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Frances and Bernard

by Carlene Bauer

Loosely inspired by Robert Lowell and Flannery O'Connor, this absorbing, charming novel brings us into mid-century New York and the lives and letters of two writers-- their intense friendship, their discussions...


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

by Therese Anne Fowler

I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we’re ruined, Look closer…and you’ll see something extraordinary, mystifying, something real and true. We have never been what we seemed.

When beautiful, reckless...


Mary

by Janis Cooke Newman

A fascinating and intimate novel of the life of Mary Todd Lincoln, narrated by the First Lady herself

 

Mary Todd Lincoln is one of history’s most misunderstood and enigmatic women. She was a political strategist,...


Leo Africanus

by Amin Maalouf

An imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan. He wrote the first trilingual dictionary and Description of Africa.


Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

by E. O. Somerville & Martin Ross

"As the straight-man narrator, observer, and regular butt of hundreds of hilarious trials and mishaps, Major Yeates never ceases to be surprised, is usually not amused, and can't stop himself from loving his...


The Innocent

by Madison Jones

First novel by a modern master of Southern fiction, this tale is reminiscent of Hardy's Return of the Native-set in rural twentieth-century Tennessee. Southern Classics Series.


Green Centuries

by Caroline Gordon

This tragic novel traces the barbarization of the white settlers of the Appalachian frontier, culminating in the destruction of the Cherokee nation and the moral corruption of its conquerors. Southern Classics...


So Red the Rose

by Stark Young

Young's novel of war coming to the Natchez region of Mississippi has long been considered one of the best of Civil War novels. "If you would understand what was best in the Old South, its attitude toward life,...


Night Rider

by Robert Penn Warren

Warren's first novel, set during the "tobacco wars" that raged in Kentucky and Tennessee in the early part of this century. Percy Munn is one of Warren's innocent idealists whose delusions become murderous as...


The Farm She Was

by Ann Mohin

A story of love and loss, and the evolution of farm life as the 20th century unfolded, narrated by a feisty farm woman as she reflects on her life.


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Murder: A Revolutionary War Mystery

by Karen Swee

A tavern mistress in 1777 unravels a puzzle that involves stolen diplomatic letters, spies and avaricious traitors, while trying to find the killer of an overnight guest.


Sunrise Shows Late

by Eva Mekler

A love story about a young woman in a displaced-persons camp and a fellow survivor smuggling guns and DPs to Palestine.


The Quince Seed Potion

by Morteza Baharloo

This novel is set against the backdrop of Iran's turbulent modern history, is a saga of an indentured servant's devotion and love for his masters during the years 1928 to 1981.


A Journey to the End of the Millennium

by A. B. Yehoshua

In the year 999, when Ben Attar, a Moroccan Jewish merchant, takes a second wife, he commits an act whose unforeseen consequences will forever alter his family, his relationships, his business-his life. In an...


Empire of the Sun

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1984

by J. G. Ballard

The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China.

Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he...


The Company You Keep

by Neil Gordon

Now a major motion picture directed by Robert Redford and starring Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie, Terence Howard, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, and Stanley Tucci

It is 2006. Seventeen-year-old Isabel...


Shaka the Great: The Epic Story of the Zulu Empire

by Walton Golightly

1826. Shaka, king of the Zulus, has brutally consolidated his power, and is ready to move against those who continue to resist his authority.

But now a new tribe has emerged: white men from across the Great...


Queen Jezebel

The Catherine De Medici Trilogy #3

by Jean Plaidy

The final novel in the classic Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of historical fiction.

The aging Catherine de’ Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping to end the violence...


Hawkwood's Sword

by Frank Payton

Hawkwood's Sword vividly portrays the life of a mercenary on the battle fields in 14th century Italy and France. A tough and resilient hero Captain John Hawkwood commands like-minded fighting men gathered from...


The Scandalous Life of a True Lady

by Barbara Metzger

He's a master of disguises... but he can't mask true love. Spymaster Harry Harmon's new assignment is to spy on enemies at a country house party. To do that, he'll require a courtesan: learned, truthful, and...