emerging from World War I, Cakewalk provides an entertaining look at a small town straddling the Mason Dixon line, where the townsfolk remain split between good...  more »

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  • The award [eBook] : a novel

    The award : a novel2016

    by Danielle Steel

    (5,519)

    Summary: Gaelle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend,...  more »

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  • Seven stones to stand or fall [eBook] : a collection of Outlander fiction

    Seven stones to stand or fall : a collection of Outlander fiction2017

    by Diana Gabaldon

    (10,821)

    Summary: "A magnificent collection of short fiction--including two never-before-published novellas--featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, all extending the story of Outlander...  more »

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  • The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue [eBook]

    The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue2017

    by Mackenzi Lee

    (102,184)

    Summary: Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval...  more »

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  • Before we were yours [eBook] : a novel

    Before we were yours : a novel2017

    by Lisa Wingate

    (432,283)

    Summary: "Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old,...  more »

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  • The life she was given [eBook]

    The life she was given2017

    by Ellen Marie Wiseman

    (19,397)

    Summary: "On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly isn't allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. She's never even...  more »

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  • The last Tudor [eBook]

    The last Tudor2017

    by Philippa Gregory

    (18,690)

    Summary: Lady Jane Grey and her two sisters each dared to defy their queen. Seventeen-year-old Jane Grey was only queen of England for nine days before Queen Mary sent her to the executioner's block. Her...  more »

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  • The Paris spy [eBook] : a Maggie Hope mystery

    The Paris spy : a Maggie Hope mystery2017

    by Susan Elia MacNeal

    (6,293)

    Summary: "American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope secretly navigates Nazi-occupied France to find two brave women during the darkest days of World War II in the latest novel in this New...  more »

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  • Lincoln in the bardo [eBook] : a novel

    Lincoln in the bardo : a novel2017

    by George Saunders

    (131,710)

    Summary: On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the...  more »

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  • In this grave hour [eBook] : a novel

    In this grave hour : a novel2017

    by Jacqueline Winspear

    (13,162)

    Summary: When listeners last heard Maisie Dobbs, it was 1938, and the world was on the brink of war. Maisie herself was on a dangerous mission inside Nazi Germany, where she encountered an old enemy and the...  more »

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  • We were the lucky ones [eBook]

    We were the lucky ones2017

    by Georgia Hunter

    (112,297)

    Summary: "An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who scatter at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive, and to reunite. It is the spring of...  more »

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  • The orphan's tale [eBook]

    The orphan's tale2017

    by Pam Jenoff

    (69,179)

    Summary: Sixteen-year-old Noa, forced to give up her baby fathered by a Nazi soldier, snatches a child from a boxcar containing Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp and takes refuge with a traveling...  more »

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  • The Chilbury ladies' choir [eBook] : a novel

    The Chilbury ladies' choir : a novel2017

    by Jennifer Ryan

    (27,922)

    Summary: Letters and journals reveal the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the upheavals of war and village intrigue on the English home front.

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  • The cutthroat [eBook]

    The cutthroat2017

    by Clive Cussler

    (4,549)

    Summary: "The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this. Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who...  more »

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  • A perilous undertaking [eBook]

    A perilous undertaking2017

    by Deanna Raybourn

    Summary: "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...  more »

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  • Lillian Boxfish takes a walk [eBook] : a novel

    Lillian Boxfish takes a walk : a novel2017

    by Kathleen Rooney

    Summary: "A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk... paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the...  more »

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  • War cry [eBook] : a novel of adventure

    War cry : a novel of adventure2017

    by Wilbur A. Smith

    (4,032)

    Summary: "As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and...  more »

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  • The stars are fire [eBook]

    The stars are fire2017

    by Anita Shreve

    (34,201)

    Summary: In October 1947, after a summer long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace...  more »

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  • The second Mrs. Hockaday [eBook] : a novel

    The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel2017

    by Susan Rivers

    (7,889)

    Summary: "When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself...  more »

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  • Pachinko [eBook]

    Pachinko2017

    by Min Jin Lee

    (254,533)

    Summary: "A new tour de force from the bestselling author of Free Food for Millionaires, for readers of The Kite Runner and Cutting for Stone. PACHINKO follows one Korean family through the generations,...  more »

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