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The Fan Tan Players

by Julian Lees

THE FAN TAN PLAYERS opens in 1928 in Macao on a cyclone-drenched Quasimodo Sunday. Nadia Shashkova, now in her late twenties, but originally a child refugee from pre-revolutionary Russia, is contemplating her...


Now Face to Face: A Novel

by Karleen Koen

The beloved heroine from Koen's bestselling Through a Glass Darkly returns in a passionate, unforgettable, romantic tapestry. A widow at age 20, emotionally devastated and financially ruined by the death of...


A Jewish Journey

by Sheldon Cohen & Sheldon Cohen M.D.

Before World War II in Germany, two young boys–-one Jewish one Christian–-play football on the same team, little knowing that their paths will cross again on a war-torn battlefield.

Max Tepper–-the son...


A Jewish Story

by Sheldon Cohen & Nicholas Ostler

A Jewish family, victimized by anti-Semitism in Poland and Germany, flees to Minsk, Byelorussia and eventually to the Minsk forests when the Soviet Union is invaded by Nazi Germany in World War II. They become...


The Dark Room

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2001

by Rachel Seiffert

A debut novel that retells the history of twentieth-century Germany through the experiences of three ordinary Germans.

Helmut: A boy born with a physical deformity finds work as a photographer’s assistant...


The Tale of Genji

by Murasaki Shikibu & Kencho Suematsu

Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel—and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout...


White Ghost Girls

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2006

by Alice Greenway

Summer 1967. The turmoil of the Maoist revolution is spilling over into Hong Kong and causing unrest as war rages in neighboring Vietnam. White Ghost Girls is the story of Frankie and Kate, two American sisters...


The Quest of the Silver Fleece: A Novel

by W.E.B. Dubois

Originally published in 1911, The Quest of the Silver Fleece was the first novel to come from world-famous sociologist and civil-rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois. A controversial title of its time, the novel chronicles...


The Spymaster's Daughter

by Jeane Westin

In the court of Elizabeth I, the daughter of the queen’s powerful spymaster becomes a secret agent, and plays a dangerous role in saving her country from its ruthless enemies.

 

In Tudor England, traitors...


Heathen and Outcast Scenes in the Life of George Eliot

by Robert Muscutt

Based on a wealth of biographical fact, Heathen and Outcast dramatizes the years 1842 - 1854 in the remarkable life of Mary Ann Evans, later known as the great novelist George Eliot. Her uncompromising search...


A Vision of Light: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel

by Judith Merkle Riley

The bestselling novel that introduces Margaret of Ashbury and launches a trilogy featuring this irrepressible woman

Margaret of Ashbury wants to write her life story. However, like most women in fourteenth-century...


No Eye Can See

by Jane Kirkpatrick

“Jane Kirkpatrick has, almost literally, created her own genre of fiction. Her books enfold…whisper, ‘Let me tell you about a woman who…’ They find a secret place in each of us and bring it gently...


Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country

by Rosalind Miles

Camelot--a vibrant pageant of love, heartbreak, hatred, jealousy, revenge, and desire--as seen through the eyes of its queen, Guenevere

Raised in the tranquil beauty of the Summer Country, Princess Guenevere...


The Pilgrim

by Hugh Nissenson

"Nissenson, acclaimed for his powerful narratives (The Days of Awe; The Tree of Life), here shows the tight grip of religious devotion on one young man's mind ... History, politics, faith, and daily life all...


Pride and Pyramids: Mr. Darcy in Egypt

by Amanda Grange & Jacqueline Webb

Praise for Mr. Darcy's Diary:

"Sensitive to the original but lots of fun ... a treat for Pride and Prejudice fans." -Woman magazine

"Written with charm, elegance, and style, Amanda Grange's excellent retelling......


Whispers in the Sand

by Barbara Erskine

Recently divorced, Anna Fox decides to cheer herself up by retracing a Nile cruise her great-great-grandmother, Louisa, made in the mid-nineteenth century. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions-an...


His Last Duchess

by Gabrielle Kimm

That's my last duchess painted on the wall...

Seduced by the hot sun and blinding passions of Renaissance Italy, sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de' Medici sees a gilded life stretching ahead. Her wealthy new husband...


The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter

by Mary Ellen Ellen Dennis

"This wonderful retelling of Alfred Noyes's The Highwayman, is quite simply, remarkable."

-Booklist starred review

And the highwayman came riding, riding, riding...

Elizabeth Wyndham is a rarity-a young lady...


Child of the Northern Spring: Book One of the Guinevere Trilogy

by Persia Woolley

"An absorbing portrait of the Arthurian age."

-San Francisco Chronicle

Among the first to look at the story of Camelot through Guinevere's eyes, Woolley sets the traditional tale in the time of its origin,...


Royal Escape: In which a dare-devil King with a price on his head fools his enemies and terrifies his friends

by Georgette Heyer

This brilliantly entertaining novel is a fictionalization of the true story of Charles II, charting his daring flight to France after the Battle of Worcester, where Cromwell and his Protestant forces defeated...