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The King Not Lost

by Hamid Karima

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The King Not Lost is a historical legend that tells of a simple but clever shepherd named Dara. Set in a west Asian country in the sixteenth century, the high minister travels to Dara's small village...


Out of the Shadows

by Joanne Rendell

A woman's unexpected connection to a nineteenth-century writer changes her life in the new novel from the author of Crossing Washington Square

Clara Fitzgerald's recent losses have set her adrift, personally...


The Secret Eleanor

by Cecelia Holland

Eleanor of Aquitaine seized hold of life in the 12th century in a way any modern woman would envy!

1151: As Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor grew up knowing what it was to be regarded for herself and not for...


Nor Will He Sleep: An Inspector McLevy Mystery

by David Ashton

1887. The streets of Edinburgh seethe with youthful anarchy as two rival gangs of students, Scarlet Runners and White Devils, try to outdo each other in wild exploits. After a pitched battle between them, an...


War Cry

by Charles G. West

Will Carson is the best scout at Fort Dodge. Then he saves the life of Sarah Lawton, a lovely widow with her young daughter, both helpless under Indian fire. And by doing so, he' made mortal enemies with the...


Day of the Angel

by Irina Muravyova & John Dewey

‘Day of the Angel’ follows the fates and fortunes of three generations of the Ushakov family, members of the Russian émigré community living in Paris following the Revolution. Against the historical background...


Island of Shattered Dreams

by Chantal Spitz & Jean Anderson

Finally in English, Island of Shattered Dreams is the first ever novel by an indigenous Tahitian writer. In a lyrical and immensely moving style, this book combines a family saga and a doomed love story, set...


Far Bright Star

by Robert Olmstead

The year is 1916. The enemy, Pancho Villa, is elusive. Terrain is unforgiving. Through the mountains and across the long dry stretches of Mexico, Napoleon Childs, an aging cavalryman, leads an expedition of...


The Gendarme

by Mark T. Mustian

To most people, Emmett Conn is a confused old World War I veteran, fading in and out of senility. But in his mind, Emmett is haunted by events he'd long forgotten. In his dreams, he's a gendarme, a soldier marching...


Emily Hudson: A Novel

by Melissa Jones

Based on an episode in Henry James's life, the captivating story of a young heroine with ambitions and desires beyond her time.

By the start of the Civil War, Emily Hudson has lost her entire family to consumption....


The Sixth Surrender: A Novel

by Hana Samek Norton

Read Hana Samek Norton's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.

A transporting debut novel set in thirteenth century France-a time when chivalry reigned and treachery ruled

In the last years of...


Promise Bridge

by Eileen Clymer Schwab

A powerful debut novel of friendship, love, and family set in the segregated pre-Civil War South.

"This is a promise bridge, and it bridges a promise flowing from your heart to mine. It can't never be broken...the...


Nostalgia

by Dennis McFarland

This stunning Civil War novel from best-selling author Dennis McFarland brings us the journey of a nineteen-year-old private, abandoned by his comrades in the Wilderness, who is struggling to regain his voice,...


The Spymistress

by Jennifer Chiaverini

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of "a true Union woman as true as steel" who...


The Volcano Lover

by Susan Sontag

Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day, this unconventional, bestselling historical...


A Prayer for the Dying

by Stewart O'Nan

New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year

Set in Friendship, Wisconsin, just after the Civil War, A Prayer for the Dying tells of a horrible epidemic that is suddenly and gruesomely killing the town's...


Once We Were Brothers

by Ronald H. Balson

The gripping tale about two boys, once as close as brothers, who find themselves on opposite sides of the Holocaust.

Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, is attending a fundraiser...


Jacob's Oath

by Martin Fletcher

As World War II winds to a close, Europe's roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. But Jacob...


Fair Exchange

by Michele Roberts

In the early 1800s in a small village in rural France, a peasant woman named Louise summons her priest. Fearing she is about to die, Louise begins her final confession to the bored cleric and reveals a lifelong...


Atilus the Gladiator: The Atilus Saga, Book Two

by E. C. Tubb

From the cold, misty shores of Britain, which the Emperor Claudius had invaded, Atilus Cindras was taken as a boy slave to work and fight for the greater glory of the Roman Empire. Eventually, he was sent to...