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The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan

This widely acclaimed bestseller spans two countries and two generations, following a group of Chinese women who meet to play mah jong, invest money and tell the secret stories of their lives. They call their...


Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

by Geraldine Brooks

An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of March and The Secret Chord coming from Viking in October 2015 

When an infected...


Elizabeth I: The Novel

by Margaret George

New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history's most enthralling queen-as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart.

One of today's premier historical novelists, Margaret George...


Waterloo

The Sharpe Stories #20

by Bernard Cornwell

June 1815: The Duke of Wellington, the Prince of Orange, and Napoleon will meet on the battlefield--and decide the fate of Europe

With the emperor Napoleon at its head, an enormous French army is marching toward...


Sharpe's Revenge

The Sharpe Stories #19

by Bernard Cornwell

When his honor and reputation are at stake, Sharpe seeks revenge--at any cost

It is 1814, and the defeat of Napoleon seems imminent--if the well-protected city of Toulouse can be conquered. For Richard Sharpe,...


Sharpe's Siege

The Sharpe Stories #18

by Bernard Cornwell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Sharpe's Regiment

The Sharpe Stories #17

by Bernard Cornwell

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Sharpe's Honor

The Sharpe Stories #16

by Bernard Cornwell

An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally...


Sharpe's Enemy

The Sharpe Stories #15

by Bernard Cornwell

A band of renegades led by Sharpe's vicious enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, holds a group of British and French women hostage on a strategic mountain pass. Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold...


The Observations

by Jane Harris

The Observations is a hugely assured and darkly funny debut set in nineteenth-century Scotland. Bessy Buckley, the novel?s heroine, is a cynical, wide-eyed, and tender fifteen-year-old Irish girl who takes a...


First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

by Charlie Lovett

A thrilling literary mystery costarring Jane Austen from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale

Charlie Lovett's newest book The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge is now available...


Dollbaby: A Novel

by Laura L McNeal

A Top Ten Finalist for Best Historical Novel, Goodreads Choice Awards, and a LibraryReads and Okra Pick

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity...


Dreaming for Freud: A Novel

by Sheila Kohler

An award-winning author reimagines one of Freud’s most famous and controversial cases

Acclaimed for her spare prose and exceptional psychological insights in her novels Becoming Jane Eyre and Love Child, Sheila...


Mrs. Hemingway: A Novel

by Naomi Wood

The Paris Wife was only the beginning of the story . . .

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

A Richard & Judy UK Pick

Paula McLain’s New York Times–bestselling novel piqued readers’ interest...


The Ship of Brides: A Novel

by Jojo Moyes

From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the...


The Temporary Gentleman

by Sebastian Barry

A stunning new novel from the two-time Man Booker shortlisted author of The Secret Scripture

 

In this highly anticipated new novel, Irishman Jack McNulty is a “temporary gentleman”—an Irishman whose commission...


The Hundred Secret Senses: A Novel

by Amy Tan

The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically...


The Personal History of Rachel DuPree: A Novel

by Ann Weisgarber

An award-winning novel with incredible heart, about life on the prairie as it's rarely been seen

When Rachel, hired help in a Chicago boardinghouse, falls in love with Isaac, the boardinghouse owner's son,...


Letters from Yellowstone

by Diane Smith

In the spring of 1898, A. E. (Alexandria) Bartram--a spirited young woman with a love for botany--is invited to join a field study in Yellowstone National Park. The study's leader, a mild-mannered professor...


Savage Girl

by Jean Zimmerman

“An over-the-top romp through 1870s America . . . compulsively readable.” —Oprah.com

Jean Zimmerman’s spectacular follow-up to The Orphanmaster has it all: Gilded Age romance, robber baron excess, detective...